G Fisichella - Team JORDAN


Date of birth : 14 January 1973
Birthplace : Roma
Marital status : Married to Luna, 1 child
Height : 170 cm
Weight : 75 kg

Wins : 0
Points scored : 82
Number of GP : 107
Pole Position : 1
Podiums : 9
First GP : 1996 (Melbourne)
Best result : 2





P R O F I L E


Giancarlo Fisichella began his Formula1 career with Minardi before moving to Jordan in 1997. A tempestuous partnership with Ralf Schumacher saw a few off track excursions that season, before the bubbly Italian moved to Benetton in 1998 where he consistently proved his worth.

The Italian appeared to be one of Formula Ones rising new stars, but the 99 season didn't turn out the way the young driver had hoped. Finishing the season in ninth with only thirteen points, he was hoping for a turn around in 2000, something that failed to eventuate. 2001 saw him partnered with Jenson Button after his long-term partner, Alexander Wurz was dropped from the team. Team boss Flavio Briatore announced late in 2000 that Giancarlo wouldn't be starting 2002 with the team when it made the switch to Renault and he was true to his word. 

After a dismal year the Italian driver switched places with Jarno Trulli at Jordan where he started 2002 alongside Japanese rising star, Takuma Sato. It wasn't the season he was hoping for and when the Japanese GP came to a close in October, Giancarlo had just seven points to his name, courtesy of three fifth placed finishes and a sixth. Now with Ford power behind the EJ13, the Italian driver is hoping for a much better 2003. 




C A R E E R  H I G H L I G H T S

2002 Placed 11th with 7 Points
2001 Final year with Benetton. Finishes eleventh with eight points in the drivers' championship. He also managed third place at the Belgian GP.
 
2000 Third year with Benetton. Finishes sixth in the drivers' championship with 18 points.
 
1999 Stays with Benetton. Achieved 2nd place at the Canadian Grand Prix, as well as 4th in the season opener in Australia. Season total of 13 points had all been scored by mid-June. Finished 9th in Driver's Championship.
 
1998 Joins Benetton. Two second places and his first Career pole position. 16 points was only enough for 9th in the table, however.
 
1997 Finishes an impressive 8th in his first full season in F1 with 20 points. Finishes second in the Belgium Grand Prix
 
1996 After test driving for Ferrari he makes his Formula One debut with the Minardi Ford team, competing in eight races. His performances earn him a contract with Jordan. Wins the Bologna Supersprint with Benetton
 
1995 Test drives F1 for Minardi. Finishes 2nd in the Motor Show Challenge
 
1994 Italian Formula 3 Champion with 10 victories to his credit
 
1993 Italian Formula 3 Championship - 2nd Pole Position and 2nd in the Monaco Grand Prix
 
1992 Italian Formula 3 Championship - 8th





 

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