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Michele Alboreto was a Italian racing driver. He is well-known for finishing runner up to Alain Prost in the 1985 F1 World Championship, in addition to winning the 1997 24 Hours of Le Mans and 2001 12 Hours of Sebring sports car races. Alboreto competed in F1 from 1981 until 1994, racing for a number of teams, most remarkably the Ferrari factory team.

The Italian’s career in Motorsport began in 1976, racing a car he and a number of his friends had built in the Formula Monza series. The car, however, achieved very little success and two years later Alboreto moved up to Formula Three. Wins in the Italian Formula Three championship and a European Formula Three Championship crown in 1980 paved the way for the Italian’s entrance into Formula One with the Tyrrell team… Read Full

Formula One World Championship career 

Michele Alboreto
Born 23 December 1956(1956-12-23)
Died 25 April 2001(2001-04-25) (aged 44)
Nationality Italy Italian
Active years 1981–1994
Teams Tyrrell, Ferrari, Larrousse, Arrows, Footwork, Scuderia Italia, Minardi
Races 215 (194 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 5
Podiums 23
Career points 186.5
Pole positions 2
Fastest laps 5
First race 1981 San Marino Grand Prix
First win 1982 Caesars Palace Grand Prix
Last win 1985 German Grand Prix
Last race 1994 Australian Grand Prix

Formula 1 Racing career results

Season Series Team Name Races Poles Wins Points Final Placing
1981 Formula One Tyrrell 12 0 0 0 27th
1982 Formula One Tyrrell 16 0 1 25 7th
1983 Formula One Tyrrell 15 0 1 10 12th
1984 Formula One Ferrari 16 1 1 30.5 4th
1985 Formula One Ferrari 16 1 2 53 2nd
1986 Formula One Ferrari 16 0 0 14 8th
1987 Formula One Ferrari 16 0 0 17 7th
1988 Formula One Ferrari 16 0 0 24 5th
1989 Formula One Tyrrell 6 0 0 6 13th
Larrousse 8 0 0 0
1990 Formula One Arrows 16 0 0 0 24th
1991 Formula One Footwork 16 0 0 0 35th
1992 Formula One Footwork 16 0 0 6 10th
1993 Formula One Scuderia Italia 14 0 0 0 29th
1994 Formula One Minardi 16 0 0 1 24th


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