Last night we learned that former Minardi driver Justin Wilson died after sustaining head injuries at the IndyCar event at Pocono. We fondly remember Justin for driving with Minardi in 2003 and sitting down with us before the start of the season to answer the questions of the fans at ForzaMinardi.com. This is a very sad day for motor sport and we would like to express our deepest condolences to his family, especially his wife and two daughters. May he rest in peace.
Welcome to Forzaminardi.com, a website dedicated to the Minardi Formula 1 team, which raced at the pinnacle of motorsport from 1985 until 2005. In its 20-year history, the team only scored 38 points and never managed to climb the podium. Nevertheless, Minardi had a loyal fan base all over the world because of the talent it brought to the sport -think of Fernando Alonso, Giancarlo Fisichella, Jarno Trulli and Mark Webber - and the perennial fighting spirit it showed in the face of overwhelming competition and a shoestring budget. A decade after the team was sold to Red Bull to become Toro Rosso, and the name Minardi disappeared from the Formula 1 line up, this website continues to tell its story, bringing together a vibrant community of fans.
F1 Champion Fernando Alonso made his debut with Minardi in 2001.
Minardi scored the first of its 38 Formula 1 points in 1988.
Giovanni Lavaggi designed his own Le Mans prototype after leaving F1.