Emanuele Pirro, (Rome, January 12, 1962) is an Italian car pilot rider. Pirro started his karting career at the age of eleven. From 1989 to 1991, he was a Formula 1 driver and participated in 37 major awards, first by Benetton and in 1990 and 1991 by Scuderia Italia. He scored a total of three points in the championship.
After leaving Formula 1, Pirro got involved in car racing and sports cars, riding the Audi Sport Team Joest, won the 24 Hours of Le Mans for three consecutive years (from 2000 to 2002) with his teammates Frank Biela and Tom Kristensen , and several American Le Mans Series races with Biela.
Emanuele Pirro, Frank Biela and Marco Werner made history by becoming the first drivers to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans in a diesel car. Pyrrhus was driving an Audi R10 Diesel when the record of 380 laps of the Sarthe circuit was completed. The team repeated the feat the following year, 2007.