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Giancarlo Fisichella

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Template:F1 driver Giancarlo Fisichella (born January 14, 1973 in Rome) is an Italian Formula One racing driver. Currently in the employ of the Renault team, the journeyman driver has also driven for Sauber, Jordan, Benetton and Minardi.

Like most current Formula One drivers, Fisichella began kart racing as a youngster. In 1992, he competed in the Italian Formula Three series, racing for the RC Motorsport team. He finished runner up in 1993, and in 1994 he won the championship, behind race victories in Monaco and Macau. He left open-wheel racing for a brief while, driving for Alfa Romeo in the international touring car series. In 1996, he made the move to Formula One, racing for Minardi for half the season before being replaced by Giovanni Lavaggi.

Fisichella made his full F1 assault in 1997 with Jordan, scoring his first podium in Canada. In 1998, he scored his first pole position in Austria running with Benetton. In the next three seasons, however, good results were hard to come by at Benetton; he was not retained when Benetton became Renault. In 2002, he returned to Jordan, and won his first grand prix the next year under exceptional circumstances at the 2003 Brazilian Grand Prix. In 2004, he drove for Sauber, but managed to score only 22 points, finishing the year in 11th position.

Giancarlo Fisichella piloting the  EJ12 at the
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Giancarlo Fisichella piloting the Jordan EJ12 at the 2002 United States Grand Prix

Fisichella joined Renault alongside Fernando Alonso for the 2005 season, winning his second-ever race from pole at the 2005 Australian Grand Prix.

2003 Brazilian Grand Prix scoring controversy

Fisichella's win in Brazil on April 6, 2003 didn't come easy. Battling with McLaren's Kimi Rikknen amidst heavy rain and numerous crashes, Fisichella took the race lead on lap 53, soon before the race was red-flagged. However, he was demoted to second place on the podium, because (per regulations) Rikknen was the race leader two laps prior to the red flag. Several days later, though, the FIA determined that Fisichella had already begun his 55th lap before the red flag, meaning that he, and not Rikknen, had been leading the race two laps before its premature end, awarding the man known as "Fisi" or "Fisico" his first F1 victory. For nearly two years, Fisichella was the only F1 driver to have won a race without having stood atop the podium. (See 2003 Brazilian Grand Prix for more race details). Giancarlo has two victories, two Pole positions and one fastest lap in his pocket. The first Pole came at rainy qualifying's last minutes in 1998 Austrian Grand Prix (See 1998 Austrian Grand Prix for more race details), and the first and so far the only fastest lap was in the 1997 Spanish Grand Prix (See 1997 Spanish Grand Prix for more race details), where Fisichella finished 9th.

Complete Formula One results

(Note: grands prix in bold denotes race victories.)

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Team
1996 Minardi AUS BRA ARG EUR SAN MON ESP CAN FRA GBR GER HUN BEL ITA POR JPN       Minardi
1997 Jordan AUS BRA ARG SAN MON ESP CAN FRA GBR GER HUN BEL ITA AUT LUX JPN EUR     Jordan
1998 Benetton AUS BRA ARG SAN ESP MON CAN FRA GBR AUT GER HUN BEL ITA LUX JPN       Benetton
1999 Benetton AUS BRA SAN MON ESP CAN FRA GBR AUT GER HUN BEL ITA EUR MAL JPN       Benetton
2000 Benetton AUS BRA SAN GBR ESP EUR MON CAN FRA AUT GER HUN BEL ITA USA JPN MAL     Benetton
2001 Benetton AUS MAL BRA SAN ESP AUT MON CAN EUR FRA GBR GER HUN BEL ITA USA JPN     Benetton
2002 Jordan AUS MAL BRA SAN ESP AUT MON CAN EUR GBR FRA GER HUN BEL ITA USA JPN     Jordan
2003 Jordan AUS MAL BRA SAN ESP AUT MON CAN EUR FRA GBR GER HUN ITA USA JPN       Jordan
2004 Sauber AUS MAL BAH SAN ESP MON EUR CAN USA FRA GBR GER HUN BEL ITA CHN JPN BRA   Sauber
2005 Renault AUS MAL BAH SAN ESP MON EUR CAN USA FRA GBR GER HUN TUR ITA BEL BRA JPN CHN Renault


Constructors and drivers competing in the 2005 Formula One championship:
Ferrari BAR Renault Williams McLaren Sauber Red Bull Toyota Jordan Minardi
1 M Schumacher
2 Barrichello
3 Button
4 Sato
5 Alonso
6 Fisichella
7 Webber
8 Heidfeld
9 Rikknen
10 Montoya
11 Villeneuve
12 Massa
14 Coulthard
15 Klien
16 Trulli
17 R Schumacher
18 Monteiro
19 Karthikeyan
20 Friesacher
21 Albers
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