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Marco Apicella (born 7 October 1965 near Bologna, BO, Emilia-Romagna, Italy) is an Italian former racing driver who had an extremely short Formula One career in 1993 at the Italian Grand Prix.

Prior to F1, Apicella was mostly successful in International Formula 3000, driving from 1987 to 1991. During these years he failed to win a single race, despite seven second places. He moved to Japanese Formula 3000 in 1992, finally winning a race.

After a series of test driver roles during his Formula 3000 days, Apicella finally got an opportunity to make his F1 début at his home race, the 1993 Italian GP, in a Jordan after Thierry Boutsen's retirement. However, it was not a fairy-tale event; his career lasted less than 800 metres as he was taken out by JJ Lehto in a collision that also took out Apicella's teammate Rubens Barrichello. From the next race, Emmanuele Naspetti replaced Apicella.

It would turn out to be Apicella's only race in F1, and he returned back to Japan, where he won the Japanese F3000 title in 1994. In 1996, Apicella was announced as one of the test drivers for the Dome project; however, the project never came to fruition and Apicella's final chance to make it in F1 was gone.

After racing in GT cars and endurance racing, Apicella eventually retired from motor racing and currently serves as a racing instructor and sales representative for the Stilo race helmet company.

Formula One Career[]

Formula One Statistical Overview[]

Formula One Record[]

Year Entrant Team WDC Points WDC Pos.
1987 Minardi Team SpA Minardi-Motori Moderni Test driver
1990 SCM Minardi Team Minardi-Ford Cosworth Test driver
Modena Team SpA Lambo-Lamborghini Team pre-entry test driver
1991 Modena Team SpA Lambo-Lamborghini Test driver
1993 Sasol Jordan Jordan-Hart 0 NC
1996 Dome Company Dome-Mugen-Honda Team pre-entry test driver

Career Statistics[]

Entries 1
Starts 1
Pole Positions 0
Front Row Starts 0
Race Wins 0
Podiums 0
Fastest laps 0
Points 0
Laps Raced 0
Distance Raced 0 km (0 mi)
Races Led 0
Laps Led 0
Distance Led 0 km (0 mi)

Career Results[]

Complete Formula One results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Pts Pos
1993 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of Europe.svg Flag of San Marino.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of Great Britain.png Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Portugal.svg Flag of Japan.svg Flag of Australia.svg 0 NC
Ret


Key
Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
1st Winner Ret Retired
2nd Podium finish DSQ Disqualified
3rd DNQ Did not qualify
5th Points finish DNPQ Did not pre-qualify
14th Non-points finish TD Test driver
NC Non-classified finish (<90% race distance) DNS Did not start
Italics Scored point(s) for Fastest Lap [+] More Symbols

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