Miguel Angel Guerra

Born:
31st August 1953 (Age 65)
Buenos Aires
Nationality:
Argentinian
Most recent race (in database):
Biography

This Argentinian has one of the shortest careers in Formula 1 history. Miguel Angel Guerra qualified his Osella FA1B-Ford for the 1981 San Marino Grand Prix in 22nd position after three unsuccessful attempts. Entering Tosa on the first lap, he was hit by Eliseo Salazar’s March and crashed head on into barriers. Marshals eventually extricated him from the wreckage with a broken left hand and ankle. Guerra recovered fully but he never raced in F1 again.

Formula 2 with Minardi

Previous to that most brief of F1 careers (that lasted about a mile), Guerra had spent three seasons with Giancarlo Minardi’s Formula 2 team. His debut season in 1978 started with a BMW-powered Chevron B40 before a Ferrari unit was fitted from Donington Park.

Seventh that day was his best result but he drove a new March 792-BMW during 1979 and immediately improved. Guerra finished third at Hockenheim and fourth at Thruxton to be an early fifth in championship. He qualified a career-best third at Misano but only scored one more point all season.

Minardi introduced its own GM75 chassis in 1980 when fourth at Mugello was the best of Guerra’s five points’ finishes in the BMW-powered car. Ninth in the championship that year, Guerra returned to Minardi and F2 after his fleeting GP career for a one-off at Misano in 1981.

That was his last European race but Guerra continued in the Codasur F2 Championship in South America. Guerra switched to touring cars and won the 1989 TC2000 title before retiring in 2000. He is now Vice President of the Top Race V6 saloon car series in Argentina.

Championship seasons

Season Name Starts Poles Podiums Wins Position Points
1989 Turismo Competicion 2000 1st -
1981 F1 World Championship
Osella Squadra Corse
1 (3) 0 0 0
0% win rate
0
1981 European F2 Championship
Minardi Team
1 0 0 0
0% win rate
0
1980 European F2 Championship
Minardi Team
11 0 0 0
0% win rate
9th 10
1979 European F2 Championship
Minardi Team
12 0 1 0
0% win rate
13th 8
1978 European F2 Championship
Minardi Team
6 (2) 0 0 0
0% win rate
0
1978 European F3 Championship
Scuderia Emiliani
1 0 0 0
0% win rate
0