Miguel Angel Guerra

Miguel Angel Guerra

31/8/1953

Guerra was, until the first-corner accident which eliminated Marco Apicella at Monza in 1993, famous for having the shortest Grand Prix career on record.

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Guerra was, until the first-corner accident which eliminated Marco Apicella at Monza in 1993, famous for having the shortest Grand Prix career on record.

His sole Formula 1 start was with Osella in 1981, having failed to qualify for the United States Grand Prix West, the Brazilian Grand Prix and the Argentine Grand Prix, and he was rewarded with a broken arm and leg when he was elbowed into the wall on the run down towards the Tosa hairpin barely a third of the way through the opening lap of the San Marino Grand Prix at Imola.

He had three seasons in Formula 2 behind him. The first, in 1978, saw a few outings in a Chevron, the second, in a March, yielded his best finish, a third place at Hockenheim and he then endured a disappointing year with the troublesome Minardi.

Guerra recovered from his Imola crash to reappear briefly in Formula 2 at the end of the 1981 season in the Adriatic GP at Misano, finishing a distant 13th. However, his racing career was far from over, and on his return to Argentina Guerra was a front-runner in the Formula 2/3 CoDaSur series until 1987 when he made the switch to touring cars, in which he was a regular competitor throughout the nineties.

Along with fellow ex-Grand Prix drivers Larrauri and Hoffmann, Miguel then made the switch to the SudAm Super Touring championship.

Currently in charge of the Argentine Top Race V6 series and still racing.

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