Andrea Montermini

Andrea Montermini (* May 30, 1964 in Sassuolo, Italy ) is an Italian race car driver.


Andrea Montermini drove in the years 1995 and 1996 in Formula 1 This is only a small part of its ongoing until today racing career. Montermini occupied in many well-known racing series in the world cockpit of racing cars. He began his career in 1987 in the Italian Formula 3, then he moved to the Formula 3000 while working as a test driver for Ferrari and Benetton. He finished second in the Formula 3000 1992 and already flirted seriously with the CART series in the United States before he signed in 1994 at Simtek, to replace the injured Roland Ratzenberger fatal. There he stood by his actual debut in a serious accident in the barriers at the Grand Prix of Spain during training with happiness alive, so he had to be hospitalized with a broken toe and a broken heel. For the rest of the season with David Brabham Simtek planned. In his time as a Formula 1 driver Montermini sat in cars of teams Simtek, Pacific and Forti. Great success he could not celebrate here, among other things because the teams did not have good material. His best finish was an eighth place at the Grand Prix of Germany in the season 1995.

After his time in Formula 1, he pilots touring sports cars, including the FIA ​​GT Championship and the IMSA series. So far, his biggest achievement is a fourth place in the overall standings of the Porsche Supercup in 2004. 2008 he moves further in the International GT Open, which he could along with Michele Maceratesi win on a Ferrari F430 2007.

In July 2008, the Scuderia Ferrari announced the commitment Monterminis as a driving instructor of the two active drivers Felipe Massa and Kimi Raikkonen for the driving simulator of the racing team.

Le Mans results