Formula One drivers from Portugal
This article relies largely or entirely on a single source. (September 2019)
|Highest season finish||16th (2005)|
|First entry||1958 Portuguese Grand Prix|
|Latest entry||2006 Brazilian Grand Prix|
There have been 5 Formula One drivers from Portugal.
Casimiro de Oliveira is regarded as Portugal's first Formula One driver, despite not arriving to the only race he was entered in, the 1958 Portuguese Grand Prix. He did test a Maserati 250F at the Circuito da Boavista before the race, however withdrew on safety grounds. Ironically, he was responsible for the organisation of the event.
Pedro Chaves became the third Portuguese F1 driver 27 years after Cabral when he signed for Scuderia Coloni in 1991. The car was out of date, fragile and hard to handle and as a result he failed to pre-qualify for any of the 13 races he entered, quitting the sport with three races to go in the 1991 season.
Pedro Lamy made his debut for Lotus at the 1993 Italian Grand Prix, filling in for the injured Alessandro Zanardi. He completed the final four races of 1993 and the first four races of 1994 with the team, before breaking both legs and wrists in a testing crash at Silverstone. Post-recovery, he returned to the sport with Minardi, picking up the team's only point of 1995 in Australia. Lamy remained with Minardi for 1996, however the team's lack of resources saw him fail to score another point and he subsequently left Formula One at season's end.
Tiago Monteiro made his debut for backmarkers Jordan Grand Prix in 2005. Despite the car's uncompetitive nature he managed an 8th place at the Belgian Grand Prix and scored the first podium for a Portuguese driver in Formula One with 3rd in the controversial 2005 United States Grand Prix. The team, re-branded Midland, retained him for 2006 however he did not score another point and with Midland taken over by Spyker for 2007 Monteiro did not retain his drive, switching to the World Touring Car Championship.
|Casimiro de Oliveira||1958|
|Mário de Araújo Cabral||1959–1960, 1963–1964|
- "Casimiro de Oliveira". StatsF1.com.