Jean Alesi

Jean Alesi ( born June 11, 1964 in montfavet at Avignon as Giovanni Alesi ) is a French racing driver with Sicilian roots. He launched between 1989 and 2001 in 201 Grand Prix races in Formula 1 from 2002 to 2006 Alesi drove in the DTM, 2007 and 2008 he was active in the Speedcar Series.

In his Formula 1 Time Alesi including for the traditional Italian team Ferrari. His impetuous and spirited nature brought him to the Italian fans a special veneration. He reminded the Tifosi at the Canadian Gilles Villeneuve died in 1982, who was killed in a Ferrari with the number 27, which also contributed Alesi on his red wagon later.

  • 3.1 Statistics in Formula 1 3.1.1 Grand Prix wins
  • 3.1.2 Individual Results
  • 3.2.1 Siege


Beginnings in motorsport

Jean Alesi started in 1981 his motorsport career with kart racing. In 1986, after several mediocre years in the Renault 5 Turbo Cup and Formula Renault, he moved to the French Formula 3 Championship and immediately became second in the overall standings. The following year he won the title and got a Formula 3000 contract in the ORECA team for the 1988 season. Though He took a tenth place overall, but in the next season he came under the Team Jordan and secured the title.

Formula 1

Also in 1989, Jean Alesi started his career with Tyrrell in Formula 1 He replaced the middle of the season the Old -Star Michele Alboreto and came in his first race, the Grand Prix of France, to fourth place. He took in 1989 nor in two other races championship points. In Formula 1 circles he was regarded by now as one of the greatest talents, and it was only a matter of time before he would switch to a top team. After he provided some more excellent performance in the following year - including a second place finish at the Grand Prix in Phoenix, in which he delivered himself a fierce battle with the eventual champion Ayrton Senna - followed offers from top teams like Ferrari and Williams. Alesi signed two contracts, but was awarded by the World Council the Italian team. Alesi had the bad luck that he moved to Ferrari at a time when the team was in decline. Often his stuff him in the lurch when he was on the way to safe points. Alesi was not able but also to support his team crucial in the development of a more competitive and reliable vehicle. Only with the commitment of the Austrian Gerhard Berger at the side of the French was a clear upward trend can be seen. The end of 1995 after five years left Alesi Ferrari and switched to Benetton. Alesi associated it with the hope of being able to fight for the world championship again, as the team to Flavio Briatore could win the world title in each of the previous years. Spite of a few highlights, it was not enough for the really big goals, a win or even win the title in two years. After 1997, he went successively with moderate success for Sauber, Prost Grand Prix and Jordan, where he then in 2001 his Formula 1 career ended.

Jean Alesi was between 9 July 1989 and October 14, 2001 at 201 Formula 1 race at the start and won it a total of 241 championship points. His only victory he celebrated in 1995, on his 31st birthday, at the Grand Prix of Canada in the Ferrari. His best World Cup rankings were the respective fourth overall in 1996 and 1997.

Alesi was admired by many other drivers due to his incredible car control, but was considered to be extremely emotional and temperamental. Observers until today united in their assessment that this temperament greater success, which Alesi undoubtedly possessed the talent prevented. Moreover, it was the Frenchman rumored again and again to have a lack of technical understanding and not to be able to develop a racing car. He rely rather on his natural talent and drive around in this way some of the problems.


In 2002 Alesi in the DTM team H.W.A. and was in the meantime one of the series most popular driver. There he remained true to his reckless driving style faithful, who often good results in Superpole, an individual time trial for the first ten grid positions after the qualifying cost him. In his first race at Hockenheim he could retract the podium. In the first year, the first victory came in the fourth race at Donington Park. It was followed by another victory; the 2003 season, he finished as the fifth overall. During the 2004 season, he finished seventh in the annual ranking. For the 2006 season, he was no longer a factory car and had to make do with last year's car. On 29 October 2006, he finished his commitment in the DTM with the ninth overall.

Speedcar Series

Jean Alesi took part in the touring car series Speedcar Series as a founding member. The beginning of November 2007 for the first time started ( as a demonstration event) series was merely based on race tracks in Asia. The first season consisted of eight races and ran from January to April ( including within the framework of the Formula 1). The first races in 22 March 2008 on the Malaysian circuit of Sepang Alesi could win in front of his former F1 colleague Johnny Herbert. After a total of ten races, he finished in the scoring, however, only fourth place - first overall winner was Herbert.

Le Mans Series

2010 Alesi signed a contract with AF Course for the 24- hour race at Le Mans and the Le Mans Series. Alesi tested for the pre-test at Paul Ricard along with Giancarlo Fisichella and Toni Vilander a Ferrari F430 GTC.


Alesis helmet bears a similar design to that of 1986 at the Circuit Paul Ricard fatally injured Italian Elio de Angelis. On this route Alesi had completed his racing education at the Winfield Racing School.

With onboard footage can be seen that he touches the steering wheel pretty far up as opposed to other drivers what has been described by many drivers as " uncomfortable ".

Success statistics

Statistics in Formula 1

Grand Prix victories

Individual results

Statistics in the DTM


  • 2002 United Kingdom United Kingdom ( Donington Park )
  • 2003 United Kingdom United Kingdom ( Donington Park )
  • 2003 Germany Germany ( Hockenheim )
  • 2005 Germany Germany ( Hockenheim )

Le Mans results

Individual results in the IndyCar Series