Энциклопедия Формулы 1:
1950-2017

Rambler's Top100

Гонщики

Курсивом отмечены гонщики,
выступавшие только
в Indy 500 (1950-1960)

Италия
Италия

Алекс Каффи

Caffi, Alex

Caffi, Alessandro

Алекс Каффи / Caffi, Alex

(c) 'Who is Who' by Steve Small, 2000

Родился:

18.03.1964

Ровато, Брешиа

Сезонов в Ф1:

6

Лет в Ф1:

6

Гран При:

75

Старты:

55*

*не стартовал:

20

Победы:

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Быстрые круги:

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Лучший финиш:

4

Лучший старт:

3

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Круги:

2293

лидирования:

Километры:

10840.59

лидирования:

Очки:

6

за один сезон:

4

подряд:

Ф1: 1986-1991

Алекс Каффи / Caffi, Alex - 1986-1991

24 часа Ле-Мана: 1999-2004

Год

Команда

Шасси

1986Osella Squadra CorseOsella FA1F
Osella FA1F
1987Osella Squadra CorseOsella FA1I
1988Scuderia ItaliaDallara 3087
Dallara BMS-188
Dallara BMS-188
1989Scuderia ItaliaDallara BMS-189
Dallara BMS-189
1990Footwork Arrows RacingArrows A11B
1991Footwork Grand Prix InternationalFootwork A11C
Footwork A11C
Footwork FA12
Footwork FA12

Always the bridesmaid in Italian F3, Caffi was runner-up in both 1984 and 1985, when the lack of a Dallara chassis probably cost him the title, and third behind Coloni stars Larini and Apicella in 1986. Given a chance to race the unwieldy Osella at the Italian GP that season, Alex drove sensibly, kept out of the way and impressed everyone with his approach.

This led to a full season with the team in 1987. The car was totally uncompetitive, but Caffi plugged away uncomplainingly, quietly learning his trade. A move to the new Dallara team for 1988 brought some good performances in their neat little car, and the following season he seemed to be a star in the making, finishing fourth at Monaco and losing a potential good result at Phoenix when team-mate de Cesaris elbowed him into the wall.

In retrospect his move to the Arrows/Footwork operation proved to be a complete disaster. The 1990 season was spent marking time and when the Porsche-engined car arrived it was hopelessly overweight and underpowered. Things took a further dive when Alex was involved in a road accident which resulted in a broken jaw, and the atmosphere in the team was not helped when he threatened legal action to reclaim his seat at Hockenheim. A hot property barely two seasons earlier, Caffi's career was now on the skids, and after a brief flirtation with Andrea Moda he found himself languishing in the relative obscurity of the Italian and Spanish touring car championships with a works-backed Opel Vectra.

In 1998 Caffi joined forces with Andrea Chiesa to successfully race a Riley & Scott sports car in the International Sports Racing Series, and he continued to impress in this discipline in 1999 both in Europe and in the USA with his best placings being thirds in the FIA World Sports Car Cup at Spa (with de Lorenzi) and Kyalami (with Larini). In addition he took a fine sixth place at Le Mans in a Courage C52-Nissan prototype, sharing the driving duties with Montermini and Schiattarella.

(c) 'Who is Who' by Steve Small, 2000

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