Pierluigi Martini F1 driver biography | RaceFans


Born today in 1961: Pierluigi Martini

• Made his #F1 debut at Toleman after the team benched Ayrton Senna
• Only driver to lead a race or start from the front row in a Minardi
• Won Le Mans in 1999 (the one where the Mercedes kept flipping)


Pierluigi Martini spent almost every season of a Formula 1 career which spanned more than a decade driving for tail-end team Minardi. This rarely afforded him the opportunity to demonstrate his potential, which he eventually did at the wheel of the 1999 Le Mans 24 Hours-winning BMW V12 LMR. Having w…

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