Paolo Barilla  Italy

  • Full name Paolo Barilla
  • Birth date April 20, 1961
  • Birthplace Milan, Italy
  • Current age 53 years 99 days
  • Teams Minardi
World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1989 Minardi 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 19 0 0 0 -
1990 Minardi 14 8 0 0 4 11 0 0 14 0 0 0 -
Total 15 9 0 0 4 11 0 0 14 0 0 0
Race Circuit Date
First race Japanese Grand Prix Suzuka October 22, 1989 Race results
Last race Spanish Grand Prix Jerez September 30, 1990 Race results
Profile

Paolo Barilla started racing in 1975 and won the Italian 100cc karting title in 1976. Barilla entered Formula 2 in 1982 with Minardi, but between 1983 and 1988 he concentrated in sports car racing, winning 24 Hours of Le Mans by a three lap margin in 1985 in the Joest Racing Porsche 956, co-driven with Klaus Ludwig, Paul Belmondo, Marc Duez, and Louis Krages. In 1987, Barilla returned to single-seaters in the Japanese Formula 3000 Championship before returning to Minardi for a test in 1989. This test gave him the chance to replace Pierluigi Martini at Suzuka that year and afterwards was signed to drive for the team in 1990. But Barilla wasn't quick enough to qualify regularly, and was replaced before the end of the year by Gianni Morbidelli.

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