"If you feel the car perfectly under control,
it means that you're not going hard enough" Colin McRae
Stefano Mella has his first approach to official racing in 1995, when he debuted as a co-driver in Rally 111 minutes of Novara and in the Rallye du Valais. An experience that strengthens even more his passion and thanks to which he decided to leave the co-pilot seat for the driver's seat. At the wheel begins in the first edition of Rally del Ticino in 1997 with the small of France: the Peugeot 106 Rally motorized 1.3 lt.
In 1999 Stefano Mella participates for the first time at the Monza Rally Show driving the Mitsubishi Lancer. First results begin to arrive and in the years around the new millennium Partners with Subaru Italy as a navigator. With the experience gained with the implementation of the Slalom Ambri , in which he was engaged since 1998, he joined the Steering organizational Rally del Ticino.
Since 2002, the experiences that characterize the profile of the Swiss driver become many and important. First as driver of Renault Italy , subscribes later a position as a Opel Switzerland official driver until to get close to 2005 as a test driver of a FIAT car in the Italian championship.
From that time until 2007 Stefano Mella is very dedicated to his professional life by reducing its presence in the racing world only for some appearances for charity with the Lancer EVO 9 and EVO 10. Since 2009 the passion for rally-cars and for special stages is too many, and until last year competing as a navigator on Skoda Fabia WRC , Subaru Impreza WRC and Citroen C4 WRC official car, by participating in the Swiss championship , in the Italian Cup and in Monza Rally Show.