Pacchia

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Pacchia
Pacchia logo.png
Full Name Pacchia
Base Mugello, Italy
Founder(s) Luca Pacchiarini
Noted Drivers Flag of Italy svg.png Luca Pacchiarini
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Dougal Kerr
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Ashley Watkinson
Flag of the United States svg.png Nicolas Steele
First Race 2010 German Grand Prix
Races 40
Constructors' Championships 0
Drivers' Championships 0
Race Wins 1
Podiums 5
Points 76
Pole Positions 2
Fastest Laps 1
Last Race 2012 F1RWRS Indianapolis 500


Pacchia was an Italian F1RWRS team notable for using the particular Coswojuddhartlambo engine for the entirety of its existence, making the team name with the engine's name synonymous with the original name, as it was assembled by the Italian team out of old bits of Cosworth, Judd, Hart and Lamborghini Formula One engines "glued" together with some original parts added on later revisions of the engine, the package being surprisingly competitive in its first season. The team was founded by Luca Pacchiarini, who was also the team's driver (the team approached Andrea Montermini, but the move was critized by the media and evantually turned down by Montermini, something that also happened with Acuri Autosport when approaching Adrian Sutil for Acuri) although the team eventually also employed Ashley Watkinson, Nicolas Steele and Dougal Kerr as second and/or third drivers. After the major changes brought to the series for the 2013 season, the first ever privateer team in the series went bankrupt, unable to adapt to the new regulations, although the engine manufacturing facility still operates to this day. However, they would have one last laugh, winning their first race at the 2012 F1RWRS Chinese Grand Prix.

F1RWRS Results

Year Chassis Engine # Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Points CC
2010 Pacchia LP-01 Coswojuddhartlambo V.1 GER LUX SAX CHN TAS BHR BEL GBR AUS 43 5th
20 Flag of Italy svg.png Luca Pacchiarini 9 2 9 11 4 2 2 4 6
2011 Pacchia LP-02 Coswojuddhartlambo V.2 BAV GER SAX LUX BEL GBR ENG KEN NED TAS AUS NSW SUR CHN USA 16th 16
8 Flag of Italy svg.png Luca Pacchiarini DNPQ DSQ 11 3 DNPQ DNPQ 16 7 DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ 12 DNPQ 17 9
9 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Ashley Watkinson 14 18 18 Ret 5 DNPQ 9
28 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Dougal Kerr DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ DNS DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ
2012 Pacchia LP-03 Coswojuddhartlambo V.3 BAV SAX GER LUX BEL NED GBR KEN ENG TAS SUR NSW AUS CHN USA 500 =11th 17
27 Flag of Italy svg.png Luca Pacchiarini Ret DNPQ 7 7 DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ 19 DNPQ Ret DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ 1 Ret Ret
28 Flag of the United States svg.png Nicolas Steele Ret DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ

Later use of the Pacchia engines

In the same year of Pacchia's final year in F1RWRS, the Pacchia/Coswojuddhartlambo V.3 engine would be later used by Trueba Racing Team in Street Racing League. Giovanna Amati brought the car to the twelfth place in Brazilian race, and never qualified since, before the evantual collapse of the series.

The Pacchia engines has been used in other racing series, and the engine manufacturing facility is still operating to this day, with supervision of Mr. Pacchiarini. The V.4 engine was used by the Donkervoort Automobielen team in the non-championship 2014 Luxembourg Grand Prix. The team attempted to enter F1RWRS, but later withdraw the proposal. An improved version of the engine, V.5, is being made available to the F1RWRS teams in 2016.