Jean Alesi  France

  • Full name Jean Robert Alesi
  • Aka born as Giovanni Alesi
  • Nickname The French Sicilian
  • Birth date June 11, 1964
  • Birthplace Montfavet, Avignon, Vaucluse, France
  • Current age 50 years 136 days
  • Height 1.7 m
  • Weight 74 kg
  • Teams Benetton, Ferrari, Jordan, Prost, Sauber, Tyrrell
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World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1989 Tyrrell 8 8 0 0 5 4 0 0 9 0 0 8 9
1990 Tyrrell 16 15 0 2 10 2 0 0 3 0 0 13 9
1991 Ferrari 16 16 0 3 8 3 0 0 4 1 0 21 7
1992 Ferrari 16 16 0 2 6 3 0 0 3 0 0 18 7
1993 Ferrari 16 16 0 2 7 2 0 0 3 0 0 16 6
1994 Ferrari 14 14 0 4 8 2 1 3 1 0 0 24 5
1995 Ferrari 17 17 1 5 9 1 0 3 2 1 0 42 5
1996 Benetton 16 16 0 8 11 2 0 0 3 2 0 47 4
1997 Benetton 17 17 0 5 14 2 1 2 1 0 0 36 5
1998 Sauber 16 16 0 1 12 3 0 1 2 0 0 9 11
1999 Sauber 16 16 0 0 8 6 0 1 2 0 0 2 15
2000 Prost 17 17 0 0 5 9 0 0 7 0 0 0 -
2001 Prost, Jordan 17 17 0 0 16 5 0 0 9 0 0 5 15
Total 202 201 1 32 119 1 2 10 1 4 0 241
Race Circuit Date
First race French Grand Prix Paul Ricard July 9, 1989 Race results
Last race Japanese Grand Prix Suzuka October 14, 2001 Race results
Profile

Born in France of Sicilian parents, Jean was viewed as an outsider until he started to shine in the junior formulae, and only then was he considered a Frenchman. Running with next to no sponsorship, he starred in the 1986 French Formula Three Championship, finishing second to Yannick Dalmas. He went one better in 1987 before moving up to Formula 3000 in 1988. Halfway through his second year in this category, a vacancy came up at Tyrrell for the French Grand Prix and team boss Eddie Jordan propelled Jean into the seat. Jean responded in style, taking fourth place. In the first race of 1990, Jean swapped the lead with Ayrton Senna's McLaren, finishing second. Another second came at Monaco. Jean joined Ferrari in 1991, and, despite endless promise, it was not until the Canadian Grand Prix in 1995 that he finally won. He should also have won in Italy, and drove a belter in the wet at the Nurburgring. Jean moved to Benetton in 1996 and had his best ever year, finishing fourth overall, despite not winning a race, then staying on for 1997 before joining Sauber for 1998. A spell with Prost in 2000 was added to by a mid-season switch to Jordan in 2001, after which he left Formula One to race for Mercedes in German touring cars with great effect.

Reproduced from The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Formula One published by Carlton Books

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