Luca Badoer (mest känd från invigningen av vinter-OS i Turin?)

Det blir ju som tidigare påpekat här Luca Badoer som tar över efter Schumacher och efter Massa i Valencia. Något överraskande, men Badoer har varit med länge. Kanske är det lite belöning för att hängt kvar så länge..

autosport har 10 punkter om vem han är. Däremot missar de hans främsta (?) framträdande då han var med under invigningen av vinter-OS i Turin 2006. Lägger med en video också;

Luca Badoer’s return to F1 means there will now be two drivers in the field who competed in the 1993 season. Both he and Rubens Barrichello made their debuts that year.

Badoer’s promotion to F1 in 1993 came after a title-winning F3000 campaign the year before, where he took the crown with four wins.

Badoer’s F1 return means he will be the oldest driver in the field – taking over that honour from Barrichello. The Italian is currently 38 years old.

His promotion to Ferrari race seat means Badoer will still only have driven for Italian teams in F1. He has previously raced for Scuderia Italia, Minardi and Forti Corse.

Badoer is Ferrari’s longest serving test driver, having originally begun work for them back in 1998.

Despite having competed in 48 grands prix, Badoer never scored a point. His best finish was 7th in the 1993 San Marino Grand Prix.

Badoer’s failure to score a point gives him the distinction of being the driver with the most race starts who has not achieved that feat.

His best grid position is 12th, which he delivered for Minardi at the 1995 Hungarian Grand Prix. In the race he finished 8th.

Luca Badoer famously broke down in tears at the 1999 European Grand Prix after his car stopped with gearbox failure as he seemed en route to fourth place.

Badoer’s near 10-year gap between his last race at the 1999 Japanese Grand Prix and his return in Valencia is not quite as big as the 10 years and three months between Jan Lammers’ races in the 1982 Dutch and 1992 Japanese Grand Prix.

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Mer i media (AB,).

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  1. Bättre än 12:a på gridden kan man ju hoppas att han lyckas med nu.

    Jag har faktiskt inga större minnen av honom. Det tydligaste är väl från 98 tror jag det var, när han körde Minardi tillsammans med Gené, Katayama eller Tuero…

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