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Michele Alboreto
FIA Super Licence Flag of Italy Italy
Formula One World Championship career
Active years1981 Formula One season - 1994 Formula One season
TeamsTyrrell Racing, Ferrari, Larrousse, Arrows, Footwork Arrows, Scuderia Italia, Minardi
Races215 (194 starts)
List of Formula One World Drivers' Champions0
Wins5
Podiums23
Career points186.5
Pole position2
Fastest lap5
First race1981 San Marino Grand Prix
First win1982 Caesars Palace Grand Prix
Last win1985 German Grand Prix
Last race1994 Australian Grand Prix
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Participating years1981 24 Hours of Le Mans1983 24 Hours of Le Mans, 1996 24 Hours of Le Mans2000 24 Hours of Le Mans
TeamsMartini Racing, Joest Racing, Porsche, Audi Sport Joest Racing
Best finish1st (1997 24 Hours of Le Mans)
Class wins1 (1997 24 Hours of Le Mans)

Michele Alboreto (December 23, 1956 - April 25, 2001) was an Italy Racing driver. He is famous for finishing runner up to Alain Prost in the 1985 Formula One season, as well as winning the 1997 24 Hours of Le Mans and 2001 12 Hours of Sebring sports car races. Alboreto competed in Formula One from 1981 Formula One season until 1994 Formula One season, racing for a number of teams, most notably the Ferrari factory team.

The Italian's career in motorsport began in 1976, racing a car he and a number of his friends had built in the Formula Monza series. The car, however, achieved very little success and two years later Alboreto moved up to Formula Three. Wins in the Italian Formula Three Championship and a FIA European Formula Three Championship Championship crown in 1980 paved the way for the Italian's entrance into Formula One with the Tyrrell Racing team.

Two wins, the first in the final round of the 1982 Formula One season in 1982 Caesars Palace Grand Prix, and the second a year later in 1983 Detroit Grand Prix, earned him a place with the Ferrari team. Alboreto took three wins for the Italian team and challenged Alain Prost for the 1985 Championship, eventually losing out by 20 points. Following a poor 1988 Formula One season, the Italian left Ferrari and re-signed with his former employers Tyrrell, where he stayed until joining Larrousse mid-way through 1989 Formula One season.

Further seasons with Footwork, Scuderia Italia and Minardi followed during the tail end of his F1 career. In 1995, Alboreto moved on to sportscars and a year later the American IndyCar series. He took his final major victories, the 1997 Le Mans 24 Hours and 2001 Sebring 12 Hours, with Germany manufacturers Porsche and Audi respectively. In 2001, a month after his Sebring victory, he was killed testing an Audi R8 (race car) at the Euro Speedway in Germany.

Contents

Career


1976-1981: Junior Formulae

Michele Alboreto started his career in 1976 racing in Formula Monza with a car he and his friends built, known as the "CMR".[1] The car itself proved to be uncompetitive and in 1978 Alboreto, now in a more competitive March Engineering, moved over to Formula Italia where he began to take race wins. Two years later Alboreto moved up to Formula Three, racing in a Euroracing-entered March in both the FIA European Formula Three Championship and Italian Formula Three Championship series.[1] On his début Formula Three season, Alboreto finished 6th and 2nd respectively in the two championships, scoring three wins in the Italian series.

1980 would prove to be the Italian's final, and most successful, year in Formula Three where he took the European crown and finished third in the Italian championship, taking five wins between the two series. An appearance in the British Formula Three Championship was also made that year.

Alboreto's European title earned him a move into Formula Two, a feeder series for Formula One - effectively what the GP2 Series is in the current era, with the Minardi team. He scored Minardi's only F2 victory, at Misano Circuit, during the 1981 European Formula Two season where he finished eighth in the championship.[1]

1980-1983: Sportscars

Despite his career in Open wheel racing, Alboreto was chosen by Lancia to be part of their official squad in the World Sportscar Championship, running in round which did not conflict with his other races. He shared the Group 5 (racing) category Lancia Montecarlo with Walter Röhrl or Eddie Cheever on four occasions during the 1980 World Sportscar Championship season, scoring three second place finishes and a fourth.

A Lancia Lancia LC1 which Alboreto drove to three victories during the 1982 World Sportscar Championship season.

