Date of Birth: 23 October 1966 Born: Bologna, Italy Lives: Bologna, Italy & Monte Carlo, Monaco
European Championship 'Europe Cup', Le Mans - 1st
Monaco F3 race - pole position
Along with two victories, Alessandro's qualifiying performance during the season was outstanding. He qualified on the front row of the grid on all but one occasion, when he qualified third.
FIA Formula One World Championship debut
TEAM: Jordan Grand Prix
Alessandro ran 3 races for Jordan, replacing Bertrand Gachot and Roberto Moreno
Spanish Grand Prix 9th Japanese Grand Prix retired - gearbox Australian Grand Prix 9thFor his determination and competitiveness he won the prestigious Casco d'Oro Tricolore, voted by Italy's top motorsports journalists.
Alessandro raced in the British, German and Hungarian Grands Prix for Minardi, replacing the injured Christian Fittipaldi
In 1992 Alessandro's role as official test and development driver for Benetton Formula also enabled him to gain further Formula One experience.
Alessandro displayed mature and confident driving ability during the season, highlighted by an excellent sixth place in Brazil and a fine drive in the Monaco Grand Prix for seventh place. Along with his racing commitments, he was fundamental in solving the problems with the 107B's Active System and developing Team Lotus's traction control system.
Due to injuries sustained during an accident at the Belgium Grand Prix, Alessandro was unable to compete in the last four races of the season.
Grand Prix Qualifying Race result South Africa 16th retired - accident Brazil 15th 6th Europe (Donington) 13th 8th San Marino 20th retired - accident Spain 14th retired - engine Monaco 20th 7th Canada 21st 11th France 17th retired - active problem Britain 14th retired - active problem Germany 15th retired - spin Hungary 21st retired - gearbox Belgium accident did not start
He has spent the winter working with the team's engineers to develop the Mugen-Honda powered 107C in preparation for the arrival of the Type 109.
After Pedro Lamy's injuries in testing, Alessandro started deputising for him at the Spanish Grand Prix.