1988 Formula One Indoor Trophy
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The 1988 Formula One Indoor Trophy took place on December 7–8 at the
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. The winner was
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in a
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Minardi
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Participants

This was the inaugural
Formula One Indoor TrophyThe Formula One Indoor Trophy or Trofeo Indoor Formula One was a non-championship Formula One sprint held at the Bologna Motor Show between 1988 and 1996. Despite having ''Indoor'' in the name of the race, the race was staged outside. The first race ...
, held after the close of the 1988 season. Of the six participants, five were Italians, and none were from any of the leading teams.
Nicola Larini Nicola Larini (born 19 March 1964) is an Italian racing driver. He participated in 75 Formula One Formula One (also known as Formula 1 or F1) is the highest class of international auto racing for Open wheel car, single-seater Formula racing ...
was representing
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, as he had for the entire season.
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Minardi
sent two representatives, Pierluigi Martini and the only non-Italian at the event, Spaniard
Luis Pérez-Sala Luis Pérez-Sala Valls-Taberner (born 15 May 1959 in Barcelona) is a Spanish former racing driver who competed in Formula One Formula One (also known as Formula 1 or F1) is the highest class of international auto racing for Open wheel car ...
. These were the drivers that had driven for them in the regular season, after Martini replaced Adrian Campos mid-season. EuroBrun had been represented by Oscar Larrauri and Stefano Modena during the season, but it was Fabrizio Barbazza, who had never driven in a Grand Prix, who drove the car at the Indoor Trophy. BMS Scuderia Italia also sent along one of their Dallara cars, driven by regular driver Alex Caffi. The only other entrant was from First Racing, FIRST, who were not even an F1 constructor at the time, but in fact an International Formula 3000 entrant. The car was driven by Gabriele Tarquini, who had driven for the team in F3000 in 1987, but by the time of the Indoor Trophy was driving for French team Automobiles Gonfaronnaises Sportives, AGS.


Results

The six drivers were drawn into three quarter final head to head races. Caffi would face Larini, Martini would face Tarquini and Pérez-Sala would face Barbazza. As could be expected from the form of the season, Caffi, Martini and Pérez-Sala were all victorious. As the closest loser, Larini also progressed to the semi finals to make up the full complement of four. Larini was defeated again in the semis by Pérez-Sala, but Caffi pulled a surprise against Martini to prevent an all-Minardi final. In that final though, Pérez-Sala once again followed the expected course, taking the victory.


References


Bologna Sprint - The GEL Motorsport Information Page
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