Alboreto again ran a partial schedule in 1981 World Sportscar Championship season even though he was also running Formula Two and Formula One. This season included his first participation in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. He earned an eighth place finish overall, second in class, and was the highest finishing Lancia. He followed this with his first win in the championship, at the Six Hours of Watkins Glen with co-driver Riccardo Patrese. Alboreto finished the year 52nd in the Drivers' Championship, the highest ranked Lancia driver.

Career


When Lancia chose to move to a new class of competition with the Lancia LC1 as the championship concentrated solely on Endurance racing (motorsport) in 1982 World Sportscar Championship season, further success came for Alboreto. A small schedule for the championship, as well as an emphasis on European circuits allowed him to compete in every race that year. Although the LC1 suffered from mechanical problems on its debut, Alboreto and teammate Patrese were able to rebound to earn a victory at the 1000 km of Silverstone. Teo Fabi joined the duo for the 1000km Nürburgring, where they once again earned a victory. He was not able to repeat his previous success at Le Mans when the LC1's engine failed, and was unable to complete an event at Spa when the car broke in the closing laps. A third victory was earned by Alboreto and new teammate Piercarlo Ghinzani at their home circuit, Mugello Circuit. The final two races of the World Championship season had Alboreto's car eliminated from contention due to accidents. At the end of the season, he had secured fifth in the Drivers' Championship.

Lancia changed classes and cars once again in 1983 World Sportscar Championship season, but Alboreto remained as one of the team's primary drivers. He brought the new Lancia LC2 to a ninth place finish in its debut at the 1000km Monza, but the new car struggled to finish the next few races of the season. His entries would not finish another race until round five, where he earned eleventh. While Lancia chose to skip later rounds of the championship, he would not return to the team in order to concentrate fully on his commitments to Formula One. His troubles with the LC2 and early departure from the team earned him only two points in the championship.

Formula One

1981-1983: Tyrrell

Main article: Tyrrell Racing
The Tyrrell Racing used by Alboreto during the 1983 Formula One season, a car which helped the Italian win the 1983 Detroit Grand Prix that year, one of his five Grand Prix victories during his career.

At the age of 24, Alboreto made his Formula One debut at the 1981 San Marino Grand Prix for the Cosworth-powered Tyrrell Racing team, replacing Ricardo Zunino after the Argentina failed to impress team boss Ken Tyrrell. Unfortunately for the Italian, a collision with fellow countryman Beppe Gabbiani put him out of the race after completing 31 of the 60 laps. Alboreto failed to score a single point during his debut year, his highest position being ninth at the 1981 Dutch Grand Prix.

In comparison to the previous season, Alboreto had a more successful 1982 Formula One season. The Italian took the first podium of his Grand Prix career at 1982 San Marino Grand Prix and, at the final round in 1982 Caesars Palace Grand Prix, Alboreto took his first Grand Prix win. He is the last winner of the Caesars Palace Grand Prix as the following year, the track was axed from the calendar. Alboreto scored a total of 25 points during his second season of F1, finishing as the top Italian in eighth place overall.

Despite a win in 1983 Detroit Grand Prix, registered as the last win for a Cosworth DFV-powered car after Nelson Piquet's leading Brabham suffered a rear tyre deflation in the closing stages, Alboreto failed to finish in the points consistently and, with only one further points finish at 1983 Dutch Grand Prix, the Italian finished the season with ten points and down in twelfth position. However, it was announced that the Italian would partner France René Arnoux at Ferrari. Replacing Patrick Tambay, he became the first Italian driver to race for the marque in over a decade.

Alboreto at the 1984 Dallas Grand Prix. The Ferrari driver retired from the race after spinning off the track with 13 laps remaining.

1984-1988: Ferrari

Main article: Scuderia Ferrari

The Italian showed much better form on his debut season for Ferrari by taking victory in the third round at 1984 Belgian Grand Prix and finishing on the podium a further three times: at 1984 Austrian Grand Prix where he finished third; Ferrari's home circuit of 1984 Italian Grand Prix where he finished second; and at the 1984 European Grand Prix, where he also finished in second place. Alboreto finished the 1984 season in fourth with 30.5 points, the half point coming from his sixth place at the 1984 Monaco Grand Prix which was cut to under half its original race distance due to heavy rain, resulting in half points being awarded.

