Mauro Baldi
Born (1954-01-31) 31 January 1954 (age 67)
Reggio Emilia, Italy
Formula One World Championship career
NationalityItaly Italian
Active years19821985
TeamsArrows, Alfa Romeo, Spirit
Entries41 (36 starts)
Championships0
Wins0
Podiums0
Career points5
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
First entry1982 South African Grand Prix
Last entry1985 San Marino Grand Prix

Mauro Baldi (born 31 January 1954 in Reggio Emilia) is an Italian former Formula One driver who raced for the Arrows, Alfa Romeo and Spirit teams.

He is one of only 9 drivers who won the Triple Crown in endurance racing.

Biography

Baldi started his career in rallying in 1972 and turned to circuit racing in 1975 with the Italian Renault 5 Cup. By 1980 he had become a top Formula 3 driver, winning the Monaco F3 Grand Prix and the 1981 European Formula 3 Championship with eight victories. In 1982 he signed to drive for Arrows before moving to Alfa Romeo in 1983, scoring a fifth place in Zandvoort. When Benetton became Alfa Romeo's team sponsor in 1984, Baldi lost his drive, and joined the underfunded Spirit team until 1985.

After retiring from Formula One he went to enjoy a successful career in sports car racing, driving for the works Martini-Lancia team in 1984 and 1985. In 1986, he switched to a Porsche 956 from Richard Lloyd Racing's outfit, returning to a works drive in 1988 with the Sauber-Mercedes team, with whom Baldi won the 1990 FIA World Sports Prototype Championship for Drivers, sharing the car with Jean-Louis Schlesser. In 1991 and 1992 he was a driver for Peugeot. He had a brief return to F1, doing most of the test driving for the Modena Lambo project.

Returning to sports cars, he won the Le Mans 24 Hours race in 1994, sharing the "road-going" Dauer 962 Le Mans (a modified Porsche 962) with Yannick Dalmas and Hurley Haywood. He also won the 24 Hours of Daytona in 1998 and 2002, and the 12 Hours of Sebring, again in 1998, with Arie Luyendyk and Didier Theys.

