Pierluigi Martini (Lugo di Romagna, 23 April 1961) is an Italian former racing driver.
He took part in 118 Formula 1 Grand Prix. Driver Pierluigi Martini spent most of his career with Scuderia Minardi. His relationship with Minardi – with which he took part in 102 Grands Prix out of 118 – was very close and he was linked to the finest moments of the small team from Faenza.
- This MOMO steering wheel in our collection was fitted on the M189, a single-seater with which Martini immediately was at one and thanks to which, despite not getting on the podium, he managed to achieve 5 points from two 5th places at the British and Portuguese Grands Prix and a 6th place in the Australian Grand Prix in 1989.
- This MOMO steering wheel in our collection was fitted on the M189 or on the M190 (both cars were used that year) in which Martini raced during the 1990 Formula 1 World Championship. On that occasion the driver failed to take home any points.
- This MOMO steering wheel in the Nicolis Museum Collection was fitted on M191, which permitted driver Pierluigi Martini to obtain two 4th place in San Marino Grand Prix and in Portugal Grand Prix. With theese points he was able to close the 1991 season in 11th position, his best season result ever. Thanks to those two results Scuderia Minardi placed 7th position in Constructor Standings: the best result ever for the small team from Faenza.
- This MOMO steering wheel in our collection was fitted on the M193, in which Martini raced during the 1993 Formula 1 World Championship. The results, however, were disappointing due in part to the driver returning to Minardi, after a year spent with Scuderia Italia, only at the British Grand Prix, that is to say the mid-season race (the 9th race out of 16).
(Source: Wikipedia; Formula1.com)
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