Max Angelli

Massimiliano Angelelli (born 15 December 1966) is an Italian race cardriver.

His career began in Italian Formula Alfa Boxer in 1987 and continued for 15 years. His only championship win was the 1992 Italian Formula Three title. Following that win he also raced German Formula Three (1993–1995), Macau Grand Prix for Formula 3 (1996), FIA GT Championship (1997–1998) and American Le Mans Series (1999–2002).

Angelelli is nicknamed the Axe because he has a knack of closing up and "chopping" off seconds behind the leader quickly in a race to set himself up to make a clean pass for the win.

Angelelli had a banner year in 2005. Angelelli and teammate Wayne Taylorwon the 24 Hours of Daytona and captured the 2005 Grand American Daytona Prototype championship.

Angelelli was selected to run in the 2006 IROC series in America, along with teammate Wayne Taylor, becoming the first tandem in IROC history.

Angelelli is also known for being the safety car driver in the 1994 San Marino Grand PrixAyrton Senna followed Angelelli's safety car for 5 laps before his fatal accident.

For the past several years, Angelelli has driven for the Wayne Taylor Sun Trust Racing Team in the Daytona Prototype class of the Grand Am Racing Series, a class that requires two drivers per car. He has teamed up with Ricky Taylor, the son of team owner Wayne Taylor.

For 2013 Angelelli was again with Wayne Taylor Racing/Velocity Worldwide but Taylor's son Ricky had left to pursue another driving opportunity. This left a driver vacancy on the team which was quickly filled by Taylor's younger son Jordan. Together Jordan and Angelelli made a potent combination and won the final Grand-Am Driver's Title, narrowly beating Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas who had won the championship 4 of the previous 5 years.

Motorsports career results Edit

24 Hours of Le Mans results Edit

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class


1994 Strandell

 Obermaier Racing

Anders Olofsson

 Sandro Angelastro

Ferrari F40 GT1 51 DNF DNF
1999 Panoz Motorsports Johnny O'Connell

 Jan Magnussen

Panoz LMP-1 Roadster-S LMP 323 11th 9th
2000 Team Cadillac Wayne Taylor

 Eric van de Poele

Cadillac Northstar LMP LMP900 287 22nd 12th
2001 DAMS Wayne Taylor

 Christophe Tinseau

Cadillac Northstar LMP01 LMP900 270 15th 5th
2002 Team Cadillac Wayne Taylor

 Christophe Tinseau

Cadillac Northstar LMP02 LMP900 345 9th 8th

International Race of Champions Edit

(key) (Bold – Pole position. * – Most laps led.)

1 Ride shared with Wayne Taylor

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