Gianni Morbidelli

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Gianni Morbidelli
Nationality Flag of Italy Italian
Formula One World Championship career
Active years1990-1992, 1994-1995, 1997
TeamsScuderia Italia (Dallara), Minardi, Ferrari, Footwork, Sauber
Races70 (67 starts)
Championships0
Wins0
Podiums1
Career points8.5
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
First race1990 United States Grand Prix
Last race1997 Japanese Grand Prix

Gianni Morbidelli (born January 13, 1968 in Pesaro[1]) is a racing driver from Italy. He currently competes in the Speedcar Series. Morbidelli participated in 70 Formula One Grands Prix, debuting on March 11, 1990. He achieved one podium, and scored a total of 8.5 championship points.

Formula 3

Morbidelli was Italian Formula 3 and Formula 3 European Cup champion in 1989.

Formula 3000

After doing the first 2 races of the 1990 F1 season for Dallara, Morbidelli concentrated on Formula 3000. He won 1 race and finished 5th in the 1990 championship. He also was the test driver for Ferrari that year [2].

Formula One

Once the 1990 season had finished, Morbidelli did the final two races of the F1 season with Minardi, where he remained until the end of 1992, with the exception of the 1991 Australian Grand Prix, in which he was drafted in after Alain Prost left the Ferrari team. Morbidelli scored a half-point for 6th in a shortened wet race.

He joined Footwork for 1994 after a year away. He scored 8 points in two years with the team, including a 3rd place finish in the 1995 Australian Grand Prix, a race of high attrition. His points total made him the most successful driver in the history of the Footwork team.

A few mid-season races for Sauber in 1997 were unsuccessful and Gianni suffered two injuries through separate testing accidents. He never raced in Formula One afterwards.

Post-Formula One

Morbidelli driving for Volvo in the 1998 British Touring Car Championship.

In 1998 he drove for Volvo in the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC), but was not competitive as team-mate Rickard Rydell won the title. His only competitive showing was in the summer meeting at Thruxton, where he charged from near the back of the back to finish fourth, passing many cars in the process. More recently he has competed in the European Touring Car Championship (ETCC) and World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) for Alfa Romeo, and had outings in several GT championships.

His touring car career seemed to be blighted by a lack of prowess in front-wheel drive machinery, as he had many competitive showings and race wins when racing rear-wheel drive BMW cars.

Gianni Morbidelli is the son of Giancarlo Morbidelli, the founder of Morbidelli motorcycle company which had success in Grand Prix motorcycle racing. In 2008 Gianni Morbidelli is driving in the ADAC GT Masters together with Dennis Retera a Lamborghini Gallardo GT3 with Team "Flatex-Reiter".

Complete Formula One results

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 WDC Points
1990 Scuderia Italia Dallara F190 Cosworth V8 USA
DNQ
BRA
14
SMR MON CAN MEX FRA GBR GER HUN BEL ITA POR ESP NC 0
SCM Minardi Minardi M190 JPN
Ret
AUS
Ret
1991 SCM Minardi Minardi M191 Ferrari V12 USA
Ret
BRA
8
SMR
Ret
MON
Ret
CAN
Ret
MEX
7
FRA
Ret
GBR
11
GER
Ret
HUN
13
BEL
Ret
ITA
9
POR
9
ESP
14
JPN
Ret
24th 0.5
Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 643 AUS
6
1992 Minardi Team Minardi M191B Lamborghini V12 RSA
Ret
MEX
Ret
BRA
7
ESP
Ret
NC 0
Minardi M192 SMR
Ret
MON
Ret
CAN
11
FRA
8
GBR
17
GER
12
HUN
DNQ
BEL
16
ITA
Ret
POR
14
JPN
14
AUS
10
1994 Footwork Footwork FA15 Ford V8 BRA
Ret
PAC
Ret
SMR
Ret
MON
Ret
ESP
Ret
CAN
Ret
FRA
Ret
GBR
Ret
GER
5
HUN
Ret
BEL
6
ITA
Ret
POR
9
EUR
11
JPN
Ret
AUS
Ret
22nd 3
1995 Footwork Footwork FA16 Hart V8 BRA
Ret
ARG
Ret
SMR
13
ESP
11
MON
9
CAN
6
FRA
14
GBR GER HUN BEL ITA POR EUR PAC
Ret
JPN
Ret
AUS
3
14th 5
1997 Red Bull Sauber Petronas Sauber C16 Petronas V10 AUS BRA ARG SMR MON ESP
14
CAN
10
FRA GBR GER HUN
Ret
BEL
9
ITA
12
AUT
9
LUX
9
JPN
DNS
EUR NC 0

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Joachim Winkelhock
FIA European Formula Three Cup winner
1989
Succeeded by
Alessandro Zanardi
Preceded by
Emanuele Naspetti
Italian Formula Three Champion
1989
Succeeded by
Roberto Colciago
Preceded by
Luis Perez-Sala
Formula One Indoor Trophy winner
1990
Succeeded by
Gabriele Tarquini