Alboreto at the 1985 German Grand Prix. The Italy took the race win, eleven seconds ahead of the World Champion to be Alain Prost.
"In the end he had to settle for runner-up, because the Ferrari wasn't as good a car as the McLaren - and also, truth be told, because neither was Michele as good as Alain. No disgrace in that."
Nigel Roebuck, December 2007[2]

1985 Formula One season would prove to be Alboreto's most successful year in Formula One. He took two wins: the first at the 1985 Canadian Grand Prix, and the second at the 1985 German Grand Prix. Alboreto finished the season in second place with 53 points, 20 points behind World Champion Alain Prost. Formula One Journalist Nigel Roebuck commented that "Alboreto was Prost's only real challenger for the World Championship".[2]

In 1986 Formula One season Ferrari's new car, the F1/86, proved to be slower and less reliable than its predecessor as the Alboreto retired from a total of nine races: only two of those retirements are counted as driver error while the remaining seven were mechanical failures. Alboreto only scored one podium, at the 1986 Austrian Grand Prix - even then both WilliamsF1 cars of Nigel Mansell and Nelson Piquet had retired and Alboreto finished a full lap behind race winner Alain Prost. The Italian finished the season ninth in the Divers' Championship with fourteen points.

Alboreto driving for Ferrari in his last season with the team, at the 1988 Canadian Grand Prix.

Austria Gerhard Berger joined Ferrari in 1987 Formula One season which signaled the end of Alboreto's time as leader of the Ferrari team. Berger soon established himself as the team's number one driver thanks to his wins in 1987 Japanese Grand Prix and 1987 Australian Grand Prix at the end of the season, while Alboreto could only manage a handful of podiums at 1987 San Marino Grand Prix, 1987 Monaco Grand Prix and a second place at the final round in Australia to make it a Ferrari one-two. The Italian finished the year in seventh overall with 17 points, 13 points behind his team-mate.

The 1988 Formula One season would be Alboreto's final year with Ferrari. With the McLaren of Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost dominating the season, the Ferrari team only managed a single win during the year at 1988 Italian Grand Prix which Berger won from Alboreto in second place. After a disappointing '88 season with Ferrari, the team refused to offer the Italian a new contract and so Alboreto looked elsewhere for a drive. In July that year, he received an offer from Frank Williams, head of the Williams team. Later that year, Alboreto had not received any word from Williams and soon requested confirmation of his seat at the team. Williams replied by saying that "he wanted him" and "not to move".[3] The United Kingdom, however, went back on his word and signed Belgium Thierry Boutsen instead, leaving Alboreto with very little options for the coming season.[3]

1989: Tyrrell and Larrousse

Main article: Larrousse

A lack of a drive had left Alboreto in a difficult situation and he later admitted he contemplated retirement - an option of which his family were very much in favour.[4] Soon enough, however, he was offered a drive at his former employer Tyrrell, which he accepted. Thanks to Alboreto's Marlboro (cigarette) backing, the team managed to fund his wages.[5] The relationship between Alboreto and team manager, Ken Tyrrell, soon turned sour. At the 1989 Monaco Grand Prix, Alboreto was told to drive the older Tyrrell, the 017, due to the newer 018 not being completed.[5] Team-mate Jonathan Palmer was chosen to drive the new Swingarm 018. Meanwhile, the Italian would have to wait until the following day for the 018 and so he decided not to accept this.[5] The result was Alboreto boycotting the Thursday practice session.[5] This lack of professional behaviour did not impress the team, and finishing in fifth position during the race did not help the 32-year-old's cause. He also finished 3rd at the next race in Mexico.

By the 1989 French Grand Prix, Ken Tyrrell had found some Camel (cigarette) sponsorship for the race and told Alboreto to end his personal sponsorship deal with Malboro,[6] a rival company to Camel. Alboreto refused and quit the team, and was replaced by up and coming Frenchman Jean Alesi. Alesi enjoyed a successful first Grand Prix in which he finished fourth.[6]

Alboreto soon lost his Malboro sponsorship as well after the company refused to find him another drive for the rest of the 1989 season.[7] He was, however, soon hired by the French Larrousse team, sponsored by Camel, for the 1989 German Grand Prix onwards. In an uncompetitive car, he failed to score a single point for the rest of the season. During qualifying for the 1989 Hungarian Grand Prix the Italian cut one of the Chicane and broke two of his Rib in the process.[7] After competing the year for two teams, Alboreto finished the year eleventh in the Drivers' Championship with six points.

