Badoer, 39, raced for minardi between 1993 and 1999 and also competed in. Neither badoer nor gene are regarded as frontline drivers. He was ferrari f1s longstanding test and development driver until 2010, a role which, to his great credit, has made him one of the most influential drivers of the 2000. The 38yearold italian has been a ferrari test driver since 1998 and last raced in 1999, for minardi. Page 1 of 6 luca badoer the slowest scuderia ferrari driver in history posted in racing comments archive. With michael schumachers disappointing but clearly. Ferrari test driver luca badoer will be able to familiarise himself behind the wheel of one of the teams f60s ahead of his return to formula 1 next weekend, when he drives the car for promotional.
A sensible choice youd think, but it wasnt marc gene whod successfully subbed for williams in 2003 and 2004 who got the nod, it was 38yearold luca badoer, someone who hadnt driven an f1 car since the end of 2008 and hadnt competed in a grand prix since the previous century. Luca badoer is a popular race car driver from italy. London reuters ferraris italian test driver luca badoer is standing down after years with the formula one team, ferrari said on wednesday. Luca badoer, test driver, scuderia ferrari, crashed in. Badoer went on to assure the gathered press that he would be continuing in his role as an official scuderia ferrari marlboro test driver, thus ending speculation that he wanted to leave and take up a place as an official driver in another team. Ferrari f1 driver kimi raikkonen of finland, ferrari test. On 6th february 2003, scuderia ferrari announced that felipe massa would be one of its official test drivers for that season, alongside luca badoer. Unlike michael schumacher a couple of weeks ago, ferraris test driver luca badoer will be allowed to testdrive the ferrari f60 for a couple of days at the fiorano circuit. While luca is a sympathetic chap, who is part of the ferrari family, his showing at the valencia qualifying has been appalling. Benuzzi was one of the olympic torch bearer at the maranello leg for the winter olympics, handing it to fellow test driver, luca badoer. Veteran ferrari test driver, luca badoer was on track again yesterday tuesday carrying out a shakedown of some electronic solutions that the. Maranello, italy ferrari test driver luca badoer will be out of action for two weeks because of the neck injuries he received in a spectacular crash during formula one trials in.
Luca badoer racing comments archive the autosport forums. Italian ferrari formula one test driver luca badoer holds the olympic torch. Luca badoer born 25 january 1971 is an italian former racing driver. I made a clip about luca badoer, a driver who has a great role in ferraris victories but that had a difficult carer in f1, because of unlucky. But he was the ferrari test driver for 9 continuous years leading up to his race seat. Pirelli supplied special tyres for badoers exhibition run, fitting 4. Felipe massa joins as scuderia testdriver scuderia ferrari. Even jacques villeneuve would have done better than being 1 12 secs behind the. Ferrari have reacted quickly to the news michael schumacher will not race at the european grand prix by naming test driver luca badoer as his replacement.
Luca badoer born 25 january 1971 in montebelluna, veneto, italy is a retired formula one driver who drove for lola, forti and minardi as well as testing and starting two races for ferrari between 1993 to 2010. The italian spent the day working on electronics with the f2001. He recorded fifty formula 1 starts in a career, not scoring a single point. He was ferrari s test driver throughout the teams unprecedented success in the early 2000s but a somewhat sentimental opportunity to race for the team in 2009 proved to be a disaster. New rules will force ferrari to replace felipe massa with. Ferrari has been eager to find a better replacement for the injured felipe massa after longtime test driver badoer qualified last and finished no better than 14th in his first two races. Luca badoer has raced in more grands prix 50 without scoring a championship point than anyone else. Luca badoer born 25 jan 1971 montebelluna, treviso. Luca badoer was 20th and 18th in practice for ferrari at valencia today. In agreement with stefano domenicali, we have therefore decided to give luca badoer the chance to race for the scuderia after he has put in so many years of hard work as a test driver.
Ferrari test driver luca badoer was in action today at the fiorano circuit in italy. Luca badoer will reportedly leave ferrari f1 team before the official start of the 2011 season, after a 10year tenure as test driver of the prancing horse. Luca badoer and marc gene will remain test drivers at ferrari in 2010, it emerged on the day of the launch of the italian teams 2010 car. He also became a test driver for ferrari, but was snubbed by the team when it needed a substitute driver to take the place of. In addition to his racing duties, badoer was one of the active test and reserve drivers for ferrari from 1998 to 2010 and in 2009 stood in for ferraris regular race driver felipe massa at the european grand prix and the belgian grand prix after the brazilian was injured during qualifying for the hungarian grand prix and his original replacement, michae. In addition to his racing duties, badoer was one of the active test and reserve drivers for ferrari from 1998 to 2010 and in 2009 stood in for ferraris regular race driver felipe massa at the european grand prix and the belgian. Forget the cruel jokes, ferrari must stick with luca badoer at least. Heres a flashback to our exclusive 2004 interview, providing an insight into the man himself. Badoer has raced for the scuderia italia, minardi, forti corse and most recently, ferrari teams. While driving for gbf, badoer was hired as scuderia ferraris test driver, a role he maintained until 2010. Luca badoer is leaving ferrari after a long tenure as test driver. Luca badoer the slowest scuderia ferrari driver in. Ferrari has subsequently announced its test driver luca badoer will stand in for massa for the next event at valencia. Veteran ferrari test driver luca badoer will stand in for felipe massa at this weekends grand prix.
