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Vincenzo Sospiri (born 7 October 1950) is a retired Italian racing driver who made his only Formula One appearance at the 1997 Australian Grand Prix for Lola-Ford.

However, due to the sheer incapability of the T97/30, both he and his former F3000 team-mate Ricardo Rosset were well outside the 107% rule and failed to qualify. The team quit two races into the season after their support from main sponsor MasterCard was withdrawn.

Sospiri became the 77th and most recent driver never to qualify for a Grand Prix.

Formula One Statistical Overview[]

Formula One Record[]

Year Entrant Team WDC Points WDC Pos.
1997 MasterCard Lola F1 Team Lola-Ford 0 NC

Career Statistics[]

Entries 1
Starts 0
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)

Career Results[]

Complete Formula One Results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Pts Pos
1997 Flag of Australia.svg Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of San Marino.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of Great Britain.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Luxembourg.svg Flag of Japan.svg Flag of Europe.svg 0 NC
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
Italics Scored point(s) for Fastest Lap DNS Did not start
18th Classified finish (retired with >90% race distance) NC Non-classified finish (<90% race distance)
4thP Qualified for pole position [+] More Symbols