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R.I.P. Guido Forti


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#1 ghinzani

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 17:11

Just read the sad news Guido has passed away aged 72. Nurtured many Italian and other talents with his F3 and F3000 teams.

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#2 midgrid

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 19:00

Sad news. I was a fan of the F1 team despite its lack of competitiveness; it's a shame that memories of the 1995 and 1996 seasons tend to eclipse the success he enjoyed in the junior formulae.

Edited by midgrid, 11 January 2013 - 19:01.


#3 ensign14

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 20:42

Also Forti was unlucky to get into F1 at a time when there were few real embarrassments on the grid. Probably 10 years too late; had he come in in a decade earlier, say, he might have been on a par with Minardi.

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#4 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 20:58

Ensign, I was thinking that too, but even 5 years earlier may've worked.

Ultimately though, I always felt Guido was too nice and not cut-throat enough to succeed in, what was then, a rapidly changing F1 world. Also, Guido had planned for F1 for a while, and the changes brought in after Senna's death may've affected his plans a little bit, then say, coming in at the start of 1994.

RIP, sad news.

#5 HistoryFan

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 21:24

Forti planed a lady F1 team with Amati (and who else?) for 1992.

He also worked in racing after the F1 team closed down. In 2003 he was involved in a Euro F3000 team (which?).

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#6 JacnGille

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 01:15

Sad news.

#7 E1pix

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 02:05

Sorry to hear this. :(

I admire the little guys who have the gusto to break in as much as anyone.

RIP