Giancarlo Fisichella began his career in Formula1 as a test driver
for Ferrari before making his F1 debut with the Minardi team at the start
of the 1996 season. He made eight appearances with the Italian outfit before
moving to Jordan for the start of the 1997 Championship, where he impressed
so much that Jordan and Benetton went to court to secure his services for
1998. Chiefly responsible for the best crashes of 1998, he managed 2nd
as well as an excellent pole position at Austria.
As with the other Benetton driver, Wurz, the second half of the season
was disappointing, and the exuberant young Roman will this year be looking
to complete his first race win. 1998 Two second places and his first Career
pole position. 16 points was only enough for 9th in the table, however.
1997 Finishes an impressive 8th in his first full season in F1 with 20
points. Finishes second in the Belgium Grand Prix 1996 After test driving
for Ferrari he makes his Formula One debut with the Minardi Ford team,
competing in eight races. His performances earn him a contract with Jordan.
Wins the Bologna Supersprint with Benetton 1995 Test drives F1 for Minardi.
Finishes 2nd in the Motor Show Challenge 1994 Italian Formula 3 Champion
with 10 victories to his credit 1993 Italian Formula 3 Championship - 2nd
Pole Position and 2nd in the Monaco Grand Prix 1992 Italian Formula 3 Championship
in the Fast Lane:
Story of the Bennetton Grand Prix Year