Andrea de Cesaris
De Cesaris was a former karting champion at the age of 18 years in Formula 3 and moved three years later in the 1980 season as a replacement for Vittorio Brambilla to Alfa Romeo in Formula 1, where he came in two races used: the Grand Price of Canada and the U.S. Grand Prix. He reached the starting positions 8 and 10, but did not reach the target.
In 1981, he was brought by Ron Dennis McLaren. Due to the seasonal course with 21 accidents he was henceforth stamped with the unflattering name of " de Crasheris " for Crash pilots.
In a total of 208 Grand Prix of Italians went for Alfa Romeo, McLaren, Ligier, Minardi, Brabham, Rial, Dallara, Jordan, Tyrrell and clean at the start. Again and again he flashed his talent at its 14 active Formula 1 years, however, not quite able to win. De Cesaris ' best years of Grand Prix racing were 1982 and 1983 the factory team, Alfa Romeo, as he had a nearly competitive car available, and its renaissance in Jordan in 1991, where he showed consistently solid performances and the Grand Prix of Belgium Spa-Francorchamps even had chances to win, but these were zunichtegemacht by a defect. Just in that race the GP veteran was but the shadow of freshman Michael Schumacher, who had beaten him in his first qualifying same.
Records in Formula 1
- 208 Formula 1 starts without a win
- De Cesaris still holds the record for most Ausfäll in a season: 1987, he retired in 14 of 16 races from.
- Also the record of most failures before the start of the race (11 ) holds the Italians.
De Cesaris now lives and works in Rome and Monte Carlo as a currency trader.