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1950-2017

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Пьеркарло Гиндзани

Ghinzani, Piercarlo

Пьеркарло Гиндзани / Ghinzani, Piercarlo

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

Родился:

16.01.1952

Ривьера-д'Адда, Бергамо

Сезонов в Ф1:

8

Лет в Ф1:

9

Гран При:

111

Старты:

74*

*не стартовал:

37

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Лучший финиш:

5

Лучший старт:

13

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Круги:

2204

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Километры:

10464.33

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Очки:

2

за один сезон:

2

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Ф1: 1981-1989

Пьеркарло Гиндзани / Ghinzani, Piercarlo - 1981-1989

Чемпионат Европы Ф2: 1977-1978

24 часа Ле-Мана: 1980-1983

Год

Команда

Шасси

1981Osella Squadra CorseOsella FA1B
Osella FA1B
1983Osella Squadra CorseOsella FA1D
Osella FA1E
Osella FA1E
1984Osella Squadra CorseOsella FA1F
Osella FA1F
1985Osella Squadra CorseOsella FA1F
Osella FA1F
Osella FA1G
Osella FA1G
Toleman Group MotorsportToleman TG185
Toleman TG185
1986Osella Squadra CorseOsella FA1G
Osella FA1G
Osella FA1H
1987Ligier LotoLigier JS29B
Ligier JS29B
Ligier JS29C
Ligier JS29C
1988West Zakspeed RacingZakspeed 881
1989Osella Squadra CorseOsella FA1M
Osella FA1M

'Better to be at the back in Formula 1 than not to be in Formula 1 at all', said Piercarlo Ghinzani, and that's pretty well where he stayed in a Grand Prix career that was to span eight seasons, mostly at the tail-end of the grid.

It was all a long way from the start of his career when, after his 1970 debut in Italian Formula Ford, he began the slow climb up the motor racing ladder through Formula Italia to Formula 3 in 1973. His early days in Italian F3 were underfinanced, but he did finish second to Riccardo Patrese in 1976. Moving up to the European series in 1977, Piercarlo did extremely well to take the title, his phlegmatic approach being vital in a team that was beset by upheaval. The next step into Formula 2 with a March was a big disappointment, and this appeared to be a major blow to his aspirations.

Salvation was nigh. In 1981 he was called in as a last-minute replacement for Osella after Giorgio Francia's credentials failed to satisfy FISA, and he qualified for the Belgian GP. This was the start of what was to be a long association with the little team, his best result being a much-needed fifth place at Dallas in 1984. He did take a brief sabbatical in mid-1985 when a second Toleman was entered, but returned to the fold for 1986. In Grands Prix, results were understandably hard to find, but he had been successful in endurance events, winning the Fuji 1000 Km in a Porsche with Barilla.

In 1987, Ghinzani tried his luck in a Ligier team suddenly shorn of potential when an Alfa Romeo engine deal foundered as the season dawned, and then it was on to an equally fruitless sojourn at Zakspeed, before just one more season back in the Osella camp.

Ghinzani certainly had staying power; he started 96 Grands Prix, but more pointedly failed to qualify for another 31 - a real glutton for punishment!

Subsequently Piercarlo has formed his own Formula 3 team which is a leading light in the Italian championship, and he is reportedly eyeing up a move to the newly inaugurated Italian F3000 championship for the year 2000.

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

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