1990-1992: Footwork

Main article: Footwork Arrows

1990 Formula One season saw Alboreto move to the Arrows team, which was in the process of being sold to sponsor Footwork Arrows. It was seen mainly as a "transition year" for him, as the chassis was in its second year and severe uncompetitiveness would be expected. Despite this, the 33-year-old finished in the top ten a number of times and only retired three times. Alboreto finished the season, however, as one of 21 drivers who failed to score a point.

Footwork secured Porsche in motorsport works engines for 1991 Formula One season and sponsorship from Japan, as the Footwork company completed its takeover of the team. The package did not, however, live up to its expectations as it failed to qualify a number of times. Soon the overweight and unreliable Porsche engines were replaced by Brian Hart Ltd.-supplied Cosworth engines for the rest of the season, the short-term fix not improving the team's competitiveness. This would be Alboreto's second season in succession that he failed to score a point.

Thanks to Footwork's Japanese connections the team received a supply of Mugen Motorsports Honda Racing F1 V10 engine for 1992 Formula One season. The FA13 was reliable in comparison to its predecessor and Aboreto scored points four times, in addition to finishing in seventh place six times. With a season total of six points, the 35-year-old finished the year tenth overall.

1993-1994: Scuderia Italia and Minardi

Main articles: BMS Scuderia Italia and Minardi

Alboreto joined Italian team Scuderia Italia, which had enjoyed a number of successes in its short history, most notably when Andrea de Cesaris and JJ Lehto had scored podium positions at the 1989 Canadian Grand Prix and 1991 San Marino Grand Prix respectively. At the start of 1993, however, the team moved away from its Dallara-built chassis and onto Lola Racing Cars, a move considered "disastrous" by many Grand Prix journalists. The Italian failed to score any points over the year, and failed to qualify several times as the slowest runner in the 26-car field. Scuderia Italia folded before the end of the season, and merged with fellow Italian team Minardi for 1994 Formula One season.

The Minardi cars proved to be mostly uncompetitive and unreliable, with a total of nine retirements from sixteen rounds. Only a sixth position in 1994 Monaco Grand Prix was any consolation for Alboreto. At the end of the season, he decided to retire from Grand Prix racing, with a record of 194 starts and five Grand Prix wins to his name.

1994-2001: Post-Formula One career

Following his departure from Formula One in 1995, Alboreto embarked on a career in the Germany Touring Car Championship, known as the Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft. Racing for Alfa Romeo's factory team, Alfa Corse, the Italian finished 22nd in the championship, scoring four points. Further entries in the International Touring Car Championship and World Sportscar Championship, the latter being with Ferrari, also proved to be fruitless ventures.

Alboreto returned to Open-wheel racing in 1996, entering the newly formed Indy Racing League (IRL) with Team Scandia. The then 39-year-old competed in all three rounds where he finished fourth on his debut at Walt Disney World Speedway; eighth at the Phoenix International Raceway; and retired, due to gearbox problems, at the 1996 Indianapolis 500, his sole entry into the famous oval race. Alboreto also ran Sports prototype for Scandia/Simon while in the United States, entering the IMSA GT Championship with a Ferrari 333 SP. He also entered the 1996 24 Hours of Le Mans in a Joest Racing-entered Porsche Porsche WSC-95 alongside fellow Italian and former F1 team-mate Pierluigi Martini and Belgium Didier Theys, but retired due to an engine failure after completing 300 laps.

The following year, Alboreto earned his first, and only, podium in the IRL at the "True Value 200" held in New Hampshire Motor Speedway, where he finished third. A further fifth place at Las Vegas Motor Speedway earned Alboreto 62 points during his 1997 campaign which resulted in a 32nd place overall in the drivers' championship. 1997 for the Italian, however, would be remembered for winning the 1997 24 Hours of Le Mans with the same car as the previous year, but this time alongside Sweden Stefan Johansson, another former F1 team-mate, and Denmark Tom Kristensen, who would later go onto beat Jacky Ickx record for winning the most Le Mans 24 Hour races. The trio completed 361 laps, one more than second placed Gulf Team Davidoff's BMW-powered McLaren F1 GTR.

