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.
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|
|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|
|Front Row Starts||3|
|Distance Raced||10374 km (6446 mi)|
|Distance Led||0 km (0 mi)|
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|1983||Did not compete|
|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|
- Race stopped after 31/76 Laps. Half points awarded
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