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Giancarlo Fisichella

Fast but fragile

Giancarlo Fisichella
Born: 14/1/73
Nationality: Italian
First GP: Australia 1996
Wins: 3
2007 position: 8th
Previous teams: Minardi, Jordan, Benetton, Sauber, Renault

Giancarlo Fisichella's time at the top of Formula One appears to be over.

Fast, stylish and experienced, he was a canny choice for Force India, but it cannot be easy for him to be at the back of the grid week-in, week-out.

His time at Renault finally confirmed that Fisichella lacks the bullet-proof mentality to make it to the very top.

But Fisichella expected a better season than this, and you have to wonder how long he can find the motivation to keep going when he is so far from the front.

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