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Giancarlo Fisichella

Giancarlo Fisichella Giancarlo Fisichella
Team Ferrari
Nationality Italian
Podiums 19
Points 275
Grand Prix entered 231
World Championships 0
Highest race finish 1 (x3)
Highest grid position 1 (x4)
Date of Birth 14/01/1973
Place of Birth Rome
Giancarlo Fisichella DRIVER
Newly-signed Ferrari driver Giancarlo Fisichella (ITA) tries the F60 for size. Maranello, Italy, September 3, 2009 © Ferrari

2009

Force India's improved form powers him to team's maiden pole, points and podium at Spa, then makes surprise move to Ferrari as stand-in for the injured Massa. Struggles to get to grips with F60, failing to make Q3 or score points in five outings. Will become Italian team's 2010 reserve driver.

Giancarlo Fisichella (ITA) Force India F1 VJM01 
Formula One Testing, Silverstone, England, Day Two, Wednesday, 25 June 2008

2008

After being dropped by Renault, becomes number-one driver for new Force India team (formerly Spyker). Uncompetitive car means zero points, with a tenth place in Spain his best result of the year.

Giancarlo Fisichella (ITA) Renault R27.
Formula One World Championship, Rd17, Brazilian Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Interlagos, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, 20 October 2007

2007

Early title hopes are quickly abandoned after Renault's car proves uncompetitive. Scores a well-deserved fourth place in Monaco, but finds himself increasingly out-paced by rookie team mate Kovalainen, casting doubt over his Formula One future.

Race winner Giancarlo Fisichella (ITA) Renault R26 in Parc Ferme. 
Formula One World Championship, Rd 2, Malaysian Grand Prix, Race, Sepang, Malaysia, 19 March 2006

2006

Scores just one race win to team mate Fernando Alonso's seven, but is nevertheless key in Renault's successful title defence. Finishes fourth in drivers' championship.

(L to R): 3rd place Fernando Alonso (ESP) Renault, Flavio Briatore (ITA) Renault Team Principal and race winner Giancarlo Fisichella (ITA) Renault celebrate.
Formula One World Championship, Rd1, Australian Grand Prix, Race Day, Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia, 6 March 2005

2005

Dream start to season with pole and victory for Renault in Melbourne, but then dogged by mix of poor luck and inability to match team mate Alonso. Further five podiums prove vital to Renault's constructors' championship. Fifth in the driver standings.

Giancarlo Fisichella (ITA) Sauber Petronas C23.
Formula One World Championship, British Grand Prix, Rd 11, Practice, Silverstone, England, 9 July 2004

2004

Highly consistent season with Sauber. Takes points on nine occasions and retires just once to finish 11th in the standings.

Giancarlo Fisichella (ITA) Jordan can finally celebrate his Brazilian GP win.
Formula One World Championship, Rd4, San Marino Grand Prix, Imola, Italy, 18 April 2003

2003

Post-race enquiry into timing mix-up in Brazil sees him awarded his maiden Grand Prix victory with Jordan. Car is uncompetitive elsewhere, prompting him to sign an early deal with Sauber for 2004.

Giancarlo Fisichella (ITA) Jordan Honda EJ12, makes a pitstop.
Formula One World Championship, Rd10, British Grand Prix, Silverstone, England., 7 July 2002

2002

Moves back to the Jordan team. Finishes the drivers' championship in 11th position.

Giancarlo Fisichella (ITA) Benetton B201 retired from the race on lap 44 with a broken gearbox. Monaco Grand Prix, Rd 7, Monte-Carlo, Monaco, 27 May 2001. World © Sutton

2001

Third place in the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa is the highlight of his final season with Benetton.

Giancarlo Fisichella (ITA) Benetton Playlife B200, 3rd place Monaco GP, 4 June 2000. World © Sutton

2000

Best year with Benetton - sixth in the drivers' championship after a second place in Brazil and further podiums in Monaco and Canada.

L to R: Alexander Wurz (AUT) Rocco Benetton and Giancarlo Fisichella (ITA), Belgian GP, Spa, 29 August 1999. World © Sutton

1999

Still with Benetton. Finishes second in the Canadian Grand Prix. Ninth in the Drivers' Championship.

Giancarlo Fisichella (ITA) Benetton Playlife B198. Formula One World Championship, Rd1, Australian Grand Prix, Melbourne, Australia, 8 March 1998. World © Sutton

1998

Moves to Benetton, takes two second places and his first career pole. Ninth in the drivers' championship.

Giancarlo Fisichella (ITA) Jordan 197, 2nd place Formula One World Championship, Rd 12, Belgian Grand Prix, Spa Francorchamps, Belgium, 24 August 1997. World © Sutton

1997

Finishes eighth overall in his first full Formula One season and takes second place in the Belgian Grand Prix.

Giancarlo Fisichella (ITA) Minardi Ford M195B. Formula One World Championship, San Marino Grand Prix, Imola, Italy. 5 May 1996. World © Sutton

1996

After testing with Ferrari he makes his Grand Prix debut with Minardi, competing in eight races. Strong performances are enough to win him a contract with Jordan.

Giancarlo Fisichella (ITA) tests the AMG Mercedes C-Klasse. German Touring Car Championship, Vallelunga, Italy, 9-11 January 1995. World © Sutton

1995

Formula One test driver with Minardi. Competes in the German DTM and International Touring Car championships.

Race winner Giancarlo Fisichella (ITA) Dallara 394-Opel. International Formula Three, Monte Carlo, Monaco, 14 May 1994. World © Sutton

1994

Italian Formula Three champion.

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