Olivier Beretta

Beretta
Nationality Monegasque
Date of Birth 23 November, 1969
Teams Larrousse (1994)
Races Entered 10
DNQ/DNPQ -
Best Result 7th, Germany, 1994

An F3000 protégé of Nelson Piquet who impressed little in F1 for cash-strapped Larrousse. Phenomenal success followed in sportscars, forging an all-conquering partnership with Karl Wendlinger to dominate the late-90s.

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Career Summary
Before F1
1983-4 • Competed in karts.
1985 • French Kart Championship, 2nd overall in 125cc.
1986 • Competed in Tony Kart.
1987 • European Kart Championship, 10th overall.
1988 • Alazard Kart Trophy, 2nd overall.
1989 • French F3, 15th overall in a Ravarotto Dallara 390 Alfa Romeo.
• Competed in the Inter-Nations Cup F3 event.
1990 • French F3, 3rd overall, 76 points, 1 win in a Ravarotto Dallara 390 Alfa Romeo.
• Monaco F3 event, 3rd place.
1991 • French F3, 9th overall, 39 points in a Formula Project Ralt RT34 Mugen.
• British F3, =11th overall, 1 point in a Bowman Racing Ralt RT35 and Bowman BC 1 Mugen.
• Competed in the Monaco F3 event.
1992 • F3000 in a Piquet Racing Reynard 92D Mugen/Cosworth.
• Tested for the Lotus F1 team.
1993 • F3000, 6th overall, 20 points, 1 win in a Forti Corse Reynard 93D Cosworth.
• Tested for the Larrousse F1 team.
Formula One
1994 • Larrousse LH94 Ford HB, 10 entries.
After F1
1995 • Le Mans 24hrs, DNQ in a Courage C41 GM Chevrolet with Van de Poele and Tomlje.
• Monaco SuperCup testing for Venturi.
1996 • BPR Global GT Endurance Series, 20th overall (21st in European Championship), 38 points in an ORECA Chrysler Viper GTS-R with various drivers.
• Le Mans 24hrs, 21st place overall in an ORECA Chrysler Viper GTS-R with Gache and Helary.
1997 • FIA GT Championship, 3rd overall in GT2 class, 60 points, 4 class wins in an ORECA Chrysler Viper GTS-R with Gache.
• Daytona 24hrs, 15th place overall in an ORECA Chrysler Viper GTS-R with Dupuy and Archer.
• Le Mans 24hrs, retired in an ORECA Chrysler Viper GTS-R with Dupuy and Gacher.
1998 • FIA GT Championship, 1st overall in GT2 class, 92 points, 8 class wins in an ORECA Chrysler Viper GTS-R with Lamy.
• Le Mans 24hrs, 13th place overall, 2nd in class in an ORECA Chrysler Viper GTS-R with Lamy and Archer.
1999 • FIA GT Championship, 1st overall, 78 points, 6 wins in an ORECA Chrysler Viper GTS-R with Wendlinger.
• American Le Mans Series, 1st overall in GTS class, 151 points, 5 class wins in an ORECA Chrysler Viper GTS-R with various drivers.
• Daytona 24hrs, retired in an ORECA Chrysler Viper GTS-R with Donohue and Archer.
• Le Mans 24hrs, 10th place overall, 1st in class in an ORECA Chrysler Viper GTS-R with Wendlinger and Dupuy.
• NASCAR Craftsmen Trucks Series, 1 race in a Dodge.
2000 • American Le Mans Series, 1st overall in GTS class, 6 class wins in an ORECA Chrysler Viper GTS-R with Wendlinger.
• Daytona 24hrs, 1st place in an ORECA Chrysler Viper GTS-R with Wendlinger and Dupuy.
• Sebring 12hrs, 1st place in class in an ORECA Chrysler Viper GTS-R with Wendlinger and Dupuy.
• Le Mans 24hrs, 7th place overall, 1st in class in an ORECA Chrysler Viper GTS-R with Wendlinger and Dupuy.
2001 • American Le Mans Series, 1 race so far in a Team Playstation Chrysler LMP with Dalmas.
• Le Mans 24hrs, 4th place in a Team Playstation Chrysler LMP and Wendlinger and Lamy.

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