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Teodorico "Teo" Fabi (TAY-oh FAH-bee; born 9 March 1955, Milan, MI, Lombardy, Italy) is an Italian former racing driver who drove in Formula One in the mid-1980s. Despite scoring three pole positions, he never lead a lap in F1. He is the older brother of Corrado Fabi.

Fabi made his F1 début in 1982 with the Toleman. Failing to score any points, he left for CART, scoring a rookie pole at the Indianapolis 500 and finishing a close second in the championship.

Despite starting a second Champ Car campaign, Fabi made his way back into F1 in 1984, with the Brabham. After scoring nine points (including a podium) and suffering a series of retirements, Fabi left racing to run the family mining business after the death of his father. He rejoined Toleman three races into 1985, and scored a surprise pole for the team at the German Grand Prix. However, a slipping clutch saw him fall to eighth, eventually retiring due to the clutch issues. Like his first season at Toleman, he failed to score any points.

Benetton, who had previously sponsored Toleman, took over ownership of the team, and retained Fabi, while bringing in Gerhard Berger. Fabi scored two more pole positions. At the Austrian Grand Prix, he lined up alongside, Berger beat him off the line; Fabi did manage to overtake Berger, but saw his engine fail seconds afterwards. At the Italian Grand Prix, Fabi suffered issues on the parade lap, and saw pole turn into the back of the grid. He eventually retired with a puncture. He ended the season with just two points.

Staying with the team into 1987, Fabi had his strongest season, scoring twelve points (including a second podium). However, Alessandro Nannini was signed for 1988 (to partner Thierry Boutsen, Berger's replacement), and Fabi took out his frustration of a lack of a 1988 driver on Boutsen, deliberately blocking his path despite being a lap down.

Forced out of Formula 1, Fabi returned to Champ Car, without a lot of success, and drove in Le Mans, scoring one runners-up place.


Formula One Career[]

Formula One Statistical Overview[]

Formula One Record[]

Year Entrant Team WDC Points WDC Pos. Report
1982 Candy Toleman Motorsport Toleman-Hart 0 NC Report
1983 Did not compete
1984 MRD International Brabham-BMW 9 12th Report
1985 Toleman Group Motorsport Toleman-Hart 0 NC Report
1986 Benetton Formula Ltd. Benetton-BMW 2 15th Report
1987 Benetton Formula Ltd. Benetton-Ford Cosworth 12 9th Report

Career Statistics[]

Entries 71
Starts 64
Pole Positions 3
Front Row Starts 3
Race Wins 0
Podiums 2
Fastest laps 2
Points 23
Laps Raced 2194
Distance Raced 10374 km (6446 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
1982 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of San Marino.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Switzerland.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of the United States.svg 0 NC
DNQ DNQ DNQ NC Ret DNPQ DNQ Ret Ret DNQ Ret Ret Ret DNQ
1983 Did not compete
1984 Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of San Marino.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Europe.svg Flag of Portugal.svg 9 12th
Ret Ret Ret Ret 9th
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3rd Ret Ret 4th 5th Ret Ret
1985 Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of Portugal.svg Flag of San Marino.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Europe.svg Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of Australia.svg 0 NC
Ret Ret Ret 14th Ret Ret Ret Ret 12th Ret Ret Ret Ret
1986 Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of San Marino.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of Great Britain.png Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Portugal.svg Flag of Mexico.svg Flag of Australia.svg 2 15th
10th 5th Ret Ret 7th Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 8th Ret 10th
1987 Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of San Marino.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of Great Britain.png Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Portugal.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Mexico.svg Flag of Japan.svg Flag of Australia.svg 12 9th
Ret Ret Ret 8th Ret 5th 6th Ret Ret 3rd 7th 4th Ret 5th Ret 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

Notes[]

  1. Race stopped after 31/76 Laps. Half points awarded

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