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Габриэле Тарквини

Tarquini, Gabriele

Габриэле Тарквини / Tarquini, Gabriele

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

Родился:

02.03.1962

Джулиянова-Лидо, Пескара, Терамо

Сезонов в Ф1:

7

Лет в Ф1:

9

Гран При:

78

Старты:

38*

*не стартовал:

43

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Лучший финиш:

6

Лучший старт:

11

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1495

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6864.83

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Очки:

1

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1

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Ф1: 1987-1995

Габриэле Тарквини / Tarquini, Gabriele - 1987-1995

24 часа Ле-Мана: 1985

Год

Команда

Шасси

1987Osella Squadra CorseOsella FA1G
Osella FA1G
1988Coloni SpAColoni FC188
Coloni FC188B
1989Automobiles Gonfaronaises SportivesAGS JH23B
AGS JH24
1990Automobiles Gonfaronaises SportivesAGS JH24
AGS JH25
AGS JH25
1991Automobiles Gonfaronaises SportivesAGS JH25
AGS JH25
AGS JH25B
AGS JH27
AGS JH27
Fondmetal F1 SpAFomet F1
1992Fondmetal F1 SpAFondmetal GR01
Fondmetal GR01
Fondmetal GR02
1995Nokia Tyrrell YamahaTyrrell 023
Tyrrell 023

This pleasant and underrated Italian caused quite a stir back in 1985 when, as reigning world karting champion and with almost no Formula 3 experience to speak of, he became an instant front-runner in F3000. He finished his first year a very creditable sixth in the standings, but his 1986 season was less startling as the newly formed Coloni team struggled to find its feet, though he did score third places at Enna and the ?sterreichring.

Joining Lamberto Leoni's FIRST racing ream for 1987, Gabriele was once again a 'nearly-man' in terms of ultimate success, but he made his Formula 1 debut for Osella at Imola, and then rejoined Enzo Coloni for a testing first Grand Prix season in 1988.

With poor Philippe Streiff gravely injured in a Brazilian testing accident, Tarquini came into the AGS line-up for the 1989 San Marino GP, soon gaining a priceless point for the little team in Mexico. Over the next three seasons, the ever-cheerful Italian plugged away against insurmountable odds as the debt-ridden team headed towards extinction, but before the end came he had been allowed to sign for Fondmetal (formerly Osella). With Ford HB engines at his disposal for 1992, Tarquini had easily his best opportunity to shine but the team was hampered by a lack of adequate funding - the Italian was under strict instructions to conserve the car at all costs -and any promise it had possessed soon evaporated, resulting in the outfit's withdrawal before the season was out.

Tarquini then joined the horde of famous names in the Italian touring car championship in 1993, taking third place in the series with a works Alfa Romeo. He was chosen to spearhead the Italian manufacturer's move into the BTCC series in 1994 and enjoyed a highly successful season, winning eight of the 21 rounds to take the championship crown. Gabriele also gained well-earned plaudits from all for his off-track demeanour and was a credit to the series and his sport.

It was going to be tough to follow this success in 1995, and so it proved as Alfa lost their advantage. Gabriele was initially racing in Italy, but the company's sudden decision to withdraw from their domestic championship saw him back in Britain for the balance of the year. The sudden transition from being the dominant force to midfield strugglers was quite a shock but Tarquini always gave of his best.

Partly due to his links with Fondmetal, he had been an occasional test driver for Tyrrell, and was drafted in to deputise for the indisposed Katayama at the N?rburgring, though his one-off F1 return was not a particularly distinguished one.

In 1996 Gabriele stepped up to the high-profile International Touring Car series as a works driver alongside the experienced Larini and Nannini in the Alfa 155 V6 Tl and scored a big win at Silverstone, but endured a thin time otherwise.

So it was back to the Super Touring category in 1997, the Italian switching his allegiance to Honda. Although Gabriele's three seasons driving the Accord in both the BTCC and the German Super Touring series have produced no more than the occasional win, the driver himself is still regarded as one of the class's most accomplished performers.

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

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