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Jean Alesi (ay-LAY-see; born Giovanni Alesi on June 11th 1964 in Avignon, Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France) is a former French Formula One driver who competed in the sport from 1989 until 2001. Despite credited as one of the fastest drivers of his generation, Alesi was only able to secure a solitary win at the 1995 Canadian Grand Prix whilst driving for Ferrari.

Formula One CareerEdit

Pre-Formula OneEdit

Alesi was a title contender to fellow Frenchman Érik Comas in the International Formula 3000 in 1989. Alesi eventually won the title, as he had 3 wins compared to Comas' 2.

1989Edit

Alesi made his Formula One début at the 1989 French Grand Prix for Tyrrell, which was also his home race. He qualified 16th and went on to finish 4th in the race. The team's manager, Ken Tyrrell was very impressed that he gave Alesi an 18-month contract. He drove for the rest of the 1989 season while continuing to drive for Formula 3000. When F3000 clashed with Formula One, the seat was taken by Johnny Herbert.

1990Edit

Alesi's 1990 season was his first full year in Formula One. At the season-opening 1990 United States Grand Prix, he led for 34 laps, but would eventually finish 2nd and behind McLaren's Ayrton Senna. He finished 6th at San Marino and then got another podium at Monaco, finishing second. However, Alesi could not manage to score any further points, finishing 9th with 13 points.

1991Edit

Alesi signed a contract with Williams F1 for the 1991 season, but he instead decided to sign for Scuderia Ferrari, fulfilling his childhood dream of driving for the team.

However, he could not win a race due to the season for Ferrari being unsuccessful. He could only manage a total of 3 podium finishes.

1992Edit

1993Edit

1994Edit

Alesi started the 1994 season by finishing third in the season-opening Brazilian Grand Prix. However, he missed the Pacific and San Marino Grands Prix due to a back injury suffered from a testing accident at Mugello Circuit. He was replaced by Nicola Larini.

He set pole position for the Italian Grand Prix, but a disasterous gearbox failure ended his chances of winning. In anger, he drove back to his hometown Avignon at over 200 km/h. He retired five times from Germany to Portugal, but the streak ended in the Japanese Grand Prix, battling with Williams' Nigel Mansell for the final podium spot.

1995Edit

At the 1995 Canadian Grand Prix, Alesi won his first and only Grand Prix, ahead of both Jordan drivers Rubens Barrichello and Eddie Irvine.

Alesi was close to win at Nürburgring, but due to low fuel and traffic troubles, he was beaten by Michael Schumacher from Benetton to the finish line.

Alesi's final race for Ferrari was at the Australian Grand Prix, which he retired from the race by crashing into Michael Schumacher.

1996Edit

With Schumacher moving to Ferrari for 1996, he moved to Benetton along with his teammate Gerhard Berger.

1997Edit

1998Edit

1999Edit

2000Edit

2001Edit

Helmet DesignEdit

As a tribute for his fellow driver, Alesi wore a helmet that matched that of the late Elio de Angelis.

Formula One Statistical OverviewEdit

Formula One RecordEdit

Year Entrant Team Pts WDC Pos. Report
1989 United Kingdom Tyrrell Racing Organisation Tyrrell-Cosworth 8 9th Report
1990 United Kingdom Tyrrell Racing Organisation Tyrrell-Cosworth 13 9th Report
1991 Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA Ferrari 21 7th Report
1992 Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA Ferrari 18 7th Report
1993 Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 16 6th Report
1994 Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 24 5th Report
1995 Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 42 5th Report
1996 Italy Mild Seven Benetton Renault Benetton-Renault 47 4th Report
1997 Italy Mild Seven Benetton Renault Benetton-Renault 36 4th Report
1998 Switzerland Red Bull Sauber Petronas Sauber-Petronas 9 11th Report
1999 Switzerland Red Bull Sauber Petronas Sauber-Petronas 2 16th Report
2000 France Gauloises Prost Peugeot Prost-Peugeot 0 22nd Report
2001 France Prost Acer Prost-Acer 5 15th Report
Ireland B&H Jordan Honda Jordan-Honda
2002 United Kingdom West McLaren Mercedes McLaren-Mercedes Test Driver

Career StatisticsEdit

Entries 202
Starts 201
Pole Positions 2
Front Row Starts 10
Race Wins 1
Podiums 32
Fastest laps 4
Points 241
Laps Raced 9645
Distance Raced 45301.932 km
Races Led 19
Laps Led 265
Distance Led 1285.221 km

