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Jean Alesi

Team Prost
Date of Birth 11 June 1964
Nationality French
Car Number 22
Marital Status Living In
Personal Profile  

Jean Alesi began his Formula1 career with Tyrrell in 1989 before moving to Ferrari, where he spent five years. During this spell he recorded his one and only victory - at the Canadian Grand Prix in 1995.

From there he went to Benetton and, after two difficult years, moved to Sauber for the start of the 1998 Championship, his tenth season in Grand Prix. A third place in the carnage at Spa was one of only four points scoring appearances that year, and his frustration expressed itself in his dissatisfaction at team mate Johnny Herbert.

1999 was also not kind to the French Sicilian and it culminated in a typically emotional outburst after the Hungarian Grand Prix , when he announced that he would be leaving Sauber. It was a frustrating year of non-finishes and disappointing performances, indeed he retired from half the races of the season, and his best result was sixth place in San Marino and Japan.

2000 with Prost was no great improvement, despite the fact that he was working with his great friend Alain Prost. Alesi retired from 12 of the 17 races that he competed in and did not manage to score a single championship point. He tangled with team mate, Nick Heidfeld, twice on track and a strained atmosphere soon developed between the two until the close of the season.

This year looks likely to be an improvement, with Ferrari supplying Prost with engines and the AP04 already setting much improved times in preseason testing. Alesi is now entering his 13th year in the sport, and will partner the inexperienced Gaston Mazzacane


Career Highlights

15th in the Drivers' Champinship with 2 points.


Highlight of the year was 3rd at Belgium. Finished with 9 points for 11th.


Finishes creditable third in the World Championship with 36 points. Moves to Sauber after two years with Benetton.


After leaving Ferrari, Alesi earns his first podium placing with Benetton when finishing second at the Brazilian GP. 4th overall.


Wins his first and only Grand Prix in Canada on his 31st birthday. Four second places see him finish 5th in the Drivers' Championship.

1994 Finishes 5th for the first time, claiming his first of four podium finishes in the opening grand prix of the season.
1993 Finishes 6th in his third season with Ferrari
1992 Finishes 7th in the Drivers' Championship for the second successive season
1991 Joins Ferrari and picks up 21 points to finish 7th
1990 Finishes second in the opening GP in the USA to claim his first podium finish
1989 Makes his F1 debut with Tyrell Ford, finishing fourth on his debut in France. Wins the Formula 3000 Championship

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