However, due to the sheer incapability of the T97/30, both he and his former F3000 team-mate Ricardo Rosset were well outside the 107% rule and failed to qualify. The team quit two races into the season after their support from main sponsor MasterCard was withdrawn.
Sospiri became the 77th and most recent driver never to qualify for a Grand Prix.
Formula One Statistical OverviewEdit
Formula One RecordEdit
|Year||Entrant||Team||WDC Points||WDC Pos.|
|1997||MasterCard Lola F1 Team||Lola-Ford||0||NC|
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|3rd||DNQ||Did not qualify|
|5th||Points finish||DNPQ||Did not pre-qualify|
|14th||Non-points finish||TD||Test driver|
|NC||Non-classified finish (<90% race distance)||DNS||Did not start|
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