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Paolo Barilla

Paolo Barilla. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2010. Used with permission.

Paolo Barilla. Copyright LAT Photographic 2010. Used with permission.

Paolo Barilla, Historic Minardi Day, Imola, 2018. Copyright, Wolf Gruhle, 2018. Used with Permission.

Paolo Barilla, Historic Minardi Day, Imola, 2018. Copyright, Wolf Gruhle, 2018. Used with Permission.

Born:

20 Apr 1961
Milan

Nationality:

Italy

Grands Prix:

9 (1989-1990)

F2 starts:

15 (1981-1983)

F3000 starts:

18 (1986-1988)

Paolo is vice chairman of the family pasta firm. He has not totally retired from racing, as he is still driving in historic racing but competitive driving appearances are very rare nowadays. As well as historic racing, he also owns a number of racing cars, some of which he has restored, including a Ferrari 312B. In more recent years, he appeared in endurance events, either sportscars or rallying, including the Dakar rally. Barilla, who won Le Mans in 1985, continued in the sport long after his F1 driving spell as a sponsor, particularly with his friend Alessandro Zanardi. Paolo was at the Grand Prix Masters in 2006, where he did an interview for this site which can be found here - https://www.oldracingcars.com/drivers/interview/Paolo-Barilla/

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Biography last updated 9 Mar 2018