Unofficial Andrea de Cesaris site

Andrea De Cesaris,

31st May 1959, Rome - 05th October 2014




Andrea started his F1 carrier as a very young boy. At the beginning was his driving style dangerous and wild. Many of races finished in crashes. Because of that, he had a nickname Andrea De Crasheris. But he always raced with heart and made many good resultants. He spent long 14 years in F1 and raced 208 races. He has never won a race but he had always many fans.

At 22 years, 10 months and 4 days, Andrea became the youngest-ever driver to start from pole position when he achieved fastest qualifying time for the 1982 USA-West GP. He would held that honor for almost 12 and a half years, finally being demoted by Rubens Barrichello's pole for the 1994 Belgian GP

Andrea sadly passed away on 05th October 2014. He was was killed in a motorcycle accident outside of Rome. He was riding a Suzuki 600, he lost control and struck a guardrail. He was killed on impact.


Karting World Champs


3 times Italian champion
Junior World Champion
European champion


World Champion

In March-Toyota

Formula Super Ford
Formula 3
Formula 3
Second in UK Championchips
Formula 2
In formula 2 raced well in
Ron Denis team project 4


Formula 2

Alfa Romeo

debut in GP Canada, 8th place in qualification

two races, no points, no finished race

McLaren 1981
Wild ride on GP USA-west


McLaren Ford

6th place in GP San Marino

17th place in World Championships, 1 point

14 races

Alfa Romeo 1982
GP Monaco, led but after technical
problems (out of fuel), it was 3rd position


Alfa Romeo

3rd place in GP Monaco
pole position in GP USA, drop down from 1st position (crash)

17th place in World Championships, 5 points

16 races; 1 pole position

Star at Spa 1983
GP Belgium: Andrea jumped on the start
to lead from 4th position, but finished in lap 17
because of technical problems

Alfa Romeo 1983
GP South Africa, Andrea on his way for 2nd place



Alfa Romeo

2nd place in GP Germany
2nd place in GP South Africa
drop down from 1st position in GP Belgium (injection)
fastest lap GP Belgium

8th place in World Championships, 15 points

14 races; 1 fastest lap

Ligier 1984
Ligier Renault

5th place in GP South Africa
th place in GP San Marino

16th place in World Championships, 3 points

16 races

Ligier 1985
In Monte Carlo finished 4th

Crash in Austria
Spectacular crash in Austria
with some salts,
terminated his carrier in Ligier


Ligier Renault

4th place in GP Monaco

16th place in World Championships, 3 points

11 races

Minardi 1986
Andrea troubled in slow Minardi
and mass of races finished in technical failures
Minardi Ford

only 1 race finished, 8th place in GP Mexico

no points

15 races

Brabham BMW 1987
Reliability of Brabham was very low,
here in fire in Silverstone
Brabham BMW

no race finished, in GP Belgium 1 lap to finish out of fuel, but finished 3rd

14th place in World Championships, 4 points

16 races

Rial 1988
On his way for 4th place in USA

4th place in GP USA

15th place in World Championships, 3 points

16 races

Dallar 1989
Andrea in red Dallara
Dallara Ford

3rd place in GP Canada

16th place in World Championships, 4 points

15 races

Dallara 1990
In GP San Marino
Dallara Ford

drop down in GP Monaco from 4th place (technical problems)

no points

15 races

Jordan 191
In beautiful green Jordan

Jordan in 1991

Jordan Ford

4th place in GP Canada
th place in GP Mexico
th place in GP Great Britain
th place in GP Germany
drop down from 2nd place (engine failure) in GP Belgium

9th place in World Championships, 9 points

15 races

Tyrrell 1992
Andrea raced well in Australia,
but drop down from 5th position

Tyrrell, Groulliard, De Cesaris
In Barcelona celebrate 65th birthday
of his boss Ken Tyrrell

Tyrrell Ford

5th place in GP Mexico
th place in GP Canada
th place in GP Italy
th place in GP Mexico

9th place in World Championships, 8 points

16 races

Tyrrell 1993
In very slow Tyrrell Yamaha in France
Tyrrell Yamaha

no points

16 races

Jordan 1994
In Monaco as a substitute for Irvine
finished on good 4th position

Sauber 1994
In his last formula 1 car
Sauber Mercedes (Canada)

Jordan Hart

4th place in GP Monaco

2 races

Sauber Mercedes

6th place in GP France

9 races

18th place in World Championships, 4 points

In GP masters car

Windsurfing activity


Retired from active sport, windsurfing, GP Masters


Entries 214
Starts 208 97.20%
Did not start 6
Races Led 2 0.93%
Laps in Lead 33 69 km
Laps Raced 7,715 13,845 km
Fastest Laps 1 0.47%

Pole Positions 1 0.47%
Front Row Starts 2 0.93%
2nd  2
3rd  3
Podiums 5 2.34%
4th  7
5th  4
6th  6
Top Six  22 10.28%

Other Places 52 24.30%
Retirements 134 62.62%
Points 59.0 0.28 pts per race
208 races, 5 podium finished races; 1 pole position; 1 fastest lap; 59 points




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