Piercarlo Ghinzani

Ghinzani
Nationality Italian
Date of Birth 16 January, 1952
Teams Osella (1981,83-85,86,89)
Toleman (1985)
Ligier (1987)
Zakspeed (1988)
Races Entered 111
DNQ/DNPQ 32
Best Result 5th, USA-Dallas, 1984

An Italian and European F3 Champion, Ghinzani was synonymous with Osella during the 1980s. He drove for them in 6 years of a mammoth 8 year F1 career, that brought 111 entries ... and only 2 measly points. He firmly believed it was better to be in F1 at the back than not be in F1 at all!

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Career Summary
Before F1
1970 • Competed in Italian Formula Ford 1600.
1971 • Competed in Formula Italia.
1972-4 • Competed in Italian F3.
1975 • Italian F3, =7th overall, 6 points in a CRS 001 Toyota.
• European F3, =20th overall, 2 points in a CRS 001 Toyota.
1976 • Italian F3, 2nd overall for the Scuderia Angeleri team.
• European F3, 6th overall, 11 points for the Scuderia Angeleri team.
1977 • European F3, 1st overall, 61 points, 3 wins in an AFPM March 763/773 Toyota.
1978 • Formula 2, =16th overall, 3 points in a Euroracing March 782 BMW.
1979 • Italian F3, 1st overall, 63 points in a Euroracing March 793 Alfa Romeo.
1980 • World Championship for Makes, 6 starts in a works and Jolly Club Lancia Beta Montecarlo with various drivers.
1981 • World Championship for Drivers and Makes, 7 starts, =262nd overall, 9 points in a works and GS Tuning Lancia Beta Montecarlo with various drivers.
1982 • World Endurance Championship, 15th overall, 21 points, 1 win in a works Martini Lancia LC1 with various drivers.
1983 • World Endurance Championship in a works Martini and Scuderia Mirabella Lancia LC2 with various drivers.
1986 • World Sportscar Championship, 3 starts, =22nd overall, 20 points, 1 win in a Joest Porsche 956 and a Techno Racing Alba AR3 with various drivers.
1987 • World Sportscar Championship, 1 start in a Joest Porsche 962C with Ludwig.
Formula One
1981 • Osella FA1B Cosworth V8, 2 entries, 1 DNQ.
1983 • Osella FA1D/FA1E Cosworth V8/Alfa Romeo V12, 15 entries, 8 DNQs.
1984 • Osella FA1F Alfa Romeo V8 turbo, 16 entries, 19th overall, 2 points, 1 DNQ, 1 DNS.
1985 • Osella FA1F/FA1G Alfa Romeo V8 turbo, 8 entries, 1 DNQ.
• Toleman TG185 Hart turbo, 7 entries.
1986 • Osella FA1G Alfa Romeo V8 turbo, 16 entries, 1 DNQ.
1987 • Ligier JS29B Megatron turbo, 15 entries, 1 exclusion.
1988 • Zakspeed 881 turbo, 16 entries, 7 DNQs, 1 exclusion.
1989 • Osella FA1M Cosworth V8, 16 entries, 12 DNPQs, 1 exclusion.
• Retired from motor racing.
After F1
1992 • Formed Team Ghinzani.
1994-9 • Team Ghinzani competes in the Italian F3 championship.
2000 • Team Ghinzani competes in the Italian F3000 championship and the German F3 championship.
2001 • Team Ghinzani competes in the Euro3000 championship and the German F3 championship.

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