This page was last edited on 17 June , at Nicola Larini Larini in He also started in Italian Formula Three the same season. The F1 test driver turned wild jaguar lifesaver After getting very closely but ultimately failing to reach the highest level of single-seater motorsport, Mario Haberfeld returned to his home nation and made his other great passion his life’s work – saving endangered wild jaguars F1. He remained a star of touring car racing throughout the late s and early s, finally leaving Alfa to join Chevrolet in the new World Touring Car series in

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Nicola Larini Larini in He was fired after Monaco which confined him to touring cars again. Special feature Motorsport’s greatest imposters. He finished second in the San Marino Grand Prix on a substitute outing for Ferraribut only scored points once more in his career.

The following year he won races, and in took the championship from his more fancied teammate, Marco Apicella. WEC’s hypercar vision needs less talk and more action Manufacturers have spoken positively about the World Endurance Championship’s hypercar concept, but that’s not nearly enough – the series desperately needs them to step forward and commit to show it has a bright future after all WEC. Born in Lido di CamaioreTuscanyLarini began car racing in Formula Italia inthen moved up to Formula Abarth inplacing third overall.

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As an Alfa Romeo driver he at last was given the opportunity to show his real, quite formidable talent, which made a lot of people wonder why F1 team bosses had managed to overlook him all those years. It is hard to know quite why Nicola Larini’s F1 career fell apart in the early Nineties, though the man himself blamed his own belief in the promises heaped upon him by the nascent and short-lived Lambo Modena team.

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When Peter Sauber ‘s team signed to use Ferrari -derived powerplants for he gained fresh impetus, but despite finishing sixth on his comeback in Australia it was a disappointing partnership that lasted only five races. Views Read Edit View history.

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Ex-F1 racers Nicola Larini and Alex Caffi join Bentley GT effort

It was with the little Osella Equipe in and 89 that he really impressed, running as high as third in the rainy Canadian GP in the latter year before his car quit. Larini’s rapid ascendancy in motorsport continued when Coloni entered the final two European rounds of the Formula One season. The Formula One season saw a move up the grid to the Ligier team, but the well-funded French team were at a creative dead-end and the car was a distinct midfielder. Larini then moved to the new Modena team for the seasononce again having to face pre-qualifying.

For his efforts he was paid back three times by Ferrari, first when replacing the fired Ivan Capelli at the end of It would be his best-ever F1 result.

On November 21,he announced that he is quitting his professional racing driver career, but will not stop racing completely. Italian Formula Three Championship Champion Vergne stays with G-Drive for endurance races Other.