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Gabriele Tarquini

Gabriele Tarquni. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2010. Used with permission.

Gabriele Tarquni. Copyright LAT Photographic 2010. Used with permission.

Gabriele Tarquini, 2008, Brno, Czech Republic. Copyright Jiri Inneman (http://inneman.noveranet.cz/ag.htm), 2009. Used with permission.

Gabriele Tarquini, 2008, Brno, Czech Republic. Copyright Jiri Inneman, 2009. Used with permission.

Born:

02 Mar 1962
Giulianova Lido, nr. Pescara, Teramo

Nationality:

Italy

Grands Prix:

38 (1987-1995)

F3000 starts:

31 (1985-1987)

Touring car legend, who retired in 2021 aged 59. In 2018, after a brief hiatus as a development and test driver, he returned to racing, despite being over 55 years of age, competing in the new World Touring Car Cup series. He won the title in its first season and remained there until his retirement. Winner of the British Touring Car Championship in 1994, the European title in 2003 and the World title, aged 47, in 2009. Tarquini's Formula 1 career was often spent in non-competitive cars, scoring just one point in forty-seven races, but his performances were often far better than the end result. Gabriele also works in Italian media and he likes to fish and play golf in his spare time.

Biography last updated 5 Nov 2021