Giancarlo Fisichella

Giancarlo Fisichella
Giancarlo Fisichella 2012 WEC Fuji.jpg
Fisichella at the 2012 6 Hours of Fuji.
Born (1973-01-14) 14 January 1973 (age 46)
Rome, Italy
Formula One World Championship career
NationalityItaly Italian
Active years19962009
TeamsMinardi, Jordan, Benetton, Sauber, Renault, Force India, Ferrari
Entries231 (229 starts)
Career points275
Pole positions4
Fastest laps2
First entry1996 Australian Grand Prix
First win2003 Brazilian Grand Prix
Last win2006 Malaysian Grand Prix
Last entry2009 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
24 Hours of Le Mans career
TeamsAF Corse, Risi Competizione
Best finish1st in LMGTE-PRO (2012, 2014)
Class wins2

Giancarlo Fisichella (Italian pronunciation: [dʒaŋˈkarlo fiziˈkɛlla]; born 14 January 1973), also known as Fisico, Giano or Fisi, is an Italian professional racing driver. He has driven in Formula One for Minardi, Jordan, Benetton, Sauber, Renault, Force India and Ferrari.[1] Since then he has driven for AF Corse in their Ferrari 458 GTE at various sportscar events, becoming twice a Le Mans 24 Hour class winner, and a GT class winner of the Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta. He was also Ferrari's F1 reserve driver for 2010.

Fisichella won three races in his Formula One career, the first of which was at the chaotic 2003 Brazilian Grand Prix, a race abandoned for safety reasons with 15 laps remaining. After several days of confusion regarding rules and technicalities, Fisichella was eventually declared the winner in the following week, and collected his trophy in an unofficial ceremony at the following race. He was brought into the Renault team to replace fellow Italian Jarno Trulli, and won his first race with the team in Australia in 2005. However, after that race it was his teammate, the Spanish driver Fernando Alonso, that would win the greater share of races for Renault. Although highly rated as a driver, Fisichella was unable to keep pace with eventual champion Alonso, managing just one further race win following his debut. Outside of driving, he has backed his own GP2 team, FMS International.

On 17 June 2012 Fisichella won the GTE Pro division of the Le Mans 24hrs for AF Corse and followed this up with the Manufacturers' title in the WEC at the end of the season.

Early career

Like most current Formula One drivers, he began kart racing as a youngster in the Guidonia's Kart circuit. In 1992, he competed in the Italian Formula Three Championship, racing for the RC Motorsport team. He finished runner up in 1993, and in 1994 he won the championship, following race victories in Monaco and Macau. He left open-wheel racing briefly in 1995 and 1996, driving for Alfa Romeo in the International Touring Car Championship.

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