Race WinsEdit

Win Number Grand Prix
1 1995 Canadian Grand Prix

Career ResultsEdit

Complete Formula One results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Pts Pos
1989 Flag of Brazil Flag of San Marino Flag of Monaco Flag of Mexico Flag of the United States Flag of Canada Flag of France Flag of Great Britain Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Portugal Flag of Spain Flag of Japan Flag of Australia 8 9th
4th Ret 10th 9th 5th 4th Ret Ret
1990 Flag of the United States Flag of Brazil Flag of San Marino Flag of Monaco Flag of Canada Flag of Mexico Flag of France Flag of Great Britain Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Portugal Flag of Spain Flag of Japan Flag of Australia 13 9th
2nd 7th 6th 2nd Ret 7th Ret 8th 11th Ret 8th Ret 8th Ret DNS 8th
1991 Flag of the United States Flag of Brazil Flag of San Marino Flag of Monaco Flag of Canada Flag of Mexico Flag of France Flag of Great Britain Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Portugal Flag of Spain Flag of Japan Flag of Australia 21 7th
12th 6th Ret 3rd Ret Ret 4th Ret 3rd 5th Ret Ret 3rd 4th Ret Ret
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1992 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 Flag of Mexico Flag of Brazil Flag of Spain Flag of San Marino Flag of Monaco Flag of Canada Flag of France Flag of Great Britain Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Portugal Flag of Japan Flag of Australia 18 7th
Ret Ret 4th 3rd Ret Ret 3rd Ret Ret 5th Ret Ret Ret Ret 5th 4th
1993 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 Flag of Brazil Flag of Europe Flag of San Marino Flag of Spain Flag of Monaco Flag of Canada Flag of France Flag of Great Britain Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Portugal Flag of Japan Flag of Australia 16 6th
Ret 8th Ret Ret Ret 3rd Ret Ret 9th 7th Ret Ret 2nd 4th Ret 4th
1994 Flag of Brazil Flag of the Pacific Community Flag of San Marino Flag of Monaco Flag of Spain Flag of Canada Flag of France Flag of Great Britain Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Portugal Flag of Europe Flag of Japan Flag of Australia 24 5th
3rd INJ INJ 5th 4th 3rd Ret 2nd Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 10th 3rd 6th
1995 Flag of Brazil Flag of Argentina Flag of San Marino Flag of Spain Flag of Monaco Flag of Canada Flag of France Flag of Great Britain Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Portugal Flag of Europe Flag of the Pacific Community Flag of Japan Flag of Australia 42 5th
5th 2nd 2nd Ret Ret 1st 5th 2nd Ret Ret Ret Ret 5th 2nd 5th Ret Ret
1996 Flag of Australia Flag of Brazil Flag of Argentina Flag of Europe Flag of San Marino Flag of Monaco Flag of Spain Flag of Canada Flag of France Flag of Great Britain Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Portugal Flag of Japan 47 4th
Ret 2nd 3rd Ret 6th Ret 2nd 3rd 3rd Ret 2nd 3rd 4th 2nd 4th Ret
1997 Flag of Australia Flag of Brazil Flag of Argentina Flag of San Marino Flag of Monaco Flag of Spain Flag of Canada Flag of France Flag of Great Britain Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Austria Flag of Luxembourg Flag of Japan Flag of Europe 36 4th
Ret 6th 7th 5th Ret 3rd 2nd 5th 2nd 6th 11th 8th 2nd Ret 2nd 5th 13th
1998 Flag of Australia Flag of Brazil Flag of Argentina Flag of San Marino Flag of Spain Flag of Monaco Flag of Canada Flag of France Flag of Great Britain Flag of Austria Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Luxembourg Flag of Japan 9 11th
Ret 9th 5th 6th 10th 12th Ret 7th Ret Ret 10th 7th 3rd 5th 10th 7th
1999 Flag of Australia Flag of Brazil Flag of San Marino Flag of Monaco Flag of Spain Flag of Canada Flag of France Flag of Great Britain Flag of Austria Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Europe Flag of Malaysia Flag of Japan 2 16th
Ret Ret 6th Ret Ret Ret Ret 14th Ret 8th 16th 9th 9th Ret 7th 6th


2000 Flag of Australia Flag of Brazil Flag of San Marino Flag of Great Britain Flag of Spain Flag of Europe Flag of Monaco Flag of Canada Flag of France Flag of Austria Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of the United States Flag of Japan Flag of Malaysia 0 22nd
Ret Ret Ret 10th Ret 9th Ret Ret 14th Ret Ret Ret Ret 12th Ret Ret 11th
2001 Flag of Australia Flag of Malaysia Flag of Brazil Flag of San Marino Flag of Spain Flag of Austria Flag of Monaco Flag of Canada Flag of Europe Flag of France Flag of Great Britain Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of the United States Flag of Japan 5 15th
9th 9th 8th 9th 10th 10th 6th 5th 15th 12th 11th 6th 10th 6th 8th 7th Ret


Key
Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
1stWinner Ret Retired
2ndPodium finish DSQ Disqualified
3rd DNQ Did not qualify
5thPoints finish DNPQ Did not pre-qualify
14thNon-points finish TD Test driver
NCNon-classified finish (<90% race distance) DNS Did not start
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NotesEdit

  1. Race stopped after 14/81 Laps. Half points awarded

QuotesEdit

"He led at Phoenix and eventually finished second. Now he has the radical new Tyrrell which has been impressive in testing, but still relies on the venerable Cosworth horsepower." - Andrew Marriott. Eurosport. 1990 San Marino Grand Prix Build-Up.

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