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Fabrizio Barbazza
Nationality Italy Italian
Formula One World Championship career
Active years 1991, 1993
Teams AGS, Minardi
Races 20 (8 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 2
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First race 1991 San Marino Grand Prix
Last race 1993 French Grand Prix
Fabrizio Barbazza
CART Championship Car
Years active 1987, 1989, 1992
Teams Arciero Racing
Starts 25
Wins 0
Poles 0
Best finish 12th in 1987
Previous series
1986
1983-1985
1982
American Racing Series
Italian Formula Three
Formula Monza
Championship titles
1986 American Racing Series Champion
Awards
1987
1987
CART Rookie of the year
Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the year

Fabrizio Barbazza (born 2 April 1963 in Monza, Lombardy) is an Italian former Formula One driver who raced for the AGS and Minardi teams.

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Career

After a career in motorcross in his teens, he began racing Formula Monza in 1982. The following year he moved into Italian Formula 3 series, and in 1984 finished sixth in the series. In 1985 he won four races and finished third in the championship. He then went to the United States and entered the American Racing Series, where he won four races and the title in his first attempt. After that he entered CART in 1987 and finished third at Indianapolis, becoming CART's Rookie of the Year. In 1990 he was hired as a driver in Formula 3000, which led to a chance at Formula One, in the AGS team in early 1991. Barbazza failed to qualify for any race and in 1993 joined the Minardi team, scoring points twice in his first four races. In 1995, while racing a Ferrari 333SP sports prototype at the Road Atlanta circuit, he was involved in an accident with Jeremy Dale, which resulted in heavy head and chest injuries which left him in critical condition, in a coma and on artificial respiration. Although he fully recovered, he didn't return to racing. Instead he started a go-kart circuit in Monza and began designing crash barriers.

Barbazza at the 1992 Long Beach Grand Prix.

He has since relocated to Cuba where he has set up a fishing resort in the north of the country called La Villa Clara. He has also raced again, at a local karting track in Cuba, where he has re-discovered his love for racing.

Career Summary

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Complete Formula One results

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 WDC Points
1991 Automobiles Gonfaronnaises Sportives AGS JH25 Cosworth V8 USA
BRA
SMR
DNQ
MON
DNQ
CAN
DNQ
MEX
DNQ
NC 0
AGS JH25B FRA
DNQ
GBR
DNQ
GER
DNPQ
HUN
DNPQ
BEL
DNPQ
ITA
DNPQ
AGS JH27 POR
DNPQ
ESP
DNPQ
JPN
AUS
1993 Minardi Team Minardi M193 Ford V8 RSA
Ret
BRA
Ret
EUR
6
SMR
6
ESP
Ret
MON
11
CAN
Ret
FRA
Ret
GBR
GER
HUN
BEL
ITA
POR
JPN
AUS
19th 2

American open wheel racing

Indy 500 results

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish
1987 March Cosworth 17th 3rd
1992 Lola Buick Practice Crash

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
None
American Racing Series
Champion

1986
Succeeded by
Didier Theys
Preceded by
Randy Lanier
Indianapolis 500
Rookie of the Year

1987
Succeeded by
Bill Vukovich III
Preceded by
Chip Robinson
CART
Rookie of the Year

1987
Succeeded by
John Jones

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