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Prost > Gaston Mazzacane

Gaston Mazzacane

Team Prost
Date of Birth 08 May 1975
Nationality Argetinian
Car Number 23
Marital Status Single
Personal Profile  

 
Gaston Mazzacane began his career as runner-up in a regional Kart championship before moving on to South American Formula3. He was then crowned Under 23 Italian Formula 2000 champion, which led to International Formula 3000 for three years.

In 1999 he acted as test driver for the Minardi team, before being taken on as a full-time race driver in 2000. Despite his then team mate predicting that the Argentinean could be the 'surprise of the season' Mazzacane was not able to score a point on tracks that he was unfamiliar with.

He produced some courageous drives whilst struggling with an underpowered Minardi, but 8th was the highest he ever finished. Following the disintegration of his personal sponsor, PSN's, deal with Minardi and subsequent partnership with Prost it was not a surprise when he was announced as Jean Alesi's partner in January.

However, there are rumours that he is on a conditional contract and that should he fail to match up to these conditions he could be replaced by reserve and test driver, Pedro de la Rosa. Mazzacane has taken a steady approach to familiarising himself with the AP04 during preseason testing, and has not been one of the quickest drivers so far.
  

Career Highlights
2000 Debuts in Formula1 with Minardi, but does not score a point.
1999

10th in the Sports World Racing Championship series, winning at Magny-Cours and coming second at Donington. Test driver for Minardi.

1998

International F3000 championship with Team Astromega best results: 6th in Oschersleben and Silverstone, 7th at Imola and 9th at Pau

1997

International F3000 championship with Team Autosport Racing

1996

International F3000 championship with Team Autosport Racing

1995

International F3000 championship with Team Autosport Racing .

1994 Italian Formula 2000 champion (R.C. Motorsport) - Under 23 champion (3 wins, 2 third places and 4 pole positions). Formula 3 Italian championship (R.C. Motorsport) - he ran two races. Formula 3000 Testing at Misano Adriatico with Team Autosport Racing
1993 Runner up in the Southamerican Formula 3 championship (Sommi Competicion) with 5 wins and 3 pole positions
1992 Finished 4th in the Tourism (CAP) Datsun championship 280zx
1991 3rd in the Argentinian kart championship 125 cc Metropolitan champion 125 cc
1990 Runner up in the Argentinian championship 125 cc
1989 Runner up in the Kart regional championship



 
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