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Fabrizio Barbazza

Barbazza at the 1992 Long Beach Grand Prix.
Fabrizio Barbazza
Nationality 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Italian
Years 1991 - 1993
Team(s) AGS, Minardi
Races 20 (8 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Points 2
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
First race 1991 San Marino Grand Prix
First win
Last win
Last race 1993 French Grand Prix


Fabrizio Barbazza (born April 2 1963 in Monza, Lombardy) is an Italian former Formula One driver who raced for the AGS and Minardi teams.

Career

After a career in motorcross in his teens, he began racing Formula Monza in 1982. The following year he moved into Italian Formula 3 series, and in 1984 finished sixth in the series. In 1985 he won four races and finished third in the championship. He then went to the United States and entered the American Racing Series, where he won four races and the title in his first attempt. After that he entered CART in 1987 and finished third at Indianapolis, becoming CART's Rookie of the Year. In 1990 he was hired as a driver in Formula 3000, which led to a chance at Formula One, in the AGS team in early 1991. Barbazza failed to qualify for any race and in 1993 joined the Minardi team, scoring points twice in his first four races. In 1995, while racing a Ferrari sports car in the United States, he was involved in an accident with Jeremy Dale, which resulted in heavy head and chest injuries which left him in critical condition, in a coma and on artificial respiration. Although he fully recovered, he didn't return to racing. Instead he started a go-kart circuit in Monza and began designing crash barriers.

Complete Formula One Results

(key)

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Team WDC Points
1991 AGS USA
BRA
SMR
DNQ
MON
DNQ
CAN
DNQ
MEX
DNQ
FRA
DNQ
GBR
DNQ
GER
DNPQ
HUN
DNPQ
BEL
DNPQ
ITA
DNPQ
POR
DNPQ
ESP
DNPQ
JPN
AUS
AGS - 0
1993 Minardi RSA
Ret
BRA
Ret
EUR
6
SMR
6
ESP
Ret
MON
11
CAN
Ret
FRA
Ret
GBR
GER
HUN
BEL
ITA
POR
JPN
AUS
Minardi 19th 2



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