Giancarlo Fisichella Biography: Giancarlo Fisichella, often known as Fisico, Giano, or Fisi, is a professional racing driver from Italy who also serves as the captain of the official Nazionale Piloti association football side. He has raced for Minardi, Jordan, Benetton, Sauber, Renault, Force India, and Ferrari in Formula One.
Giancarlo Fisichella Biography
Giancarlo Fisichella Biography: Giancarlo Fisichella was born on 14 January 1973 in Rome, Italy. He began karting as a youngster on the Guidonia Kart circuit. He raced for the RC Motorsport team in the Italian Formula Three Championship in 1992. In 1993, he finished second, and in 1994, he won the championship after victories in Monaco and Macau. In 1995 and 1996, he took a temporary break from open-wheel racing to drive for Alfa Romeo in the International Touring Car Championship.
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|Date Of Birth||14 January 1973|
|Birth Place||Rome, Italy|
|Net Worth||$5 Million|
Giancarlo Fisichella Personal Life
Fisichella wedded Luna Castellani on 10 October 2009. Their children are Carlotta, Christopher, and Carolina.
Giancarlo Fisichella Career
After being the official test driver the previous season, he made his Formula One debut for the Minardi team in 1996. However, he did not finish the season because Minardi needed a driver to bring financing to the team and replaced Fisichella with Giovanni Lavaggi.
In 1997, he joined Eddie Jordan’s eponymous team, where he raced with Michael Schumacher’s brother Ralf, himself a former Formula Nippon champion. Fisichella earned his first podium finish at the 1997 Canadian Grand Prix and finished ahead of his teammate in the points standings. At Hockenheim, Fisichella appeared to be on his way to victory, but a puncture and the performance of an on-form Gerhard Berger deprived him of the success. Fisichella demonstrated his talent again at the rain-soaked Belgian Grand Prix, finishing an acceptable second behind Michael Schumacher. Following this race, he was signed by the Benetton team for 1998.
Unsatisfied with the Jordan team’s performance, Fisichella went to Sauber in 2004, hoping for better results and to use the team as a means of gaining access to and driving for 2003 World Champions Ferrari, who supplied re-badged engines to the Sauber team. Fisichella went effectively during the season, easily surpassing teammate Felipe Massa for much of the season (22 championship points to Massa’s 12).
On September 3, 2009, Fisichella signed a deal with Ferrari to drive for the balance of the 2009 season and as a reserve driver for 2010. He had not, however, ruled out racing for another team in 2010, noting that “if there is a good option to find another seat in another team, it would be good.” He took over for the injured Felipe Massa for the balance of the 2009 season, beginning with the Italian Grand Prix.
Fisichella remained Ferrari’s reserve driver in 2010, although he desired to race for a different team. He confessed that Sauber was a good option and that he was closely associated with the team, but his chances of driving for Sauber in 2010 were dashed when Pedro de la Rosa was announced as the team’s second driver. He was also rumored to return to Force India, although the team only confirmed former teammate Adrian Sutil and fellow Italian Vitantonio Liuzzi. As a result, he joined fellow Italian Luca Badoer, Spaniard Marc Gené, Frenchman Jules Bianchi, & Italian MotoGP rider Valentino Rossi as a Ferrari test driver for 2010.
Jules Bianchi took over as Ferrari test driver ahead of the 2011 season, replacing Fisichella, Luca Badoer, and Marc Gené after 2010. He remains a member of the Italian team, and in January 2011, he attended their annual ‘Wroom’ media event in Madonna di Campiglio.