Pedro Diniz  Brazil

  • Full name Pedro Paulo Falleiros dos Santos Diniz
  • Birth date May 22, 1970
  • Birthplace Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Current age 44 years 213 days
  • Teams Arrows, Forti, Ligier, Sauber
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World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1995 Forti 17 17 0 0 9 7 0 0 20 0 0 0 -
1996 Ligier 16 16 0 0 6 6 0 0 11 0 0 2 15
1997 Arrows 17 17 0 0 6 5 0 0 8 0 0 2 17
1998 Arrows 16 16 0 0 5 5 0 0 12 0 0 3 14
1999 Sauber 16 16 0 0 4 6 0 0 11 0 0 3 14
2000 Sauber 17 16 0 0 10 7 0 0 9 0 0 0 -
Total 99 98 0 0 40 5 0 0 8 0 0 10
Race Circuit Date
First race Brazilian Grand Prix Interlagos March 26, 1995 Race results
Last race Malaysian Grand Prix Sepang October 22, 2000 Race results
Profile

This charming Brazilian will never be allowed to forget that he bought his way into Formula One. Formula Three was followed by two years in Formula 3000 that produced the odd flash of speed. Pedro bought his way into the Forti Corse team when it first arrived in Formula One in 1995, then moved to Ligier for 1996, and on to Arrows in 1997, where he was sometimes faster than team-mate Damon Hill and where he also pushed Mika Salo hard in 1998. Moving to Sauber in 1999, Pedro was sixth three times, but failed to score in 2000, making several driving mistakes that earned him the scorn of his rivals. His family's bid to take over the Prost team failed in 2001.

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

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October 17, 1999

Pedro Diniz of Sauber at the Malaysian Grand Prix

May 28, 1995

Pedro Diniz in action in his Forti

     

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