This would prove to be the peak of Alboreto's sportscar success as he failed to finish at Le Mans in 1999 with newcomer Audi. However, a third at the 2000 24 Hours of Le Mans and a win at the 2001 12 Hours of Sebring gave the Italian some final success prior to his death a month after his win at Sebring.[8]

Death


An Audi R8 (race car) as it appeared in 2000 when Alboreto was testing at the Euro Speedway.

In April, 2001, Alboreto was performing straight-line speed tests in an Audi R8 (race car) at the Euro Speedway, near Dresden, Germany. A tyre blow-out caused his car to veer off track and crash into a wall, killing him.[8] At the time, Audi gave no reason for his death, citing that the R8 had "already completed thousands of test kilometres on numerous circuits without any problems".[9] Alboreto's death brought much anguish among his family and friends. Michele's cousin Marisa told Italian news agency Ansa Mediterranean "You can't imagine what we're going through as a family. We're really distraught".[9]

Fellow Italian Giancarlo Fisichella dedicated his podium finish at the 2005 Italian Grand Prix to Alboreto, "I know Alboreto was the last Italian on the podium at Monza before me. I was lucky enough to race together with him in touring cars, and he was a great person, really special. I want to dedicate the result to his memory".[10]

Racing career results

Career summary

Season Series Team Name Races Poles Wins Points Final Placing
1979 FIA European Formula Three Championship Euroracing 6 2 0 19 6th
Italian Formula Three Championship Euroracing  ?  ? 3 47 2nd
1980 FIA European Formula Three Championship Euroracing 14 3 4 60 1st
Italian Formula Three Championship Euroracing  ?  ? 1 25 3rd
British Formula Three Championship Euroracing 1  ? 0 4 13th
1980 World Sportscar Championship season Lancia Corse 4 0 0 NA NA
1981 1981 Formula One season Tyrrell Racing 12 0 0 0 27th
1981 European Formula Two season Minardi 11 1 1 13 8th
1981 World Sportscar Championship season Martini Racing 4 0 1 37 57th
1982 1982 Formula One season Tyrrell Racing 16 0 1 25 7th
1982 World Sportscar Championship season Martini Racing 8 2 3 63 5th
1983 1983 Formula One season Tyrrell Racing 15 0 1 10 12th
1983 World Sportscar Championship season Martini Racing 5 0 0 2 85th
European Endurance Championship Martini Racing 6 0 0 12 28th
1984 1984 Formula One season Ferrari 16 1 1 30.5 4th
1985 1985 Formula One season Ferrari 16 1 2 53 2nd
1986 1986 Formula One season Ferrari 16 0 0 14 8th
1987 1987 Formula One season Ferrari 16 0 0 17 7th
1988 1988 Formula One season Ferrari 16 0 0 24 5th
1989 1989 Formula One season Tyrrell Racing 6 0 0 6 13th
Larrousse 8 0 0 0
1990 1990 Formula One season Arrows 16 0 0 0 24th
1991 1991 Formula One season Footwork Arrows 16 0 0 0 35th
1992 1992 Formula One season Footwork Arrows 16 0 0 6 10th
1993 1993 Formula One season Scuderia Italia 14 0 0 0 29th
1994 1994 Formula One season Minardi 16 0 0 1 24th
1995 Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft Alfa Corse 7 0 0 0 NC
Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft Alfa Corse 13 0 0 4 22nd
1996 1996 in IRL Team Scandia 3 0 0 189 11th
1996 24 Hours of Le Mans Joest Racing (LMP1) 1 0 0 N/A NC
1997 1996-1997 in IRL Team Scandia 2 0 0 62 32nd
1997 24 Hours of Le Mans Joest Racing (LMP1) 1 1 1 N/A 1st
1998 1998 24 Hours of Le Mans Porsche/Joest Racing (LMP1) 1 0 0 N/A NC
1999 1999 American Le Mans Series season Audi Joest Racing (LMP) 1 0 0 24 43rd
1999 24 Hours of Le Mans Audi Joest Racing (LMP) 1 0 0 N/A 2nd
2000 2000 24 Hours of Le Mans Audi Joest Racing (LMP900) 1 0 0 N/A 3rd
2001 2001 American Le Mans Series season Audi Sport North America (LMP900) 1 0 1 31 20th

