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1950-2017

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

Италия
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Эммануэле Пирро

Pirro, Emanuele

Эммануэле Пирро / Pirro, Emanuele

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

Родился:

12.01.1962

Рим

Сезонов в Ф1:

3

Лет в Ф1:

3

Гран При:

40

Старты:

36*

*не стартовал:

4

Победы:

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Быстрые круги:

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Лучший финиш:

5

Лучший старт:

7

Дубли:

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Круги:

1368

лидирования:

Километры:

6375.23

лидирования:

Очки:

3

за один сезон:

2

подряд:

Ф1: 1989-1991

Эммануэле Пирро / Pirro, Emanuele - 1989-1991

24 часа Ле-Мана: 1981-2004

Чемпионат Европы Ф2: 1984

Год

Команда

Шасси

1989Benetton Formula LtdBenetton B188
Benetton B188
Benetton B189
Benetton B189
1990Scuderia Italia SpADallara BMS-190
Dallara BMS-190
1991Scuderia Italia SpADallara BMS-191
Dallara BMS-191

Something of a nearly-man, Pirro's career has been a tale of ups and downs, as the unlucky Italian always seemed to fall short of ultimate success in most of the categories he raced in. That was until he teamed up with Audi at the beginning of 1994 and took the Italian Superturismo championship by storm with his 80 Competition. Three successive titles represented a sweet success for the tall and lanky Roman, whose earlier career exploits had promised so much.

Moving from karts to Formula Fiat, he won the championship in 1980 before graduating to the European Formula 3 series, taking the runner-up slot behind Euroracing team-mate Larrauri in 1982. When the team went to F1 with Alfa Romeo in 1983, Pirro had to find an F3 ride elsewhere and after a bright start faded to third in the championship. Stepping up to Formula 2 for 1984 with Onyx, he established a good rapport with the team, and stayed with them for F3000 in 1985, victories at Thruxton and Vallelunga earning him a Brabham F1 test which came to nought. So it was back to F3000 in 1986, and second place in the championship behind Capelli, a mid-season slump costing Pirro his title chance.

Still seeking an F1 ride, Emanuele busied himself with some superb performances in BMW touring cars, and took on the role of test driver for McLaren before replacing Herbert at Benetton midway through 1989. His half-season was not productive enough, and he was dropped for 1990 when Nelson Piquet was signed up, leaving Emanuele to find a place in the Dallara squad for the next two seasons. With no worthwhile results to speak of and, crucially, precious few drives that caught the eye, Pirro found himself passed over in favour of fresher talent in 1992, switching to the Italian touring car championship with a Bigazzi BMW.

After being synonymous with the BMW marque on and off over the years, his switch to Audi was something of a surprise but it paid off in a big way for both parties, with his aforementioned hat-trick of Superturismo titles.

Recent seasons have not been as productive for the Italian; with the Audi variously handicapped by weight penalties and restricted to using two-wheel drive, he has endured a lean time of it in the German Super Touring series.

In 1999 Pirro and team-mate Frank Biela were drafted into the Audi Sport Team Joest sports car squad for Le Mans, where the touring car stars took third place with Didier Theys in the Audi R8R.

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

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