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Ivan Capelli

Ivan Capelli. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2014. Used with Permission.

Ivan Capelli. Copyright LAT Photographic 2014. Used with Permission.

Ivan Capelli, Hockenheim, 2016. Copyright Peter Scholz (http://racing-slz.magix.net), 2016. Used with Permission.

Ivan Capelli, Hockenheim, 2016. Copyright Peter Scholz (http://racing-slz.magix.net), 2016. Used with Permission.

Born:

24 May 1963
Milan

Nationality:

Italy

Grands Prix:

93 (1985-1993)

F3000 starts:

17 (1985-1986)

Long-time commentator for Italian terrestrial TV, he returned to full-time racing in 2003, in the FIA GT series, and continues to drive, although largely tends to appear at historic events lately. Also a racing instructor, and he is head of Maserati's driving instructor school. As well as this he is Maserati's main test driver and brand ambassador. In 2014, he became a director of the Automobile Club of Milan, which amongst other things, runs the Monza circuit, and Ivan is now heavily involved with the Italian Grand Prix and the future of the race. This, and his broadcasting roles, mean his competitive driving career has now finished. Capelli was quite brilliant in Formula 1 with the unfancied Leyton House team, but unfortunately his dream move to Ferrari in 1992 was a disaster and he was out of F1 swiftly afterwards.

Biography last updated 17 Apr 2016