Complete Formula Two results

(F1 driver results legend 2)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pos Pts
1981 European Formula Two season Minardi Minardi BMW Silverstone Circuit
11
Hockenheimring
8
Thruxton Circuit
Ret
Eifelrennen
8
ACI Vallelunga Circuit
Ret
Mugello Circuit
14
Grand Prix de Pau
Ret
Autodromo di Pergusa
3
Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
8
Donington Park
Ret
Misano World Circuit
1
Mantorp Park 8th 13

Complete World Championship Formula One results

(F1 driver results legend 2) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 WDC Pts
1981 Formula One season Tyrrell Racing Tyrrell Racing Tyrrell 010 Cosworth V8 1981 United States Grand Prix West
1981 Brazilian Grand Prix
1981 Argentine Grand Prix
1981 San Marino Grand Prix
Ret
1981 Belgian Grand Prix
12
1981 Monaco Grand Prix
Ret
1981 Spanish Grand Prix
DNQ
1981 French Grand Prix
16
1981 British Grand Prix
Ret
1981 German Grand Prix
DNQ
1981 Austrian Grand Prix
Ret
NC 0
Tyrrell Racing Tyrrell 011 1981 Dutch Grand Prix
9
1981 Italian Grand Prix
Ret
1981 Canadian Grand Prix
11
1981 Caesars Palace Grand Prix
13
1982 Formula One season Tyrrell Racing Tyrrell Racing Tyrrell 011 Cosworth V8 1982 South African Grand Prix
7
1982 Brazilian Grand Prix
4
1982 United States Grand Prix West
4
1982 San Marino Grand Prix
3
1982 Belgian Grand Prix
Ret
1982 Monaco Grand Prix
10
1982 Detroit Grand Prix
Ret
1982 Canadian Grand Prix
Ret
1982 Dutch Grand Prix
7
1982 British Grand Prix
NC
1982 French Grand Prix
6
1982 German Grand Prix
4
1982 Austrian Grand Prix
Ret
1982 Swiss Grand Prix
7
1982 Italian Grand Prix
5
1982 Caesars Palace Grand Prix
1
8th 25
1983 Formula One season Benetton Group Tyrrell Racing Tyrrell Racing Tyrrell 011 Cosworth V8 1983 Brazilian Grand Prix
Ret
1983 United States Grand Prix West
9
1983 French Grand Prix
8
1983 San Marino Grand Prix
Ret
1983 Monaco Grand Prix
Ret
1983 Belgian Grand Prix
14
1983 Detroit Grand Prix
1
1983 Canadian Grand Prix
8
1983 British Grand Prix
13
1983 German Grand Prix
Ret
1983 Austrian Grand Prix
Ret
12th 10
Tyrrell Racing Tyrrell 012 1983 Dutch Grand Prix
6
1983 Italian Grand Prix
Ret
1983 European Grand Prix
Ret
1983 South African Grand Prix
Ret
1984 Formula One season Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 126C4 Ferrari V6 1984 Brazilian Grand Prix
Ret
1984 South African Grand Prix
11
1984 Belgian Grand Prix
1
1984 San Marino Grand Prix
Ret
1984 French Grand Prix
Ret
1984 Monaco Grand Prix
6
1984 Canadian Grand Prix
Ret
1984 Detroit Grand Prix
Ret
1984 Dallas Grand Prix
Ret
1984 British Grand Prix
5
1984 German Grand Prix
Ret
1984 Austrian Grand Prix
3
1984 Dutch Grand Prix
Ret
1984 Italian Grand Prix
2
1984 European Grand Prix
2
1984 Portuguese Grand Prix
4
4th 30.5
1985 Formula One season Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 156/85 Ferrari V6 1985 Brazilian Grand Prix
2
1985 Portuguese Grand Prix
2
1985 San Marino Grand Prix
Ret
1985 Monaco Grand Prix
2
1985 Canadian Grand Prix
1
1985 Detroit Grand Prix
3
1985 French Grand Prix
Ret
1985 British Grand Prix
2
1985 German Grand Prix
1
1985 Austrian Grand Prix
3
1985 Dutch Grand Prix
