Emanuele Pirro

former Formula 1 Driver
5 times the 24 Hours - Le Mans winner

Emanuele Pirro was born in Rome in 1962. He began his career as a professional car racing driver in 1980, after 7 years spent as a kart driver, during which he was twice Italian Champion and European and World Champion. He took part in around 500 competitions, he ran and won all over the world in several international race categories, such as F3, F2, F3000 and Supertouring and in F1 between the 80s and 90s, with Benetton and Dallara Scuderia Italia. He was test driver for 4 years in McLaren Honda when they dominated the F1 scene with Senna, Prost and Berger. Since 1994 he is official Audi driver: with this team, he won several championships – first in the Supertouring category, then in the prototype category, gaining 5 overall victories in the 24Hours of Le Mans, where he stepped on the podium for 9 years in a row; in 2006 for the first time in history he wins the 24Hours of Le Mans with a diesel engine and won twice the ALMS championship. He retired from competition in 2010 and now participates in races with classic cars. Since 2019 he is Lamborghini Brand Ambassador. Among the different positions held, within FIA he is member of the Drivers Commission, of the Track Commission and Historic Commission; within ACI Sport he is member of the Tracks and Circuits Commission and Supervisor of the federal school.