Luca Pacchiarini

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Luca Pacchiarini
Nationality Flag of Italy svg.png Italian
Born
Current Team
Car Number
Former Teams Pacchia
Races 40 (25 starts)
Championships 0
Victories 1
Podiums 5
Points 70
Pole Positions 1
Fastest Laps 0
First Race 2010 F1RWRS German Grand Prix
First Victory 2012 F1RWRS Chinese Grand Prix
Last Victory 2012 F1RWRS Chinese Grand Prix
Last Race 2012 F1RWRS Indianapolis 500
Best Finish 6th (2010)


Luca Pacchiarini (born ??/??/???? in Italy) is a retired Italian racing driver known for being the first and most successful independent driver in the F1RWRS.

F1RWRS Career

2010

Luca Pacchiarini joined into the F1RWRS with his own self-run team, Pacchia-Coswojuddhartlambo. Luca built the car from scratch and decided to join the F1RWRS after a failed entry in Formula One. Luca also decided to drive for Pacchia, becoming the first driver-owner in the sport. The 2010 F1RWRS season was Luca's first and most successful season. Luca took his first podium after only two races, a second place at the 2010 Luxembourg Grand Prix. Pacchiarini finished second in three races that season, coming within four seconds of the leader at every race. Luca's performances earned him sixth place in the Drivers' Championship for that season.

2011

After his successful 2010 season, Luca Pacchiarini decided to field two cars for the 2011 F1RWRS season. Pacchia hired Ashley Watkinson to drive in the second car. However, hiring Watkinson would turn out to be a mistake for Pacchia. Watkinson's only points finish for Pacchia was at the 2011 F1RWRS Belgian Grand Prix. Watkinson also directly criticized Pacchiarini, claiming that the team had only brought enough tyres for Luca to drive. Watkinson departed from Pacchia after the 2011 English Grand Prix. He was replaced by Dougal Kerr, 34-year-old white van champion from the United Kingdom. To add to these dramas, Pacchiarini had a disappointing year; his best finish was a third place at the 2011 Luxembourg Grand Prix. He would finish twenty-third in the Drivers' Championship that year. Kerr failed to qualify for a single race during 2011.

2012

Luca Pacchiarini was desperate for results for the 2012 F1RWRS season but the season was almost a complete disaster. Pacchiarini failed to qualify for half the races that year. Pacchia also ran Nicolas Steele for part of the season but Steele only qualified for one race before leaving for Team Calinetic. It quickly became apparent that Pacchia was running out of money. However, Luca Pacchiarini finally took a victory for Pacchia at the 2012 F1RWRS Chinese Grand Prix. The team was overjoyed but received news that the team would not be continuing for the 2013 F1RWRS season just a few weeks later. Pacchia did not want to adapt to the new rules for 2013 but it was a moot point as the team went bankrupt in January of 2013. It was a sad end to one of the F1RWRS original teams. Pacchia's collapse left Team Calinetic, Prospec and Kahama as the only original F1RWRS teams left (Calinetic would later collapse, so by 2014 Prospec and Kahama were the only original teams).

Complete F1RWRS Results

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 DC Pts
2010 Pacchia GER
9
LUX
2
SAX
9
CHN
11
TAS
4
BHR
2
BEL
2
GBR
4
AUS
6
6th 43
2011 Pacchia BAV
DNPQ
GER
DSQ
SAX
11
LUX
3
BEL
DNPQ
GBR
DNPQ
ENG
16
KEN
7
NED
DNPQ
TAS
DNPQ
AUS
DNPQ
NSW
12
SUR
DNPQ
CHN
17
USA
9
23rd 10
2012 Pacchia BAV
Ret
SAX
DNPQ
GER
7
LUX
Ret
BEL
DNPQ
NED
DNPQ
GBR
DNPQ
KEN
19
ENG
DNPQ
TAS
Ret
SUR
DNPQ
NSW
DNPQ
AUS
DNPQ
CHN
1
USA
Ret
500
Ret
17th 17