Roberto Guerrero

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Roberto Guerrero
Roberto Guerrero 2010 Indy 500 Practice Day 7.JPG
Guerrero at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in May 2010.
Born(1958-11-16) 16 November 1958 (age 55)
Medellín, Colombia
Formula One World Championship career
NationalityColombia Colombian
Active years19821983
TeamsEnsign, Theodore
Races29 (21 starts)
Championships0
Wins0
Podiums0
Career points0
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
First race1982 South African Grand Prix
Last race1983 European Grand Prix
 
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Roberto Guerrero
Roberto Guerrero 2010 Indy 500 Practice Day 7.JPG
Guerrero at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in May 2010.
Born(1958-11-16) 16 November 1958 (age 55)
Medellín, Colombia
Formula One World Championship career
NationalityColombia Colombian
Active years19821983
TeamsEnsign, Theodore
Races29 (21 starts)
Championships0
Wins0
Podiums0
Career points0
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
First race1982 South African Grand Prix
Last race1983 European Grand Prix
Roberto Guerrero
CART Championship Car
Years active1984–95
TeamsBignotti-Cotter Racing
Cotter Racing
Granatelli Racing
Morales Motorsports
Patrick Racing
Euromotorsport
King Motorsports
Pagan Racing
Starts118
Wins2
Poles6
Best finish4th in 1987
Awards
1984CART Rookie of the year
Roberto Guerrero
Indy Racing League IndyCar Series
Years active1996–2000
TeamsPagan Racing
Cobb Racing
Team Coulson
Starts25
Wins0
Poles0
Best finish4th in 1996
Awards
1998Scott Brayton Trophy
This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Guerrero and the second or maternal family name is Isaza.

Roberto José Guerrero Isaza (born 16 November 1958, in Medellín) is a former racing driver from Colombia. He participated in 29 Formula One Grands Prix, debuting on 23 January 1982. He currently lives in San Juan Capistrano, California.

With no championship points in Formula One and no prospects to drive for a competitive team, Guerrero left at the end of the 1983 season to race in the United States. He had an auspicious beginning to his Champ Car racing career, winning both CART and Indianapolis 500 rookie of the year honors in 1984. His initial promise was never completely fulfilled, winning only two CART races, both in 1987. Later the same year he had a massive accident which left him in a coma for 17 days.

Of special note were Guerrero's participations in the Indianapolis 500. He came very close to winning outright on two occasions, but bad luck always kept the victory out of his grasp. In 1992 he spun off on the pace lap after having qualified on the pole position. Guerrero finished runner up twice, in the top-five five times, and held the qualifying speed record from 1992 through 1996. Guerrero was also selected to participate in the 1988 International Race of Champions.

Guerrero became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1989. He and his wife have three children and reside in Orange County, California.

In recent years Guerrero has returned to racing, but of a different venue. He began off-road racing at the legendary Baja 2000. He has since continued to race in Baja 1000 events and guide tours of the Baja Peninsula with Wide Open Baja.

Racing record[edit]

Complete Formula One World Championship results[edit]

(key)

YearEntrantChassisEngine12345678910111213141516WDCPoints
1982Ensign RacingEnsign N180BFord Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8RSA
DNQ
NC0
Ensign N181BRA
DNQ
USW
Ret
SMR
BEL
DNQ
MON
DNQ
DET
Ret
CAN
Ret
NED
DNQ
GBR
Ret
FRA
DNQ
GER
8
AUT
Ret
SUI
Ret
ITA
NC
CPL
DNS
1983Theodore Racing TeamTheodore N183Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8BRA
NC
USW
Ret
FRA
Ret
SMR
Ret
MON
DNPQ
BEL
Ret
DET
NC
CAN
Ret
GBR
16
GER
Ret
AUT
Ret
NED
12
ITA
13
EUR
12
RSA
NC0

American Open Wheel racing results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)

CART[edit]

