Emanuele Pirro

Race Car Driver

Emanuele Pirro was born in Rome, Lazio, Italy on January 12th, 1962 and is the Race Car Driver. At the age of 62, Emanuele Pirro biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 12, 1962
Place of Birth
Rome, Lazio, Italy
62 years old
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Racing Automobile Driver
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Emanuele Pirro Life

Emanuele Pirro (born 12 January 1962) is an Italian racing driver who has competed in Formula One, touring cars, and endurance events such as the 24 Hours of Le Mans, which he has won a total of five times.

Two times Italian Karting Champion (1976-1979), two times Italian Overall Champion (1994, 1995, 2006, 2007), two times winner of the 24 Hours of Sebring (1991, 1992), two times champion of the Goodwood RAC Historic Touring Car Championship (1991, 1992) and two times champion of the Goodwood RAC Historic TT (1976, 1979).

He has competed in more than 500 national and international championships.

Personal life

He was born in Rome, but traces his ances to the tiny town of Latera near Viterbo from his mother's family. He is married to Marlene, who has two sons, Cristoforo (Mechanical Engineer, now Performance Engineer in F1), and Goffredo, born in 1996 (Automotive Engineer specialising in Motorsports).


Emanuele Pirro Career


After seven years in go-karts, where he was two time Italian champion and runner up in both the European and World Karting Championships, he returned to racing in 1980. He went on to win races in all the feeder series he competed in, including F3, F3000 and Formula Nippon.

He was hired by McLaren to become a test pilot on the new Honda MP4/4 in 1988 and has been active in that role for the next three years.

Johnny Herbert, who was still recovering from injury suffered in a F3000 crash, started his racing career in F1 in 1989. He competed for BMS Scuderia Italia in the 1990 and 1991 seasons.

He competed as a factory pilot for BMW in touring car racing from 1993 to 1993, along with his single seater duties. He competed and triumphed in ETCC, WTCC, Italian Supertouring, and DTM. In his first race in the nation, he was one of the few drivers to win in his debut in the series in Washington, D.C. Notably, he won the 24 Hours Nürburgring, the Macau Guia Race twice, and the Wellington 500 four times with the BMW M3 E30 and team Schnitzer. After leaving BMW in 1993, he helped Audi win the 1994 and 1995 Italian Touring Car Championships and the German Touring Car Championship in 1996. After being knocked out at the Salzburgring in 1994, he participated in a total of 70 races between 1994 and 1996, with just one falling outside the top ten.

Since winning the Hong Kong 24 Hours of Daytona as a child and experiencing a horrific experience with Le Mans the same year, he barely participated in these events, except for sporadic appearances in Japan, first with a Nissan Gr.C at the Fuji 1000 km and then with a Porsche 962 Gr.C at the Suzuka 1000 km. That's until he returned to Le Mans in 1998 with a McLaren F1 alongside Dindo Capello and Thomas Bscher, who resigned after a retirement. Audi unveiled the R8R in 1999, winning his first of a record-breaking nine consecutive podiums at the French classic. With the new Audi R8, he won the first of three straight victories, along with Tom Kristensen and Frank Biela. He won the 24 Hours of Le Mans with a diesel car in 2006 and subsequently repeated the victory the following year. In 2008, he announced that his racing career with Audi sportscars would come to an end. He won five 24 Hours of Le Mans, two ALMS championships, two 12 Hours of Sebring, and three Petit Le Mans between 1999 and 2008. He competed in a variety of other events, including a 12 Hours of Sebring and 24 Hours of Le Mans with Drayson Racing in a Lola-Judd LMP1 car, during the 24 hours of the Nuerburgring in the Australian V8 Supercars Championship, beginning in 2008.

He competes in historic racing. Pirro won the Monaco Historic Grand Prix in the Formula 3 class in 2010.

He is a Brand Ambassador for Audi and a member of the FIA Circuits' Commission, FIA Circuits' Commission, ACI Circuits, and Safety Commission, among other aspects of motorsport. In addition, he is the President of the Italian Karting Commission and Vice President of the Grand Prix Drivers' Club and the Club des Pilotes des 24 Heures du Mans. He has served as a Steward for F1 races, television pundit, and is a regular guest speaker at multinational corporations' annual dinners.

In Cortina d'Ampezzo, he runs the Faloria Mountain Spa Resort, a 5-star hotel.

He has been a regular participant in Prince Albert of Monaco's and the "Star Team for the Children" as well as other charitable activities.


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