Alessandro Zanardi  Italy

  • Full name Alessandro Zanardi
  • Birth date October 23, 1966
  • Birthplace Bologna, Italy
  • Current age 47 years 331 days
  • Teams Jordan, Minardi, Team Lotus, Williams
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World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1991 Jordan 3 3 0 0 2 9 0 0 13 0 0 0 -
1992 Minardi 3 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 24 0 0 0 -
1993 Team Lotus 12 11 0 0 5 6 0 0 13 0 0 1 20
1994 Team Lotus 10 10 0 0 5 9 0 0 13 0 0 0 -
1999 Williams 16 16 0 0 6 7 0 0 4 0 0 0 -
Total 44 41 0 0 18 6 0 0 4 0 0 1
Race Circuit Date
First race Spanish Grand Prix Catalunya September 29, 1991 Race results
Last race Japanese Grand Prix Suzuka October 31, 1999 Race results
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In the same season he lost the Formula 3000 title to Christian Fittipaldi, Alessandro made his Formula One debut with Jordan.

He became a Benetton test driver in 1992, moved on to race for Lotus in 1993 and was lucky to survive a huge accident at Spa, after which he was replaced by Pedro Lamy.

He won his seat back in 1994, but had no drive in 1995. Moving to Indy Cars, he was runner-up in 1996 and then champion in both 1997 and 1998. However, his Formula One return with Williams in 1999 was a disaster, producing no points. In 2001 Alessandro lost both of his legs in a crash in an Indy Car race in Germany. Happily he is now walking again, even racing in touring cars.

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

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