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Pierluigi Martini

Pierluigi Martini
Nationality 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Italian
Years F1 1984 – 1985, F1 1988 – 1995
Team(s) Toleman, Minardi, Scuderia Italia
Races 124 (119 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Points 18
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
First race 1984 Italian Grand Prix
First win
Last win
Last race 1995 German Grand Prix


Pierluigi Martini (born April 23, 1961 in Lugo) is an Italian former racing driver.

He participated in 124 Formula One Grands Prix, debuting on September 9, 1984 substituting for Ayrton Senna at the Toleman team. He scored a total of 18 championship points and was synonymous with the Minardi team - indeed aside from a single outing with Toleman and a one-season dalliance with Scuderia Italia, Martini`s entire career was spent with the Italian outfit. He raced with the minnow team in three different stints, drove for them on their debut in 1985, scored their first point in 1988 USA Grand Prix, their only front-row start at 1990 USA Grand Prix (aided by special Pirelli tyres; several of their other drivers had surprise qualifying results that day), their only lap leading a race in the 1989 Portuguese Grand Prix, and their joint-best F1 result of 4th.

Martini driving for Minardi at the 1994 British Grand Prix.

After Formula One, Martini started a successful sportscar career. His first race at the 24 Hours of Le Mans was in 1996 with a Porsche run by Joest Racing. 1997 brought a fourth place finish in a Porsche 911 GT1 which he also raced in the FIA GT Championship that year. In 1998, he joined the brand new Le Mans program of BMW Motorsports.

Martini driving for Minardi at the 1995 British Grand Prix.

In 1999, he won the Le Mans 24 Hours together with Yannick Dalmas and Joachim Winkelhock driving for BMW. The team had to fight both Toyota and Mercedes works cars and win the race by a lap from the runner-up Toyota.

Martini came back to motorsports in 2006, competing in the prestigious Grand Prix Masters series for retired Formula One drivers.


Complete Formula One results

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 WDC Points
1984 Toleman Group Motorsport Toleman TG184 Hart Straight-4 BRA RSA BEL SMR FRA MON CAN DET DAL GBR GER AUT NED ITA
DNQ
EUR POR NC 0
1985 Minardi Team Minardi M185 Cosworth V8 BRA
Ret
POR
Ret
NC 0
MM V6 SMR
Ret
MON
DNQ
CAN
Ret
DET
Ret
FRA
Ret
GBR
Ret
GER
11
AUT
Ret
NED
Ret
ITA
Ret
BEL
12
EUR
Ret
RSA
Ret
AUS
8
1988 Lois Minardi Team Minardi M188 Cosworth V8 BRA SMR MON MEX CAN DET
6
FRA
15
GBR
15
GER
DNQ
HUN
Ret
BEL
DNQ
ITA
Ret
POR
Ret
ESP
Ret
JPN
13
AUS
7
17th 1
1989 Minardi Team SpA Minardi M188B Cosworth V8 BRA
Ret
SMR
Ret
MON
Ret
15th 5
Minardi M189 MEX
Ret
USA
Ret
CAN
Ret
FRA
Ret
GBR
5
GER
9
HUN
Ret
BEL
9
ITA
7
POR
5
ESP
Ret
JPN AUS
6
1990 SCM Minardi Team Minardi M189 Cosworth V8 USA
7
BRA
9
NC 0
Minardi M190 SMR
DNS
MON
Ret
CAN
Ret
MEX
12
FRA
Ret
GBR
Ret
GER
Ret
HUN
Ret
BEL
15
ITA
Ret
POR
11
ESP
Ret
JPN
8
AUS
11
1991 SCM Minardi Team Minardi M191 Ferrari V12 USA
9
BRA
Ret
SMR
4
MON
12
CAN
7
MEX
Ret
FRA
9
GBR
9
GER
Ret
HUN
Ret
BEL
12
ITA
Ret
POR
4
ESP
13
JPN
Ret
AUS
Ret
11th 6
1992 Scuderia Italia SpA BMS Dallara 192 Ferrari V12 RSA
Ret
MEX
Ret
BRA
Ret
ESP
6
SMR
6
MON
Ret
CAN
8
FRA
10
GBR
15
GER
11
HUN
Ret
BEL
Ret
ITA
8
POR
Ret
JPN
10
AUS
Ret
16th 2
1993 Minardi Team Minardi M193 Ford V8 RSA BRA EUR SMR ESP MON CAN FRA GBR
Ret
GER
14
HUN
Ret
BEL
Ret
ITA
7
POR
8
JPN
10
AUS
Ret
NC 0
1994 Minardi Scuderia Italia Minardi M193B Ford V8 BRA
8
PAC
Ret
SMR
Ret
MON
Ret
ESP
5
21st 4
Minardi M194 CAN
9
FRA
5
GBR
10
GER
Ret
HUN
Ret
BEL
8
ITA
Ret
POR
12
EUR
15
JPN
Ret
AUS
9
1995 Minardi Scuderia Italia Minardi M195 Ford V8 BRA
Ret
ARG
Ret
SMR
12
ESP
14
MON
7
CAN
Ret
FRA
Ret
GBR
7
GER
Ret
HUN BEL ITA POR EUR PAC JPN AUS NC 0


Sources

  1. DRIVERS: PIERLUIGI MARTINI, GrandPrix.com


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