- Full name Enrico Bertaggia
- Birth date September 19, 1964
- Birthplace Noale, Venice, Italy
- Current age 50 years 191 days
- Teams Coloni
|First race||Belgian Grand Prix||Spa||August 27, 1989||Race results|
|Last race||Australian Grand Prix||Adelaide||November 5, 1989||Race results|
Enrico Bertaggia came to attention when he won the Italian Formula Three title in 1987, following up with F3 wins at Monaco and Macau the following year. He had less success dabbling in Formula 3000 and, briefly, the South American Temporada F3. In 1989 he bought his way into a seat at the hapless Coloni Formula One team where he never really had a chance, failing to qualify in any of the six grands prix he entered - in fact, he was consistently the slowest in the field and in Portugal was 13 seconds a lap slower than Ayrton Senna on pole.
Two years racing in Japan in 1990 and 1991 only served to underline he was out of his league, but despite that when Coloni was sold to Andrea Modi he returned to the fray. But that was an even more dismal outfit and he was a bystander as it was excluded from the first race of the 1992 season and withdrew from the second. Bertaggia then walked away, but was poised to return later in the year only to find he could not as Andrea Modi had used up allowed one driver change already.
He continued to race for another decade in various competitions in Europe and the USA with very limited returns. He also acted as an instructor at the Centro Internazionale Guida Sicura school in Italy.
- Running on empty (November 1, 2010)