Teo Fabi

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Teo Fabi
Teo Fabi in the Toleman TG185 1985
Nation: ItalyItaly Italy
Formula 1 world championship
First start: 1982 San Marino Grand Prix
Last start: 1987 Australian Grand Prix
1982 Toleman  • 1984  Brabham  • 1985 Toleman  • 1986–1987 Benetton
World Cup balance: World Cup ninth ( 1987 )
Starts Victories Poles SR
64 - 3 2
World Cup points : 23
Podiums : 2
Leadership laps : -
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Teodorico "Teo" Fabi (born March 9, 1955 in Milan ) is a former Italian ski racer and automobile racing driver . Between 1982 and 1987 he competed in 64 Grand Prix races in Formula 1 , and later in sports car races .



Before his motorsport career, Teo Fabi competed in ski races . As a teenager, he took the early 1970s to two Alpine World Championships the FIS part. For Brazil he started in Val Gardena in 1970 and in St. Moritz in 1974 in the downhill , and in 1970 also in the giant slalom . Fabi achieved his best result in 1974 when he finished 43rd out of 87 participants in the downhill.


In 1979 and 1980 Teo Fabi took part in the Formula 2 European Championship for the March Engineering works team. He finished the 1979 season in tenth place, and in 1980 he was third in the drivers' championship behind Brian Henton and Derek Warwick .

The 1982 season was Fabi's first Formula 1 season. At seven of the fourteen Grand Prix he was able to qualify for the Toleman team, but he was canceled due to a technical defect or an accident. In the same year he won the 1000 km race at the Nürburgring together with Michele Alboreto .

In the following season Fabi took a break in Formula 1 and started in the IndyCar World Series . He came back for the 1984 season and started for Brabham . He shared this team position with his younger brother Corrado Fabi . In 1985 he drove again for the Toleman team, which for the 1986 season in Benetton Formula Ltd. was renamed. After two more seasons in 1986 and 1987 in the Benetton team, Fabi ended his Formula 1 career and went back to the IndyCar World Series, where he drove the Porsche 2708 CART for Porsche for two years .

Fabi's Formula 1 career was marked by numerous technical defects. He was entered in 71 races, qualified for the start of 64 races and placed 18 times. The third place at the US Grand Prix in 1984 and at the Austrian Grand Prix in 1987 was his best results, but he only achieved the first result after Martin Brundle was disqualified . In total, he reached 23 World Cup points.

Fabi later drove successfully in other motorsport races. In particular, he won the FIA - World Sportscar Championship with Silk Cut Jaguar in 1991 .


Le Mans results

year team vehicle Teammate Teammate placement Failure reason
1980 ItalyItaly Scuderia Lancia Corse Lancia Beta Monte Carlo FranceFrance Bernard Darniche GermanyGermany Hans Heyer failure Engine failure
1982 ItalyItaly Martini Racing Lancia LC1 ItalyItaly Michele Alboreto GermanyGermany Rolf Stommelen failure Engine failure
1983 ItalyItaly Martini Lancia Lancia LC2 ItalyItaly Piercarlo Ghinzani GermanyGermany Hans Heyer failure no fuel pressure
1991 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Silk Cut Jaguar Jaguar XJR-12 FranceFrance Bob Wollek United KingdomUnited Kingdom Kenny Acheson Rank 3
1992 JapanJapan Toyota Team Tom's Toyota TS010 NetherlandsNetherlands Jan Lammers United KingdomUnited Kingdom Andy Wallace Rank 8
1993 FranceFrance Peugeot Talbot Sport Peugeot 905 Evo 1B BelgiumBelgium Thierry Boutsen FranceFrance Yannick Dalmas Rank 2

Web links

Commons : Teo Fabi  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. List of results from 1974 ( Memento from August 12, 2009 in the Internet Archive )