Cristiano da Matta

Date of birth: 19th September 1973 View FORIX Stats
Current age: 29 years
Place of birth: Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Resident: Miami, Florida
Current Team: Toyota
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Height: 1,65 m
Weight: 59 kg
Marital status: Single
Sports: Cycling and Swimming
Hobbies: Guitar
Favourite music: Jazz, blues and rock'n'roll
Favourite singer: Stevie Ray Vaughan
Favourite drink: Ice Tea
Favourite food: Regional food from the state in Brazil
Start of racing career: At the age of 17 in karts
First racing car: Formula Ford
First success: Minas Championship in 1990
Most memorable experience: When I win a race, and also when I think I performed well at a race, even if nobody saw it but I know I worked a lot.
Career: 1990-1992 Various karting championships in Brazil
  1990-1991 Minas Championship, 1st
  1991 Brazilian Championship, 1st
  1992 Rio-Minas Championship, 1st; Sao Paolo Championship, 1st
  1993 Brazilian Formula Ford, champion, 4 wins
  1994 Brazilian Formula 3, champion, 4 wins
  1995 British Formula 3, 8th, 1 win
  1996 European Formula 3000, 8th
  1997 Indy Lights, 3rd, 3 wins and "Rookie of the Year" title
  1998 Indy Lights, champion, 4 wins
  1999 FedEx CART Championship with Arciero Wells/Toyota, 18th, runner-up to Juan Pablo Montoya for "Rookie of the Year" title
  2000 FedEx CART Championship with PPI Motorsports/Toyota, 10th, 1 win
  2001 FedEx CART Championship with Newman-Haas/Toyota, 5th, 3 wins
  2002 FedEx CART Championship with Newman-Haas/Toyota, champion, 7 wins
  2003 F1 Toyota

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