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Luciano Pavesi

7th July 1942 (Age 78)
Milan, Lombardy
Most recent race (in database):

Ralt’s Italian importer during the 1980s, Luciano Pavesi also ran a strong independent team at the time. Pierluigi Martini was crowned 1983 European Formula 3 Champion with his Alfa Romeo-powered RT3 and the team also won races in Formula 3000.

Italian Formula 3 Champion

Pavesi also raced himself and competed in Italian F3 during the 1970s with Scuderia Ala d’Oro. He drove a Brabham BT41 from 1973 and won a heat at Casale that year. His first outright victory came at that circuit a year later and Pavesi’s Brabham BT41-Toyota won twice to clinch the 1975 Italian F3 Championship.

Formula 2 career

Pavesi fitted a BMW engine into the Brabham to make his Formula 2 debut in a non-championship race at Misano that year and he drove a Ralt RT1-Hart in selected Italian F2 races over the next two seasons. Bruno Giacomelli dominated at Vallelunga in 1977 on what was Pavesi’s most impressive race weekend. He qualified in fourth position and finished in a career-best sixth.

Team owner

The relationship with Ralt developed into one of agent as Pavesi’s career as a driver wound down. In addition to success in F3, Luciano Pavesi Racing enjoyed a stand-out season in F3000 in 1986. The Ralt RT20-Cosworths of Pierluigi Martini and Luis Pérez Sala won five races that year and they were runner-up and fourth respectively in the final points.

Championship seasons