Luca Badoer  Italy

  • Full name Luca Badoer
  • Birth date January 25, 1971
  • Birthplace Montebelluna, Treviso, Italy
  • Current age 43 years 234 days
  • Height 1.71 m
  • Weight 60 kg
  • Teams Ferrari, Forti, Lola, Minardi
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World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1993 Lola 14 12 0 0 6 7 0 0 21 0 0 0 -
1995 Minardi 17 15 0 0 9 8 0 0 12 0 0 0 -
1996 Forti 10 6 0 0 2 10 0 0 19 0 0 0 -
1999 Minardi 15 15 0 0 6 8 0 0 19 0 0 0 -
2009 Ferrari 2 2 0 0 2 14 0 0 20 0 0 0 -
Total 58 50 0 0 25 7 0 0 12 0 0 0
Race Circuit Date
First race South African Grand Prix Kyalami March 14, 1993 Race results
Last race Belgian Grand Prix Spa August 30, 2009 Race results
Profile

Italian veteran Luca Badoer was a surprise replacement for the injured Felipe Massa at Ferrari for the European Grand Prix in Valencia in 2009. While he retained the role of test driver dating back to 1997 with the Italian team, his call up a decade after his last grand prix start came about as the team's preferred choice - Michael Schumacher - was unable to take over the seat due to a neck injury. In doing so he became the oldest driver on the F1 grid but it was a short lived spell behind the wheel of the Ferrari.

He rose through the karting ranks becoming Italian champion, before moving onto the Italian Formula 3 championship in which he scored his first win in 1990. His next move was F3000 where he won the championship in 1992 with Crypton Engineering with four wins from ten starts.

He joined the ranks of Formula One with BMS Scuderia Italia the following year. The Lola Ferrari package was never particularly competitive yet he recorded his best position to date, seventh, in just his fourth start in San Marino.

With Minardi absorbing Scuderia Italia in 1994, he moved to the new team as test driver, the following year he was promoted to a race seat which brought eighth place finishes in Canada and Hungary. Badoer moved to Forti Course in 1996, but again the equipment on offer was uncompetitive and he recorded just two finishes from six starts.

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November 24, 2010

Luca Badoer looks on

November 24, 2010

Luca Badoer entertains Ferrari fans in Valencia

August 29, 2009

Luca Badoer's Ferrari comes to a rest after an accident during qualifying

     

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