Bruno Giacomelli

Popular Italian who won the 1978 European Formula 2 Championship in a works March-BMW. He graduated to Formula 1 by way of a third works McLaren in 1977 and 78 before embarking on a well-paid three-year contract with Alfa Romeo which yielded a third place at Las Vegas in 1981 but precious little else. After a year with Toleman as Derek Warwick's teammate in 1983, Giacomelli faded from Formula 1 for seven years only to make a surprise reappearance with the abortive Life Formula 1 team in 1990, failing to pre-qualify for a single event.