Andrea Montermini Biography: Andrea Montermini is a racing driver from Italy who spent three years in Formula One in the mid-1990s, driving for the three weakest teams in the world, Simtek, Pacific, and Forti. Montermini failed to score a single point, which was unsurprising given his drives.
Andrea Montermini Biography
Andrea Montermini Biography: Andrea Montermini was born on 30 May 1964 in Sassuolo, Italy. In 1989, he raced in Formula 3, finishing second in the Monaco GP support race and fourth in the Italian F3 Championship. He advanced to Formula 3000, where he raced for three seasons before finishing second in 1992, winning three events while driving for the Il Barone Rampante team.
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|Date Of Birth||30 May 1964|
|Birth Place||Sassuolo, Italy|
|Height||5 feet 2 inch|
Andrea Montermini Career
He competed in 29 Formula One Grands Prix, making his debut on May 29, 1994, for Simtek after Roland Ratzenberger was killed during qualifying for the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix. Montermini was involved in a severe accident during practice for the 1994 Spanish Grand Prix, fracturing his left and right feet. He returned to Formula One the following year with the Pacific Grand Prix team and drove for Forti in 1996 alongside colleague Luca Badoer until the team ceased activities. Montermini was hired as a test driver for the MasterCard Lola team for the 1997 season, but the team folded after just one race. He did not earn any points during his Formula One career.
In 1993, 1994, and 1999, he participated in the American Champ Car series. In his rookie season, he finished fourth at Detroit while driving for the underfunded Euromotorsport team. In Gurney’s final year as team proprietor, he competed in a few races for Dan Gurney in 1999. When others, including Alex Barron, Gualter Salles, and Raul Boesel, were replaced, he achieved his highest finish in Vancouver, placing eleventh.
He participated in the 2001 24 Hours of Daytona but has primarily competed in the FIA GT Championship, mostly driving Ferraris. He has achieved two class victories and four additional class podiums. In 2006, he occasionally competed alongside Jarek Janis and Sascha Bert in a Zakspeed-owned Saleen. In 2007, he won the International GT Open’s GTA class while driving a Ferrari 430 for Scuderia Playteam alongside co-champion Michele Maceratesi. The following year, he and Maceratesi became overall champions. In 2013, he claimed his second overall championship.