BIO of Enrico Zanarini

Enrico Zanarini is recognised as a specialist in driver management and sponsorship acquisition. He started his career in driver management in the early 1970s when he was a Marketing Director for Alfa Romeo in Australia.

  • Lives: Lugano, Switzerland
  • Date of Birth: 9 September 1952
  • Family: Married to Jennifer, three children
  • Interests/Hobbies: All sports, particularly basketball, running and cycling
  • Languages: Italian, English, Spanish and French

Some facts

  • Total Attended Grand Prix: 352
  • Best F.1 GP Results: 7 Victories (4 IRV; 3 FIS)
  • World F.1 Manufacturers titles: 3 (2 FIS; 1 IRV)

Enrico's Timeline

Bio

1952

Enrico Zanarini born 9 September 1952

1970

Enricos starts his career in driver management

Marketing Director for Alfa Romeo in Australia

1986

Relocating to Europe and decided to pursue sponsorship

Relocating to Europe and decided to pursue sponsorship and driver management full time, managing drivers in F3 and F3000.

1992

F.1 debut as manager of Emanuele Naspetti, 5 GP

1993

Manager, Naspetti, Sponsorship agent Jordan Grand Prix, 6 GP

1994

Zanarini began his nine-year relationship with Eddie Irvine

1994

Some facts of 1994

Business Manager, Eddie Irvine, 5 GP

1995

Some facts of 1995

Business Manager, Irvine, 10 GP

1996
full-time driver management role in 1996

full-time driver management role in 1996

1996

Some facts of 1996

Business Manager, Irvine, 11 GP

1997

Some facts of 1997

Manager, Irvine, 13 GP

1998

Some facts of 1998

Manager, Irvine, 16 GP

1999

Some facts of 1999

Manager, Irvine, 16 GP

2000

Some facts of 2000

Manager, Irvine, 17 GP

2001

Some facts of 2001

Manager, Irvine, 17 GP

2002

Some facts of 2002

Manager, Irvine, 17 GP

2003
Enrico signed Giancarlo Fisichella

Enrico signed Giancarlo Fisichella

Steering him into seats at Sauber and Renault,

2003

Some facts of 2003

Manager, Fisichella, 15 GP

2004

Some facts of 2004

Manager, Fisichella, 18 GP

2005

Fisichella Motor Sport (FMS)

Enrico expanded into team management and developing new Italian driver talent by setting up F3000 team Fisichella Motor Sport (FMS) in partnership with Giancarlo Fisichella.

2005

Some facts of 2005

Manager, Fisichella, 19 GP

2006
Joining forces with the Coloni family

Joining forces with the Coloni family

Joining forces with the Coloni family in 2006 to form Fisichella Motor Sport International (FMSI)

2006

Some facts of 2006

Manager, Fisichella, 18 GP

2007

Some facts of 2007

Manager, Fisichella, 17 GP

2008

Some facts of 2008

Manager, Fisichella, 16 GP

2009

Fisichella celebrated move to Ferrari

2009

Some facts of 2009

Manager, Fisichella, 17 GP

2010
becoming the most experienced drivers’ manager in the sport

becoming the most experienced drivers’ manager in the sport

Zanarini secured the management of Tonio Liuzzi in F1, thus becoming the most experienced drivers’ manager in the sport.

2010

Some facts of 2010

Manager, Fisichella, 15 GP

2011

Some facts of 2011

Manager, Liuzzi, 18 GP

2012
Media & Sport Management Ltd,

Media & Sport Management Ltd,

Enrico focused on new development of his agency Media & Sport Management Ltd, opening branches around the world, Moscow, Abu Dhabi, Mumbai, Hong Kong. The agency have been credited as “Official Sponsorship Agency” of Scuderia Ferrari.

2012

Some facts of 2012

Sponsorship Agent F.1, 12 GP

2013

Some facts of 2013

Sponsorship Agent F.1, 12 GP

2014

Some facts of 2014

Sponsorship Agent F.1, 14 GP

2015

Some facts of 2015

Sponsorship Agent F.1, 14 GP

2016

Sponsorship Agent F.1. Manager, Fuoco & Giovinazzi

Enrico Zanarini is recognised as a specialist in driver management and sponsorship acquisition.

He started his career in driver management in the early 1970s when he was a Marketing Director for Alfa Romeo in Australia. He then began managing some of the drivers in its touring car team, among them F1 World Champion Alan Jones, Colin Bond and Tim Schenken. After relocating to Europe in 1986, Zanarini decided to pursue sponsorship and driver management full time, managing drivers in F3 and F3000.

In 1994 Zanarini began his nine-year relationship with Eddie Irvine, consolidating his full-time driver management role in 1996 and supporting Irvine's career with Ferrari.

In 2003, Enrico signed Giancarlo Fisichella, steering him into seats at Sauber and Renault, where Fisichella was instrumental in leading the French team to two F1 constructors' championships in 2005 and 2006. Zanarini did much the same for Fisichella as he did for Irvine, orchestrating his celebrated move to Ferrari in 2009.

In 2005, Enrico expanded into team management and developing new Italian driver talent by setting up F3000 team Fisichella Motor Sport (FMS) in partnership with Giancarlo Fisichella. The pair then took the venture further by joining forces with the Coloni family in 2006 to form Fisichella Motor Sport International (FMSI). During this period FMS scored three championship victories in F3000, with FMSI also winning races and scoring podiums in GP2 Series.

At the end of 2010, Zanarini secured the management of Tonio Liuzzi in F1, thus becoming the most experienced drivers' manager in the sport.

In 2012 and 2013, Enrico focused on new development of his agency Media & Sport Management Ltd, opening branches around the world, Moscow, Abu Dhabi, Mumbai, Hong Kong. The agency have been credited as “Official Sponsorship Agency” of Scuderia Ferrari.