Paolo Barilla

About Paolo Barilla

Birth Day: April 20, 1961
Birth Place: Parma, Italy, Italy
Active years: 1989 - 1990
Teams: Minardi
Entries: 15 (9 starts)
Championships: 0
Wins: 0
Podiums: 0
Career points: 0
Pole positions: 0
Fastest laps: 0
First entry: 1989 Japanese Grand Prix
Last entry: 1990 Spanish Grand Prix

Paolo Barilla

Paolo Barilla was born on April 20, 1961 in Parma, Italy, Italy. Paolo Barilla is a fourth-generation heir to the Barilla pasta firm, which he owns with his three siblings. Barilla is the largest pasta company in the world with an estimated $3.7 billion in sales. Paolo serves as the vice chairman. Founded in 1877 in Parma, Italy, Barilla had three generations of family leaders before selling to American firm W.R. Grace in 1971. Eight years later, Pietro Barilla, Paolo's father and the company's marketing chief, bought the company back. It has grown by acquiring companies in France, Turkey and Greece and has two pasta plants in the U.S. Pietro's four children share ownership of the company equally. Paolo is a former Formula One driver.
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Popular As Paolo Barilla
Occupation Food and Beverage
Age 62 years old
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Born April 20, 1961 (Parma, Italy, Italy)
Birthday April 20
Town/City Parma, Italy, Italy
Nationality Italy

🌙 Zodiac

Paolo Barilla’s zodiac sign is Taurus. According to astrologers, Taurus is practical and well-grounded, the sign harvests the fruits of labor. They feel the need to always be surrounded by love and beauty, turned to the material world, hedonism, and physical pleasures. People born with their Sun in Taurus are sensual and tactile, considering touch and taste the most important of all senses. Stable and conservative, this is one of the most reliable signs of the zodiac, ready to endure and stick to their choices until they reach the point of personal satisfaction.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Paolo Barilla was born in the Year of the Ox. Another of the powerful Chinese Zodiac signs, the Ox is steadfast, solid, a goal-oriented leader, detail-oriented, hard-working, stubborn, serious and introverted but can feel lonely and insecure. Takes comfort in friends and family and is a reliable, protective and strong companion. Compatible with Snake or Rooster.

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Barilla started racing in 1975 and won the Italian 100cc karting title in 1976. In 1980 he entered Formula Fiat Abarth, and moved up to Formula 3 in 1981, where he won some races and finished third in the Italian Championship. Barilla then entered Formula 2 in 1982 with Minardi, but between 1983 and 1988 he concentrated in Sports car racing, winning 24 Hours of Le Mans by a three lap margin in 1985, among other victories, in the Joest Racing Porsche 956, co-driven at times with Klaus Ludwig, Paul Belmondo, Marc Duez, and Louis Krages (also known at the time as John Winter).


In 1987 Barilla returned to single-seaters and raced in the Japanese Formula 3000 Championship, before returning to Minardi in 1989 for a test. This test gave him the chance to replace Pierluigi Martini at Suzuka that year and afterwards was signed to drive for the team in 1990. Barilla wasn't quick enough to qualify regularly and was replaced before the end of the year by Gianni Morbidelli.


Barilla was featured in the 2017 documentary about the restoration of a Ferrari 312B historic Formula 1 race car.

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