After starting out in single-seaters with Formula 2, with Eddie Cheever winning three races in 1979, owner Enzo Osella opted to enter F1 from 1980, and it is remarkable the Italian team survived as long as it did through to 1990.

Unable to attract major sponsors or drivers with a significant brand behind them, it was effectively run on a shoestring budget throughout, and as such was only able to accrue just seven points from 132 starts, while failing to qualify in an additional 40 races. They achieved two points finishes and scored 5 championship points between 1980 to 1990.

Activity: 1980 - 1990
Grand Prix: 172
Best Result: 4th - J. P. Jarier (San Marino 1982) 
Best Grid Position: 8th - O. Grouillard (United States 1990)
Fastest Laps: 0
Championship Points: 5