Minardi was an automobile racing team and constructor. It was founded in 1979 by Giancarlo Minardi. It competed in the Formula One World Championship from 1985 until 2005. The team was headquartered in Faenza, Italy. They had little success, but acquiring a loyal group of fans.
During its time in F1, the team scored a total of 38 championship points. 16 earned by the team's first driver, Pierluigi Martini. Martini also recorded the team's only front row start, 2nd at the 1990 United States Grand Prix. Martini led a lap in the 1989 Portuguese Grand Prix. The team never achieved a podium (top 3) finish. The best finishing position they managed was 4th place. Martini finished 4th twice in 1991 and Christian Fittipaldi in 1993.
Activity: 1985 - 2005 Grand Prix: 345 Best Result: 4th - P. Martini (San Marino, Portugal 1991) / C. Fittipaldi (South Africa 1993) Best Grid Position: 2nd - P. Martini (United States 1990) Fastest Laps: 0 Championship Points: 38