1998 Adrián Fernández Signed Patrick Racing Race Worn Suit
Sparco race worn suit used by popular Mexican driver Adrián Fernández. The suit was worn during the 1998 CART IndyCar Championship season. Fernández was in his first season for the Pat Patrick Racing organisation driving a Ford-powered Reynard. He would have five top five finishes, including two wins at Motegi and Mid-Ohio, that season. The suit is in the colors of Fernández and team sponsor Mexican brewing company ‘Tecate’. The red, green and black suit has both major sponsors’ logos, Tecate and Quaker State, on it’s front and back along with many other sponsors/suppliers’ logos that have been embroidered on the arms and chest. The suit is personally signed by Adrián Fernández.
Fernandez was a winning driver on all sorts of tracks, from street races in Toronto and Surfers Paradise, on ovals like Motegi (twice), as well as on the three unique IRL oval tracks of Kentucky, Chicagoland and Fontana. Two of Fernandez’s wins weren’t celebrated because they ended in tragedy, with the fatal crashes of Jeff Krosnoff in Toronto in 1996 and Greg Moore at Fontana in 1999.
Fernandez’s success shouldn’t have come as a surprise. He finished third in Indy Lights in 1992 behind Robbie Buhl and Franck Freon, and ahead of Bryan Herta in fifth. His first CART win came in 1996 and his last IRL win came in 2004, while scoring four poles along the way.
Sprinkled in were four Indianapolis 500 starts (he was seventh in 2004), four 24 Hours of Le Mans starts, a handful of NASCAR appearances and an LMP2 Championship in the American Le Mans Series in 2009. His versatility as a racer was undeniable.
This great looking suit would be an excellent addition to any collection.
The suit comes with a Certificate Of Authenticity.