Giovanni Lavaggi

Lavaggi
Nationality Italian
Date of Birth 18 February, 1958
Teams Pacific (1995)
Minardi (1996)
Races Entered 10
DNQ/DNPQ 3
Best Result 10th, Hungary, 1996

A gentleman racer in categories as diverse as Fiat Panda, F3000, sportscars and CART, this Daytona 24hrs winner bought himself drives in F1 with no-hopers Pacific and cellar-dwellers Minardi for little return. He now runs and drives for his own successful team in sportscar racing.

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Career Summary
Before F1
1972 • Began competing on motorbikes and in motocross.
1979 • Competed in some rallies.
1984 • Italian Fiat Panda championship, 2nd overall.
1988 • World Sportscar Championship, 5 entries, 20 points in a Techno Racing Olmas GLT-200 Ford with Taverna, and a Swiss Team Salamin Porsche 962C with Salamin and Deletraz.
1989 • World Sportscar Championship, 7 starts, =25th overall, 17 points in a Kremer Porsche 962CK6 with Giacomelli and Fouché, and a Swiss Team Salamin Porsche 962C with Salamin.
• Le Mans 24hrs, retired in a Kremer Porsche 962C with Giacomelli and Takahashi.
• Received the Autosprint Gold Medal.
1990 • World Sportscar Championship, 4 starts in a Team Davey Porsche 962C with Lee-Davey and Musetti, and a Kremer Porsche 962CK6 with van der Merwe.
• Le Mans 24hrs, 19th in a Team Davey Porsche 962C with Lee-Davey.
• Interserie championship, 2 starts, 5th overall, 27 points in a Kremer Porsche 962CK6.
1991 • F3000, 10 entries, 8 DNQs in a Crypton Reynard 91D Cosworth.
1992 • Test driver for the March F1 team.
• Le Mans 24hrs, 7th in a Kremer Porsche 962CK6 with Reuter and Nielsen.
1993 • Interserie championship, 1st overall, 83 points, 6 heat wins, 3 outright wins in a Kremer Porsche CK7.
• Le Mans 24hrs, 12th in a Kremer Porsche 962CK6 with Lässig and Taylor.
1994 • CART PPG World Series, 4 entries, 2 DNQs in a Leader Cards Lola T92/00 and T93/07 Chevrolet.
1995 • IMSA, 2 starts, 1 win at Daytona in a Kremer Porsche Spyder K8 with Lässig, Bouchut and Werner.
Formula One
1995 • Pacific PR02 Ford ED V8, 4 entries.
• Drove a Forti in the pursuit races at the Bologna Motor Show.
1996 • Minardi M195B Ford ED V8, 6 entries, 3 DNQs.
After F1
1996 • BPR Global GT Endurance series, 2 starts in a Promosport Italia Porsche 911 GT2 with Mastropietro and Polli.
1997 • Le Mans 24hrs, DNQ in a Kremer K8 Porsche with Maury-Laribiere and Chauvin.
1998 • Formed GLV Brums Racing.
• International Sports Racing Series, 4 starts, 16th overall, 26 points in a GLV Brums Ferrari 333SP with various drivers.
1999 • International Sports Racing Series, =10th overall, 51 points, 1 win in a GLV Brums Ferrari 333SP with Mazzacane.
2000 • Sports Racing World Cup, =9th overall, 62 points in a GLV Brums Ferrari 333SP with Filiberti.
• Le Mans 24hrs, retired in a Racing Engineering Porsche 911 GT3-R with Saldana and Villaroel.
2001 • FIA World Sportscar Championship, currently =16th overall, 28 points, 1 win in a GLV Brums Ferrari 333SP.

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