Emanuele Pirro  Italy

  • Full name Emanuele Pirro
  • Birth date January 12, 1962
  • Birthplace Rome, Italy
  • Current age 52 years 232 days
  • Teams Benetton, Dallara
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World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1989 Benetton 10 10 0 0 5 5 0 0 9 0 0 2 23
1990 Dallara 14 14 0 0 3 10 0 0 9 0 0 0 -
1991 Dallara 16 13 0 0 9 6 0 0 7 0 0 1 18
Total 40 37 0 0 17 5 0 0 7 0 0 3
Race Circuit Date
First race French Grand Prix Paul Ricard July 9, 1989 Race results
Last race Australian Grand Prix Adelaide November 3, 1991 Race results
Profile

A brilliant touring car driver, Emanuele never quite made the grade in Formula One. After a long apprenticeship in Formula Three, Formula Two and then Formula 3000, in all of which he took several victories, he became McLaren's test driver in 1988, before replacing Johnny Herbert at Benetton halfway through 1989. Emanuele was dropped at year's end, and drove for Dallara for the next two seasons, before going back to touring cars for good. He has raced almost exclusively for Audi right through until 2004, winning the Italian title twice and the German title once and also picked up three wins for the German marque at the Le Mans 24 Hours in 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2006, as well as winning the 2001 American Le Mans Series crown.

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

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May 12, 1991

Emanuele Pirro negotiates the Loews Hairpin at the Monaco Grand Prix

June 1, 1989

Benetton driver Emanuele Pirro during the 1989 Formula One World Championship

     

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