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Domenico Schiattarella

Full Name:
Domenico "Mimmo" Schiattarella
17th November 1967 (Age 52)
Milan, Lombardy
Most recent race (in database):

"Mimmo" Schiattarella was already 16 years old when he began racing karts but he quickly attracted attention and race wins. Two seasons in the junior car ranks ended with victory in the 1987 Italian Formula 2000 Championship before he graduated to Italian Formula 3 for the following season.

He spent four years in the category and came close to winning the title in 1991 when driving a Ravarotto Ralt RT35-Alfa Romeo. Twice a winner, Schiattarella entered the final round six points behind rival Giambattista Busi. They crashed into each other on the opening lap with Busi eliminated. Schiattarella continued only to be black flagged for an "incorrect overtaking manoeuvre".

Champ Cars and Formula 1

Rather than continue in Europe, the Italian raced in Sud-Am F3 and Formula Atlantic before making a surprise move into the big time in 1994. First, he drove a Project Indy Lola T93/00-Ford in a couple of Champ Car races before entering the final two Grands Prix of the season with MTV Simtek.

He remained with Simtek for 1995 and was ninth in the Argentine GP. However, the team went into receivership in June and Schiattarella’s Formula 1 career was over. He made another two Champ Car appearances for Project Indy that season and finished 16th at Long Beach in 1998.

The Italian joined Gabriele Rafanelli’s Olive Garden-sponsored team for the inaugural American Le Mans Series in 1999. He shared the winning Riley & Scott with Eric van de Poele in the second round at Road Atlanta in what was one of five top-10 finishes that year.

He continued with the team for another four seasons but never won again. His most recent race in the ALMS was in 2003 and he has since competed in national events.

Championship seasons