- Personal pursuit of performance and group:
- Ever since Go-Karting, when I was a teenager, personal performance and the management of collaborators have been the object of the greatest attention.
- Leadership research for managing team work.
- Adaptation of relationships with different tasks within the team.
- Management of the relationship with the teammate, first friend, with whom to confront problems, first enemy as he uses the only twin car on the grid with the consequent comparison of performances.
- Technical developments in mechanics and IT:
- Every year the mechanics and aerodynamics of the cars evolve and the driver has to adapt quickly to the new reactions.
- Information technology is evolving, and the driver must not only adapt but also interact quickly.
- Time and stress management:
- The life of the sportsman is marked by binding timeframes where at precise moments maximum performance must be achieved.
- Stress management is not only personal, but involves the staff around the driver who must understand and manage critical moments.
- Importance of trust within the team:
- Mutual trust between the driver and the team is crucial to achieve maximum performance.
- The driver experiences the sensations picked up by the car, and the engineer, with today’s technology, finds feedback through the graphs on paper produced by telemetry.
- Confidence also includes the absolute certainty that the mechanics will not make mistakes in assembling, fixing or checking the parts on the car. This is why the driver must constantly check the psychophysical balance of his team.
- Media and communication management:
- Knowledge and management of the media is an important aspect that is now demanded equally of sporting performance.
- A new world has opened up with social media, with which the team and the driver now need to deal on a daily basis.
- Marketing and sponsor research:
- The search for economies through sponsors begins as early as the Go-Kart days and notions of marketing take on significant value in the training of the driver.
- SPORTING HISTORY:
1993 Formula 1 JORDAN
1992 Formula 1 FERRARI G. P. Brasil 5th , Hungary 6th
1987-1991 Formula 1 LEYTON HOUSE MARCH
1990 GP France 2nd
1988 GP Portugal 2nd
1987 European Touring Car Championship with B.M.W. M3
1986 Champion Formula 3000 International
1986 Formula 2 Japan Championship, Suzuka 3rd, Fuji 3rd
1985 Formula 1 A.G.S.
1985 European Touring Car Championship with B.M.W. 635Csi
1985 F. 3000 “Rookie of the Year” Award”
1985 Formula 1 debut Team Tyrrell G.P. Australia Melbourne 4th
1984 Champion European Formula 3 (Martini-Alfa Romeo)
1984 1st Monte Carlo Formula 3
1983 Champion Italian Formula 3 (Ralt-Alfa Romeo)
1978 Champion Italian Cadetti 100 cc.
He began his sporting career at the age of 10 as a player in various football teams. In the 1977-78 season with Pro Sesto, the technical nursery of Milan’s youth teams, he was crowned Regional Champion. In the same period, accompanying his father, a film operator, to Maranello to shoot a commercial, he fell in love with the world of motorsport.
In 1978 he made his debut in go-karts and became Italian Champion of the Cadet 100 cc category at his debut. Italian Formula 3 Champion in 1983 with the Coloni team, he repeated the following year in 1984, winning the Formula 3 Montecarlo race and the Formula 3 European Championship, again with the Coloni team. In 1985 he took part in the Intercontinental Formula 3000 Championship with Cesare Gariboldi’s Team Genoa Racing, who became his manager, winning the race at Zeltweg in Austria, against the Official Teans of March, Ralt, AGS and Lola. In the same year he debuted in Formula 1 with Team Tyrrell and finished 4th in the second race in Australia, earning 3 points in the Formula 1 Drivers’ World Championship. In 1986, he became Champion in the Intercontinental Formula 3000 category. At the invitation of the Japanese Leyton House Team, he participated in Formula 2 in the Land of the Rising Sun, scoring his first podiums for the Japanese team. This opens the door to the sponsorship that will give birth to Team Lyeton House in Formula One from 1987 to 1991. Two second places in Portugal in 1988 and in the 1990 French Grand Prix, leading 46 laps, earned him a call from Team Ferrari in 1992, with teammate Jean Alesi. The Ferrari F92 AT car in 1992 did not live up to the performance expectations and in the revolution that followed, the relationship was interrupted. In 1993 only two races in Formula 1 with Team Jordan, are the prelude to the stop in the maximum formula, after 93 Grand Prix, for lack of economic support from the sponsors. Three years of participation in the Super Touring Wagen Cup in Germany, lacking in satisfaction, were the prelude to the transition as a television commentator for RAI in Formula 1 races. Twenty years of commentary came to an end in 2017, because RAI did not renew its contracts with FOM, Formula One Management. In the same years he developed a company for the production of software in the medical field and was for 9 years Director of Maserati Driving Courses, as well as collaborating with Alfa Romeo and Ferrari for special courses. In 2014 he was elected President of the Automobile Club of Milan, facing the difficult transition with Bernie Ecclestone, for the renewal of the contract for the organization of the Italian Grand Prix in Monza. In 2015, he also served as Vice President of AC Italia, with the term of office for the two positions ending in 2018. He voiced the character of Darrel Cartrip in the three Disney films about motorsport and the story of Lightning McQueen. For Electronic Arts, he voiced the Formula 1 game in 2003 and 2004.