Italian race car driver known as a International Formula 3000 and Formula One Indoor Trophy champion. He also worked as a Ferrari test driver during the 2000's, performing doughnuts during the opening ceremony of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin.
He began kart racing in 1985 and became the national champion in 100cc in 1987.
He set a record for most Grand Prix starts with 50 as well as most laps completed without earning a point with 2,364.
He was born to wealthy parents in northeastern Italy.
He and Brazilian driver Christian Fittipaldi are both International Formula 3000 champions.