4
1985 Italian Grand Prix
13
1985 Belgian Grand Prix
Ret
1985 European Grand Prix
Ret
1985 South African Grand Prix
Ret
1985 Australian Grand Prix
Ret
2nd 53
1986 Formula One season Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari F1/86 Ferrari V6 1986 Brazilian Grand Prix
Ret
1986 Spanish Grand Prix
Ret
1986 San Marino Grand Prix
10
1986 Monaco Grand Prix
Ret
1986 Belgian Grand Prix
4
1986 Canadian Grand Prix
8
1986 Detroit Grand Prix
4
1986 French Grand Prix
8
1986 British Grand Prix
Ret
1986 German Grand Prix
Ret
1986 Hungarian Grand Prix
Ret
1986 Austrian Grand Prix
2
1986 Italian Grand Prix
Ret
1986 Portuguese Grand Prix
5
1986 Mexican Grand Prix
Ret
1986 Australian Grand Prix
Ret
9th 14
1987 Formula One season Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari F1/87 Ferrari V6 1987 Brazilian Grand Prix
8
1987 San Marino Grand Prix
3
1987 Belgian Grand Prix
Ret
1987 Monaco Grand Prix
3
1987 Detroit Grand Prix
Ret
1987 French Grand Prix
Ret
1987 British Grand Prix
Ret
1987 German Grand Prix
Ret
1987 Hungarian Grand Prix
Ret
1987 Austrian Grand Prix
Ret
1987 Italian Grand Prix
Ret
1987 Portuguese Grand Prix
Ret
1987 Spanish Grand Prix
15
1987 Mexican Grand Prix
Ret
1987 Japanese Grand Prix
4
1987 Australian Grand Prix
2
7th 17
1988 Formula One season Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari Ferrari F1/87/88C Ferrari V6 1988 Brazilian Grand Prix
5
1988 San Marino Grand Prix
18
1988 Monaco Grand Prix
3
1988 Mexican Grand Prix
4
1988 Canadian Grand Prix
Ret
1988 Detroit Grand Prix
Ret
1988 French Grand Prix
3
1988 British Grand Prix
17
1988 German Grand Prix
4
1988 Hungarian Grand Prix
Ret
1988 Belgian Grand Prix
Ret
1988 Italian Grand Prix
2
1988 Portuguese Grand Prix
5
1988 Spanish Grand Prix
Ret
1988 Japanese Grand Prix
11
1988 Australian Grand Prix
Ret
5th 24
1989 Formula One season Tyrrell Racing Tyrrell Racing Tyrrell 017 Cosworth V8 1989 Brazilian Grand Prix
10
11th 6
Tyrrell Racing Tyrrell 018 1989 San Marino Grand Prix
DNQ
1989 Monaco Grand Prix
5
1989 Mexican Grand Prix
3
1989 United States Grand Prix
Ret
1989 Canadian Grand Prix
Ret
1989 French Grand Prix
1989 British Grand Prix
Larrousse Lola Racing Cars Lola LC89 Lamborghini V12 1989 German Grand Prix
Ret
1989 Hungarian Grand Prix
Ret
1989 Belgian Grand Prix
Ret
1989 Italian Grand Prix
Ret
1989 Portuguese Grand Prix
11
1989 Spanish Grand Prix
DNPQ
1989 Japanese Grand Prix
DNQ
1989 Australian Grand Prix
DNPQ
1990 Formula One season Arrows Arrows Arrows A11 Cosworth V8 1990 United States Grand Prix
10
1990 Brazilian Grand Prix
Ret
1990 San Marino Grand Prix
DNQ
1990 Monaco Grand Prix
DNQ
1990 Canadian Grand Prix
Ret
1990 Mexican Grand Prix
17
1990 French Grand Prix
10
1990 British Grand Prix
Ret
1990 German Grand Prix
Ret
1990 Hungarian Grand Prix
12
1990 Belgian Grand Prix
13
1990 Italian Grand Prix
12
1990 Portuguese Grand Prix
9
1990 Spanish Grand Prix
10
1990 Japanese Grand Prix
Ret
1990 Australian Grand Prix
DNQ
NC 0
1991 Formula One season Footwork Arrows Footwork Arrows Arrows A11 Porsche in Formula One V12 1991 United States Grand Prix
Ret
1991 Brazilian Grand Prix
DNQ
1991 San Marino Grand Prix
DNQ
NC 0
