Corrado-Fabi.png Full Name Corrado Fabi
Nationality Italian
Born 12 April 1961, Milan (ITA)
Died
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First Grand Prix 1983 Brazilian Grand Prix Last Grand Prix 1984 United States Grand Prix
Grands Prix 12 Non-starts 6 (all DNQ)
Wins 0 Podiums 0
Best Finish 7th, 1984 United States GP Points 0
Fastest Laps 0 Best Qualifying 11/27, 1984 United States GP
Retirements 10 Laps Led 0

Career Highlights

1981 European Formula 2, Roloil Racing March BMW 812, 12 races, 1 win, 4 podiums, 29 points, 5th overall
1982 European Formula 2, March Racing BMW 822, 13 races, 5 wins, 7 podiums, 57 points, 1st overall
1983 Formula 1, Osella Squadra Corse Ford V8 FA1D, 8 entries, 3 DNQ, 0 points
  Formula 1, Osella Squadra Corse Alfa Romeo V12 FA1E, 7 entries, 3 DNQ, 0 points
1984 Formula 1, Brabham BMW S4T BT53, 3 races, 0 points, Not Classified
  IndyCar, Forsythe Racing March Cosworth, 4 races, 11 points, 28th overall
1987 International F3000, Genoa Racing March Ford, 3 entries, 2 DNQ, 0 points, Not Classified

 

Corrado Fabi, 1983

Biography

The younger brother of fellow F1 driver Teo Fabi enjoyed a meteoric rise to Formula 1, but disappeared without trace almost as quickly…

Born in Milan in 1961, Corrado followed in Teo’s footsteps when he began karting at the age of twelve. Before his eighteenth birthday Corrado was racing in Formula 3, and by the time he was 21 he was already a convincing Formula 2 champion.

He was clearly a driver with immense potential, and so he headed into Formula 1 and signed on with the little Osella team. Unfortunately the squad was never able to overcome its backmarker status and he failed to qualify six times. When he did make the grid, he often failed to see the chequered flag…

His F1 career seemed finished, but he made three more appearances the following year as a stand-in for his brother at the Brabham team. Despite enjoying more competitive surrounds, it wasn’t enough to guarantee him a further role in the top flight.

The driver many had thought was Italy’s best F1 prospect had crashed and burned without trace. He had a few IndyCar outings – coincidentally taking over Teo’s cockpit again at Forsythe Racing – but he again failed to impress.

The death of his father at the end of the year saw Corrado opt to retire from competitive driving – at barely 24 years of age – to take over the management of the Fabi business empire, which included a transport company and one of Italy’s largest talc mines.

He made an abortive attempt to return to racing in 1987 in Formula 3000, but his highly anticipated comeback proved quite the anticlimax – Corrado made just three appearances and was well off-the-pace, suffering the effects of a broken wrist which occurred in the weeks leading up to his return to the cockpit.

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