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Emanuele Pirro watches the competition on the monitor during the time work is performed on his Benetton-Ford B189. He qualified 13th and finished the wet race in 10th position.
Have you noticed? The picture from Sao Paulo is not showing Emanuele Pirro, you see Johnny Herbert his fromer team mate in the Benetton-Cockpit. It is a very nice and unusal picture of the car in which Pirro made his debut in Grand Prix Motorsport.
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At his first GP-race Emanuele qualified for the 24th position.

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When Emanuele Pirro made his GP debut in the Benetton-Ford B188, he was in company of 3 other newcomers, but for shure the most experienced one. As a McLaren testdriver he had already more then 20.000 Formula 1 kilometer under the belt.
When Ayrton Senna, the winner of the french GP, was shown the chequered flag after 80 laps, Emanuele had driven 78 laps, finishing 9th in his debut race.
Alessandro Nannini, Emanuele's team mate was driving the current modell the Benetton-Ford B189, Emanuele had to drive the B188, this was the car from the prevouis year.
A collision caused by Michele Alboreto in his Arrows forced Emanuele to give up the race.
Emanuele followes conentrated the Montreal training session on the monitor.
The best result of the season, with a disappointing Dallara, was a 10th position on the Hungaroring near Budapest.
Precise driving is essential in the narrow streets of the principality, especially to punch the car through the numerous corners. In 1990, Emanuele could unfortunately not participate in the race after he had blown the engine in the pre-start.
During the 1990 season Emanuele drove for Beppe Lucchini's Scuderia Italia a Dallara-Ford. Here pictured in a BMS Dallara-Ford 190.
Emanuele's result in qualifying made him start from the 12th position in the race, while his teammate J. J. Lehto had to start from the 19th position. Pirro eventually came in on 11th position.
A shot of Pirro leaving the pits in qualifying, in which he eventually gained the 7th starting position. Unfortunately, Emanuele could not finish the race after his engine lost oil pressure.
In the streets of Monte Carlo: The 12th position on the grid (followed by teammate Lehto) was not bad, especially since Monte Carlo is probably the most difficult circuit in the world of Formula 1.
Emanuele Pirro finished 6th after 78 laps on the monegasic street course. This was his second and last point finish in Formula 1.   Later in '91 in Australia he was 3rd, when an accident happend and the race was stopped with the red flag, for classification the positions of the penultimate lap are taken, unfortunatly he was only 7th on this lap.
The sparks indicate how close the chassis of a formula 1 car is to the road. Emauele started as 16th again he placed his car in front of his teammate J.J. Lehto, who qualified 20th. Emanuele finished his home Grand Prix in 10th position.
On the sunny site: In Phoenix Emanuele qualified his Dallara for 9th position, the next car behind the four top teams McLaren, Ferrari, Williams and Benetton.
In hot Arizona, Emanuele had to start from the 9th position. One can see his teammate J. J. Lehto behind him, Martin Brundle in his Brabham is on the left.
In 1991 the last GP USA was run in the streets of Phoenix. Emanuele Pirro driving a BMS Dallara-Judd 191.  Many teams tested on the small firebird track in the dessert, Emanuele was third fastest, the new chassis from the new designer fantastic but the engine was the weakest part of the car.