Ferrari selected four of what it considered italys best driving talent and invited them to conduct a oneday test at their private test track in fiorano. While schumacher was taking all the glory on the track, badoer spent hours and hours pounding around the fiorano test track, covering thousands of miles and helping develop the cars, helping contribute to the teams incredible success. The work on ferraris new hyper car, allegedly called the f70, is going well. Holds the record for most gps without points, which was increased after a very unhappy spell as a standin for felipe massa in 2009, a return to formula 1 after 10 years. After 12 years as a ferrari test driver, luca badoer must surely have thought he would never get to race one of the scarlet works of art. Luca badoer was the surprise replacement for the injured felipe massa. Remembering luca badoers disastrous ferrari comeback. The latest batch of spyshots show the car on the factory floor, getting ready for a test drive, or rather a track test, with former f1 driver and current ferrari test driver luca badoer at the wheel. The almost 40yearold italian has been in the role since the late 90s, and according to autosprint magazine he accumulated more.
When closing a career, he held a record of most f1 grand prix starts without scoring points. Luca badoer was a mediocre formula one driver who later became the test driver for the legendary ferrari team. Once forti vanished badoer was without an f1 seat for the next two years before finally making a return with minardi. The diminutive brazilian then handed over the f2008 to luca badoer to carry on proceedings for the afternoon. Luca badoer, a man who never had a real chance youtube. Learn about lucas life, zodiac sign, birthday, real bio, and interesting facts here. Ferraris test driver luca badoer standing down after. Luca started out in kart racing and in 1985 where he won the italian karting championship. But the ferrari driver insisted he was not worried about his performance. Ferrari f1 driver kimi raikkonen r of finland, ferrari test driver luca badoer l and brazilian felipe massa during the wrooom, f1 and motogp press ski meeting ducati and ferrari annual media gathering in madonna di campiglio on january 16, 2009.
Photo by xpb images on october 20th, 2011 at european gp. A limit on testing in formula one in 2007 and 2008 had restricted his involvement. Ferraris italian test driver luca badoer is standing down after years with the formula one team. Luca badoer lights up the red hot disc brakes driving the minardi scuderia italia. Former ferrari f1 test driver luca badoer has revealed he visits his friend michael schumacher on a regular basis. Photo by xpb images on september 26th, 2011 at belgian gp. He is the the most experienced driver in f1 to have never scored a world championship point.
With michael schumachers disappointing but clearly necessary decision to abandon his comeback for the european grand prix in valencia because of a neck injury, loyal badoer is rewarded with a drive in the latest f60 f1 car. Luca badoer, test driver, scuderia ferrari, crashed in qualifying. Ferrari test driver luca badoer has been taken to the jerez circuits medical centre following a huge accident on the second morning of testing. The drivers invited were luca badoer, giancarlo fisichella, pierluigi martini and. Outgoing ferrari test driver luca badoer drove an f60 in a special livery on ice as their wrooom media event came to a close. Badoers farewell run in a ferrari f60 on ice racefans. Badoer, gene, stay as ferrari test drivers video luca badoer and marc gene will remain test drivers at ferrari in 2010, it emerged on the day of the launch of the italian teams 2010 car.
During his career, badoer entered 58 f1 races, starting 50, but failed to score any points. He also became a test driver for ferrari, but was snubbed by the team when it needed a substitute driver to take the place of michael schumacher after he was injured at silverstone. Hes the negative recordman of gp disputated without. Remembering luca badoers disastrous ferrari comeback wtf1. In this season he was approached by the ferrari f1 team proposing him to join the team as their f1 test and reserve driver, a role badoer accepted. In the end ferrari went with neither of those options and instead opted to pick one of its own test drivers. But ultimately, ask the casual f1 fan about badoer and the responses will not be great. Ferrari italian test driver luca badoer waves to photographers as he arrives, on august 17, 2009, at the fiorano track at the ferrari headquarter of maranello to test the ferrari f60 car. Bbc sport motorsport formula 1 schumacher calls off. Badoer is 38 and has been a ferrari test driver for 12 years prior to which he raced unsuccessfully for minardi in formula one. F1 news drivers positive about the new 248 f1 ferrari. Ferraris test driver luca badoer right discusses what went wrong in valencia with michael schumacher photo. Browse through our highres professional motorsports photography. I pity him, as it must be devastating for him to see how slow he is.
He was ferraris test driver throughout the teams unprecedented success in the early 2000s but a somewhat sentimental opportunity to race for the team in 2009 proved to be a disaster. Januar 1971 in montebelluna ist ein ehemaliger italienischer. In 1989 luca made is debut in f3 and he won his first race in the series in 1990. Badoer was something of an unsung hero of the dominant ferrari team of the early 2000s. Meanwhile fernando alonso won the kart and fiat 500 races on the ice. Luca badoer, test driver, scuderia ferrari at european gp. Schumacher aggravated a neck injury, suffered in a bike accident in february, whilst trying out a 2007 f1 car as he set about making his comeback. Speedy ferrari replace crocked schumacher with test driver. Veteran ferrari test driver luca badoer will now stand in for massa. Circumstances would finally give him the chance to drive a ferrari in an f1 race.1111 1157 130 270 236 994 926 675 977 1150 210 783 401 1048 950 466 916 613 1044 411 512 40 642 1569 727 1229 621 1267 1410 150 591 968