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Mauro Baldi (born 31 January 1954 in Reggio Emilia, RE, Emilia-Romagna, Italy) is an Italian former racing driver who spent four seasons in Formula One from 1982 to 1985, scoring five points. He is also a winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, taking the checkered flag in 1994.

Baldi started out in rallying in 1972, turning to circuit racing in 1975. Eventually, in 1981, he become European Formula Three Champion, and earned himself a full time F1 drive for 1982 with Arrows, scoring two sixth places. Moving to Alfa Romeo for 1983, Baldi scored two more points, a fifth and a sixth, but it wasn't enough to retain his seat for 1984. Baldi joined the underfunded Spirit team, and drove until Huub Rothengatter showed up with more money, until Rothengatter's money ran out and the Italian regained the seat. The team soldiered on for three races in 1985, with Baldi in the driver's seat, before the team was folded. After a few other attempts, he later made a minor return as a backer and test driver for Lambo.

Baldi ventured into sportscars, making thirteen Le Mans appearances from 1984 to 2000, finishing in the overall top three four times, including victory in 1994 alongside former F1 driver Yannick Dalmas and American Hurley Haywood. Earlier, he had won the 1990 World Sportscar Championship, with Jean-Louis Schlesser. He also won the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring, both in 1998.

Formula One CareerEdit

Formula One Statistical OverviewEdit

Formula One RecordEdit

Year Entrant Team WDC Points WDC Pos. Report
1981 Marlboro Team Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo Did not race
1982 Arrows Racing Team Arrows-Ford Cosworth 2 25th Report
1983 Marlboro Team Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo 3 16th Report
1984 Spirit Racing Spirit-Hart 0 NC Report
1985 Spirit Enterprise Ltd Spirit-Hart 0 NC Report
1986 Swedish Ekström F1 Ekström-Motori Moderni Did not race
1987 Motor Racing Developments Ltd Brabham-BMW Did not race
1991 Modena Team SpA Lambo-Lamborghini Test driver

Career StatisticsEdit

Entries 44
Starts 36
Pole Positions 0
Front Row Starts 0
Race Wins 0
Podiums 0
Fastest laps 0
Points 5
Laps Raced 1489
Distance Raced 6726 km
Races Led 0
Laps Led 0
Distance Led 0 km

Career ResultsEdit

Complete Formula One results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Pts Pos
1981 Flag of the United States Flag of Brazil Flag of Argentina Flag of San Marino Flag of Belgium Flag of Monaco Flag of Spain Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Austria Flag of the Netherlands Flag of Italy Flag of Canada Flag of the United States 0 NC
DNA
1982 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 Flag of Brazil Flag of the United States Flag of San Marino Flag of Belgium Flag of Monaco Flag of the United States Flag of Canada Flag of the Netherlands Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of France Flag of Germany Flag of Austria Flag of Switzerland Flag of Italy Flag of the United States 2 25th
DNQ 10th DNQ NC DNQ Ret 8th 6th 9th Ret Ret 6th DNQ 12th 11th
1983 Flag of Brazil Flag of the United States Flag of France Flag of San Marino Flag of Monaco Flag of Belgium Flag of the United States Flag of Canada Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Austria Flag of the Netherlands Flag of Italy Flag of Europe Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 3 16th
Ret Ret Ret 10th 6th Ret 12th 10th 7th Ret Ret 5th Ret Ret Ret
1984 Flag of Brazil Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 Flag of Belgium Flag of San Marino Flag of France Flag of Monaco Flag of Canada Flag of the United States Flag of the United States Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Austria Flag of the Netherlands Flag of Italy Flag of Europe Flag of Portugal 0 NC
Ret 8th Ret 8th Ret DNQ
[3]
8th 15th
1985 Flag of Brazil Flag of Portugal Flag of San Marino Flag of Monaco Flag of Canada Flag of the United States Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Austria Flag of the Netherlands Flag of Italy Flag of Belgium Flag of Europe Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 Flag of Australia 0 NC
Ret Ret Ret
1986 Flag of Brazil Flag of Spain Flag of San Marino Flag of Monaco Flag of Belgium Flag of Canada Flag of the United States Flag of France Flag of Great Britain Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Austria Flag of Italy Flag of Portugal Flag of Mexico Flag of Australia 0 NC
DNA
1987 Flag of Brazil Flag of San Marino Flag of Belgium Flag of Monaco Flag of the United States Flag of France Flag of Great Britain Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Austria Flag of Italy Flag of Portugal Flag of Spain Flag of Mexico Flag of Japan Flag of Australia 0 NC
DNP


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. Was entered for the 1981 Italian Grand Prix, but was not present
  2. Was entered for two races after this (the 1986 San Marino Grand Prix and the 1987 Brazilian Grand Prix) but was not present for either of these
  3. Race stopped after 31/76 Laps. Half points awarded

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