Racing record

Career summary

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Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
1976 Coppa Renault 5 Elf 11 1 ? ? 5 80 3rd
1977 Coppa Renault 5 Elf 10 3 ? 4 7 95 1st
Renault 5 European Cup ? 2 ? 1 4 52 1st
1978 Italian Formula Three ? ? ? ? ? 26 7th
European Formula Three Scuderia Tricolore 2 0 0 0 1 4 16th
1979 Italian Formula Three ? 1 ? 1 ? 35 3rd
European Formula Three Scuderia Tricolore 10 0 1 1 3 22 4th
1980 European Formula Three Mauro Baldi 14 3 2 3 5 45 4th
Italian Formula Three ? ? ? ? ? 13 8th
German Formula Three Automobiles Martini 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
1981 European Formula Three Euroracing 14 8 7 6 11 94 1st
Italian Formula Three ? ? ? ? ? 27 6th
German Formula Three 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC†
1982 Formula One Arrows Racing Team 11 0 0 0 0 2 25th
World Sportscar Championship Momo Racing 3 0 0 0 0 11 38th
1983 Formula One Marlboro Team Alfa Romeo 15 0 0 0 0 3 16th
1984 Formula One Spirit Racing 7 0 0 0 0 0 NC
World Sportscar Championship Martini Racing 4 0 0 0 1 28 19th
Jolly Club 1 0 0 0 0
24 Hours of Le Mans Martini Racing 1 0 0 0 0 N/A DNF
1985 World Sportscar Championship Martini Racing 7 1 0 0 2 36 13th
IMSA GT Championship Bayside Disposal 2 0 0 0 2 0 NC
Formula One Spirit Enterprises Ltd. 3 0 0 0 0 0 NC
24 Hours of Le Mans Martini Racing 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 7th
1986 World Sportscar Championship Liqui Moly Equipe 5 1 0 0 2 38 9th
24 Hours of Le Mans 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 9th
1987 World Sportscar Championship Liqui Moly Equipe/Britten-Lloyd Racing 9 1 1 0 3 58 8th
All-Japan Sports Prototype Championship Toyota Team TOM'S 1 0 0 0 0 12 22nd
World Touring Car Championship CiBiEmme Sport 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
1988 World Sportscar Championship Team Sauber Mercedes 10 2 7 2 7 188 3rd
IMSA GT Championship Busby Racing 6 0 1 0 2 50 13th
1988 24 Hours of Le Mans Team Sauber Mercedes 1 0 0 0 0 N/A DNS
1989 World Sportscar Championship Team Sauber Mercedes 8 3 5 4 6 102 3rd
24 Hours of Le Mans 1 0 0 0 1 N/A 2nd
IMSA GT Championship Momo-Gebhardt Racing 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
1990 World Sportscar Championship Team Sauber Mercedes 9 6 7 3 6 49.5 1st
IMSA GT Championship Busby Racing 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
1991 World Sportscar Championship Peugeot Talbot Sport 7 1 0 0 3 69 3rd
24 Hours of Le Mans 1 0 0 0 0 N/A DNF
1992 World Sportscar Championship Peugeot Talbot Sport 6 2 0 1 4 64 3rd
24 Hours of Le Mans 1 0 0 0 1 N/A 3rd
1993 Italian Superturismo Championship Peugeot Talbot Sport 1 0 0 0 0 6 22nd
24 Hours of Le Mans 1 0 0 0 1 N/A 3rd
1994 IMSA GT Championship Euromotorsport 3 0 1 0 0 13 43rd
24 Hours of Le Mans Le Mans Porsche Team / Joest Racing 1 1 0 0 1 N/A 1st
SCCA Pro Racing World Challenge Porsche ? 1 ? ? ? 0 NC
PPG Indy Car World Series Payton/Coyne Racing 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
1995 IMSA GT Championship Scandia Racing Team 11 1 4 1 5 245 3rd
1996 IMSA GT Championship Scandia Racing Team 2 0 0 0 1 29 33rd
1997 FIA GT Championship JB Racing 5 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Konrad Motorsport 4 0 0 0 0
24 Hours of Le Mans 1 0 0 0 0 N/A DNF
1998 IMSA GT Championship Momo Doran Racing 1 1 0 0 1 0 NC
International Sports Racing Series JB Racing Giesse Team Ferrari 1 0 0 1 0 0 NC
24 Hours of Le Mans Moretti Racing 1 0 0 0 1 N/A 14th
24 Hours of Daytona Doran/Moretti Racing 1 1 0 1 1 N/A 1st
1999 SportsRacing World Cup JB Giesse Team Ferrari 8 1 0 1 4 85 5th
American Le Mans Series Doran Enterprises 3 0 0 0 1 31 34th
24 Hours of Le Mans JB Racing 1 0 0 0 0 N/A DNF
2000 SportsRacing World Cup R&M 6 1 0 1 3 51 12th
Grand American Road Racing Championship Doran/Lista Racing 2 1 0 0 1 85 24th
American Le Mans Series 1 0 0 0 0 20 40th
24 Hours of Le Mans Team Den Blå Avis 1 0 0 0 0 N/A NC
2001 Grand American Road Racing Championship Lista Doran Racing 7 2 1 0 6 267 8th
FIA Sportscar Championship R&M 8 0 0 0 2 41 13th
2002 FIA Sportscar Championship R&M 5 0 0 0 3 44 5th
Rolex Sports Car Series Doran Lista Racing 4 2 0 0 3 130 7th
American Le Mans Series 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
24 Hours of Daytona 1 1 ? ? 1 N/A 1st
2003 FIA Sportscar Championship R&M 1 0 0 0 0 5 27th
Rolex Sports Car Series Ferri Competizione 1 0 0 0 0 26 28th
American Le Mans Series 1 0 0 0 0 4 60th

As Baldi was a guest driver, he was ineligible for championship points.

