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Enrique Bernoldi Biography, Wiki, Height, Weight, Racing Career & More

Enrique Bernoldi: Enrique Antônio Langue e Silvério de Bernoldi is a Brazilian professional racing driver who raced for the Arrows Formula One team in 2001 and 2002 and British American Racing from 2004 to 2006.

Enrique Bernoldi Biography

Enrique Bernoldi Biography: Bernoldi was born in Curitiba, Paraná, on October 19, 1978. He wanted to be a jockey because he enjoyed horses, but for his seventh birthday, his parents gave him a go-kart. Bernoldi was inspired to drive after seeing fellow Brazilians Nelson Piquet and Ayrton Senna. He began karting at the age of nine and went on to win numerous regional and national titles. Bernoldi won the Brazilian Paulista Kart Championship every year between 1989 and 1991 and the Brazilian Kart Championship in 1990 and 1991. He won the 1992 Paulista Kart Championship in Brazil, the 1993 South American Kart Championship, and the 1993 Pan-American Kart Championship.

Enrique Bernoldi Biography

Enrique Bernoldi Wiki

NameEnrique Bernoldi
Date Of BirthOctober 19, 1978
Birth PlaceCuritiba, Brazil
Height1.78 m
Zodiac SignLibra
ProfessionRacing Driver
Net WorthN/A
Car CollectionN/A

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Enrique Bernoldi Career

During the 2001 season, while driving the A22-Asiatech car for the Arrows team, Bernoldi performed superbly, occasionally tying his more experienced teammate Jos Verstappen in qualifying but performing less well than Verstappen during races. However, he gained fame for his efforts at the Monaco Grand Prix, where had held up the much faster McLaren car of David Coulthard for 35 laps; after a botched start, Coulthard was struggling his way through the field, only to be held up by the Arrows, prompting angry responses from Coulthard and McLaren team principal Ron Dennis.

Enrique Bernoldi Biography

Bernoldi was defended by his team’s manager, Tom Walkinshaw, who also responded to McLaren. Due to the car’s unreliable engine and Bernoldi’s driver errors, he failed to score any points in 2001, with ten retirements from 17 starts and a best finish of eighth at the German Grand Prix. By the end of the season, he had improved his driving, but he had yet to contribute to enhancing the car’s technical aspects. Bernoldi finished the season with no World Drivers Championship points.

Bernoldi finished sixth in the World Series by Nissan in his maiden season, winning two races. He also took part in an Alfa Romeo “mega test” with the possibility of driving for the team in the 2004 European Touring Car Championship. Despite this challenge, he remained in the World Series in 2004, finishing third overall with two more wins. In mid-2004, he was chosen as a BAR test driver, doing two tests at the Circuito de Jerez in Spain to save the average BAR driver from making multiple long-distance excursions.

After these sessions, he stayed with the team and tested BAR’s “Concept Car.” He remained BAR’s test driver in 2005 but began looking for alternatives in 2006, taking part in fewer tests for the now-renamed Honda Racing F1 Team – though he remained an official test driver. Although he impressed during a trial for Rocketsports in Champ Car, his only race in 2006 was in Argentina’s TC 2000 series. Bernoldi raced in the Stock Car Brasil in 2007, competing in 11 of the 12 races and finishing 13th in the championship, with two podium places.

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