Drivers

Gianni Morbidelli

FIVE FACTS

Significant success: One of Italy’s top drivers, Morbidelli enjoyed significant success in single-seater racing both at home and beyond. He took an F3 title double in 1989 and was a winner in International Formula 3000 the following season.

Grand prix veteran: Morbidelli started 67 grands prix over six seasons. He achieved a podium high with third place for Footwork in Australia in 1995.

Touring car times: With his F1 career at an end, Morbidelli switched to touring cars, initially in the British championship before a move to the European championship netted the title in 2000.

Superstar: Morbidelli won the Superstars Series in Italy in 2009 and 2013 before moving to the TCR International Series in 2015 – claiming six victories – following a race-winning stint in the WTCC in 2014.

Did you know? Alain Prost’s acrimonious split from Ferrari ahead of the 1990 Australian Grand Prix gifted Morbidelli a dream move to the Scuderia for the season closer. He made the most of the opportunity with his first top-six in F1. However, because the race didn’t run to full distance, Morbidelli had to make do with half a point.