Complete Formula One results

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 WDC Points
1982 Arrows Racing Team Arrows A4 Cosworth V8 RSA
DNQ
BRA
10
USW
DNQ
SMR BEL
NC
MON
DNQ
DET
Ret
CAN
8
NED
6
GBR
9
FRA
Ret
GER
Ret
AUT
6
SUI
DNQ
CPL
11
25th 2
Arrows A5 ITA
12
1983 Marlboro Team Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo 183T Alfa Romeo V8 BRA
Ret
USW
Ret
FRA
Ret
SMR
10
MON
6
BEL
Ret
DET
12
CAN
10
GBR
7
GER
Ret
AUT
Ret
NED
5
ITA
Ret
EUR
Ret
RSA
Ret
16th 3
1984 Spirit Racing Spirit 101 Hart Straight-4 BRA
Ret
RSA
8
BEL
Ret
SMR
8
FRA
Ret
MON
DNQ
CAN DET DAL GBR GER AUT NED ITA EUR
8
POR
15
NC 0
1985 Spirit Enterprises Ltd. Spirit 101D Hart Straight-4 BRA
Ret
POR
Ret
SMR
Ret
MON CAN DET FRA GBR GER AUT NED ITA BEL EUR RSA AUS NC 0

24 Hours of Le Mans results

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1984 Italy Martini Racing Italy Paolo Barilla
West Germany Hans Heyer
Lancia LC2-Ferrari C1 275 DNF DNF
1985 Italy Martini Lancia France Henri Pescarolo Lancia LC2-Ferrari C1 358 7th 7th
1986 United Kingdom Liqui Moly Equipe United States Price Cobb
United States Rob Dyson
Porsche 956 GTi C1 318 9th 7th
1988 Switzerland Team Sauber Mercedes United Kingdom James Weaver
West Germany Jochen Mass
Sauber C9-Mercedes C1 - DNS DNS
1989 Switzerland Team Sauber Mercedes United Kingdom Kenny Acheson
Italy Gianfranco Brancatelli
Sauber C9-Mercedes C1 384 2nd 2nd
1991 France Peugeot Talbot Sport France Philippe Alliot
France Jean-Pierre Jabouille
Peugeot 905 C1 22 DNF DNF
1992 France Peugeot Talbot Sport France Philippe Alliot
France Jean-Pierre Jabouille
Peugeot 905 Evo 1B C1 345 3rd 3rd
1993 France Peugeot Talbot Sport France Philippe Alliot
France Jean-Pierre Jabouille
Peugeot 905 Evo 1B C1 367 3rd 3rd
1994 Germany Le Mans Porsche Team
Germany Joest Racing
France Yannick Dalmas
United States Hurley Haywood
Dauer 962 Le Mans GT1 344 1st 1st
1997 Germany Konrad Motorsport Austria Franz Konrad
United Kingdom Robert Nearn
Porsche 911 GT1 GT1 138 DNF DNF
1998 Italy Moretti Racing Italy Gianpiero Moretti
Belgium Didier Theys
Ferrari 333 SP LMP1 311 14th 3rd
1999 France JB Racing France Jérôme Policand
Italy Christian Pescatori
Ferrari 333 SP LMP 71 DNF DNF
2000 Denmark Team Den Blå Avis Denmark John Nielsen
Germany Klaus Graf
Panoz LMP-1 Roadster-S-Élan LMP900 205 NC NC

Sources

Sporting positions Preceded byYves Frémont Coupe d'Europe Renault 5 AlpineChampion 1977 Succeeded byWolfgang Schütz Preceded byAlain Prost Monaco Formula Three Race Winner 1980 Succeeded byAlain Ferté Preceded byMichele Alboreto European Formula Three ChampionshipChampion 1981 Succeeded byOscar Larrauri Preceded byJean-Louis Schlesser World Sportscar ChampionshipChampion 1990 With: Jean-Louis Schlesser Succeeded byTeo Fabi Preceded byGeoff BrabhamChristophe BouchutÉric Hélary Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1994 With: Yannick Dalmas & Hurley Haywood Succeeded byYannick DalmasJ.J. LehtoMasanori Sekiya