YearTeamChassisEngine1234567891011121314151617RankPoints
1984Bignotti-CotterMarch 84CFord Cosworth DFXLBH
Ret
PHX1
Ret
INDY
2
MIL
Ret
POR
Ret
MEA
Ret
CLE
5
MIS1
5
ROA
11
POC
Ret
MDO
Ret
SAN
Ret
MIS2
Ret
PHX2
Ret
LS
7
LVG
6
11th52
1985Team CotterMarch 85CFord Cosworth DFXLBH
Ret
INDY
3
MIL
6
POR
Ret
MEA
DNS
CLE
19
MIS1
Ret
ROA
Ret
POC
Ret
MDO
Ret
SAN
Ret
MIS2
Ret
LS
4
PHX
Ret
MIA
Ret
  17th34
1986Team CotterMarch 86CFord Cosworth DFXPHX1
8
LBH
DNS
INDY
4
MIL
Ret
POR
Ret
MEA
4
CLE
Ret
TOR
Ret
MIS1
Ret
POC
Ret
MDO
2
SAN
Ret
MIS2
Ret
ROA
4
LS
5
PHX
Ret
MIA
2
9th87
1987Granatelli RacingMarch 87CFord Cosworth DFXLBH
Ret
PHX
1
INDY
2
MIL
Ret
POR
Ret
MEA
Ret
CLE
5
TOR
4
MIS
Ret
POC
3
ROA
7
MDO
1
NAZLSMIA  4th106
1988Granatelli RacingLola T88/00Ford Cosworth DFXPHX
2
LBH
Ret
INDY
Ret
MIL
DNS
CLE
Ret
TORMEAMIS
Ret
POC
3
MDO
11
MIA
Ret
12th40
March 87CPOR
14
ROA
Ret
NAZ
6
LS
Ret
1989Alex Morales MotorsportsMarch 89CEAlfa Romeo Indy V8PHXLBHINDYMILDET
8
POR
Ret
CLE
13
MEA
Ret
TOR
Ret
MIS
Ret
POC
16
MDO
12
ROA
Ret
LS
Ret
23rd6
March 88CNAZ
Ret
1990Patrick RacingMarch 90CAAlfa Romeo Indy V8PHX
Ret
LBH
14
INDY
Ret
MIL
Ret
DET
Ret
POR
8
CLE
Ret
MEA
Ret
TOR16th24
Lola T90/00MIS
5
DEN
Ret
VAN
Ret
MDO
Ret
ROA
8
NAZ
9
LS
Ret
1991Patrick RacingLola T91/00Alfa Romeo Indy V8SRFLBHPHXINDY
Ret
MIL37th0
King RacingBuick V6 (t/c)DET
15
PORCLEMEADEN
Ret
VANMDOROANAZLS
18
EuromotorsportFord Cosworth DFSTOR
Ret
MIS
1992King RacingLola T91/00Buick V6 (t/c)SRFPHXLBH
Ret
38th1
Lola T92/00INDY
Ret
DETPORMILNHATORMISCLEROAVANMDONAZLS
1993King RacingLola T93/00Chevrolet 265CSRF
Ret
PHX
Ret
LBH
5
INDY
Ret
MIL
7
DET
Ret
POR
Ret
CLE
Ret
TOR
10
MIS
7
NHA
4
ROA
Ret
VAN
11
MDONAZLS14th39
1994Pagan RacingLola T92/00Buick V6 (t/c)SRFPHXLBHINDY
Ret
MILDETPORCLETORMISMDONHAVANROANAZLS54th0
1995Pagan RacingReynard 94iMercedes-Benz IC108BMIASRFPHX
16
LBHNAZINDY
12
MILDETPORROATORCLEMISMDONHAVANLS33rd1

Indy Racing League[edit]

YearTeamChassisEngine12345678910111213RankPoints
1996Pagan RacingReynard 94iFord XBWDW
5
PHX
16
5th237
Reynard 95iINDY
5
1996–1997Pagan RacingReynard 95iFord XBNHM
6
7th221
Reynard 94iLVS
4
DallaraInfinitiWDW
17
PHX
7
INDY
27
TXS
13
OldsmobilePPIR
18
CLT
17
NH2
6
LV2
14
1998Pagan RacingDallaraOldsmobileWDW
26
PHX
27
INDY
22
TXS
24
NHMDOVCLT26th83
Cobb RacingG-ForceInfinitiPPIR
21
ATL
19
TX2
4
LVS
20
1999Cobb RacingG-ForceInfinitiWDW
13
PHX
16
INDY
25
TXSPPIRATLDOVPPI2LVSTX230th36
2000A.J. Foyt EnterprisesDallaraOldsmobileWDWPHXLVSINDY
DNQ
TXSPPIRATL44th7
Team CoulsonG-ForceKTY
23
TX2
2001Dick Simon RacingDallaraOldsmobilePHXHMSATLINDY
DNQ
TXSPPIRRIRKANNSHKTYSTLCHITX2NC-

Indianapolis 500[edit]

YearChassisEngineStartFinishTeam
1984March 84CFord Cosworth DFX72Bignotti-Cotter
1985March 85CFord Cosworth DFX163Team Cotter
1986March 86CFord Cosworth DFX84Team Cotter
1987March 87CFord Cosworth DFX52Granatelli Racing
1988Lola T88/00Ford Cosworth DFX1232Granatelli Racing
1990March 90CAAlfa Romeo Indy V82823Patrick Racing
1991Lola T91/00Alfa Romeo2830Patrick Racing
1992Lola T92/00Buick V6 (t/c)133King Racing
1993Lola T93/00Chevrolet 265C1028King Racing
1994Lola T92/00Buick V6 (t/c)3033Pagan Racing
1995Reynard 94IMercedes-Benz IC108B1312Pagan Racing
1996Reynard 95IFord XB65Pagan Racing
1997DallaraInfiniti1927Pagan Racing
1998DallaraOldsmobile922Pagan Racing
1999G-ForceInfiniti2525Cobb Racing
2000DallaraOldsmobileDNQA.J. Foyt Enterprises
2001DallaraOldsmobileDNQDick Simon Racing

Sources[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Teo Fabi
Indianapolis 500
Rookie of the Year

1984 with:
Michael Andretti
Succeeded by
Arie Luyendyk
Preceded by
Teo Fabi
CART
Rookie of the Year

1984
Succeeded by
Arie Luyendyk
Awards
Preceded by
John Paul, Jr.
Scott Brayton Award
1998
Succeeded by
Eliseo Salazar

References[edit]