Footwork Arrows Footwork FA12 1991 Monaco Grand Prix
Ret
1991 Canadian Grand Prix
Ret
1991 Mexican Grand Prix
Ret
Cosworth V8 1991 French Grand Prix
Ret
1991 British Grand Prix
Ret
1991 German Grand Prix
DNQ
1991 Hungarian Grand Prix
DNQ
1991 Belgian Grand Prix
DNPQ
1991 Italian Grand Prix
DNQ
1991 Portuguese Grand Prix
15
1991 Spanish Grand Prix
Ret
1991 Japanese Grand Prix
DNQ
1991 Australian Grand Prix
13
1992 Formula One Season Footwork Arrows Footwork Arrows Footwork FA13 Mugen Motorsports V10 1992 South African Grand Prix
10
1992 Mexican Grand Prix
13
1992 Brazilian Grand Prix
6
1992 Spanish Grand Prix
5
1992 San Marino Grand Prix
5
1992 Monaco Grand Prix
7
1992 Canadian Grand Prix
7
1992 French Grand Prix
7
1992 British Grand Prix
7
1992 German Grand Prix
9
1992 Hungarian Grand Prix
7
1992 Belgian Grand Prix
Ret
1992 Italian Grand Prix
7
1992 Portuguese Grand Prix
6
1992 Japanese Grand Prix
15
1992 Australian Grand Prix
Ret
10th 6
1993 Formula One season Scuderia Italia Lola Racing Cars Lola T93/30 Ferrari V12 1993 South African Grand Prix
Ret
1993 Brazilian Grand Prix
11
1993 European Grand Prix
11
1993 San Marino Grand Prix
DNQ
1993 Spanish Grand Prix
DNQ
1993 Monaco Grand Prix
Ret
1993 Canadian Grand Prix
DNQ
1993 French Grand Prix
DNQ
1993 British Grand Prix
DNQ
1993 German Grand Prix
16
1993 Hungarian Grand Prix
Ret
1993 Belgian Grand Prix
14
1993 Italian Grand Prix
Ret
1993 Portuguese Grand Prix
Ret
1993 Japanese Grand Prix
1993 Australian Grand Prix
NC 0
1994 Formula One season Minardi Minardi Minardi M193 Ford Motor Company V8 1994 Brazilian Grand Prix
Ret
1994 Pacific Grand Prix
Ret
1994 San Marino Grand Prix
Ret
1994 Monaco Grand Prix
6
1994 Spanish Grand Prix
Ret
24th 1
Minardi Minardi M194 1994 Canadian Grand Prix
11
1994 French Grand Prix
Ret
1994 British Grand Prix
Ret
1994 German Grand Prix
Ret
1994 Hungarian Grand Prix
7
1994 Belgian Grand Prix
9
1994 Italian Grand Prix
Ret
1994 Portuguese Grand Prix
13
1994 European Grand Prix
14
1994 Japanese Grand Prix
Ret
1994 Australian Grand Prix
Ret

References

Websites

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 GrandPrix.com, Paragraph One
  2. 2.0 2.1 Roebuck, Nigel (2007-12-12). "Ask Nigel:Memories of Michele Alboreto". Autosport.com. http://www.autosport.com/asknigel/index.html/id/21788. Retrieved on 2008-03-18. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 Nyberg and Diepraam, Paragraph 6
  4. Nyberg and Diepraam, Paragraph 7
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Nyberg and Diepraam, Paragraph 9
  6. 6.0 6.1 Nyberg and Diepraam, Paragraph 10
  7. 7.0 7.1 Nyberg and Diepraam, Paragraph 11
  8. 8.0 8.1 Alboreto Is Killed Testing Audi R8, New York Times, April 26, 2001, Page D7.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Alboreto dies in crash". BBC Sport. 2001-04-26. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/1297146.stm. Retrieved on 2008-03-17. 
  10. "Fisichella Dedicates Podium to Alboreto". Autosport Official Website. 2008-09-05. http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/46757. Retrieved on 2008-04-02. 

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