Luigi Musso  Italy

  • Full name Luigi Musso
  • Birth date July 28, 1924
  • Birthplace Rome, Italy
  • Date of death July 6, 1958 (33 years 343 days)
  • Place of death Reims, France
  • Teams Ferrari, Maserati
World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1953 Maserati 1 1 0 0 1 7 0 0 - 0 0 0 -
1954 Maserati 3 2 0 1 1 2 0 0 7 0 0 6 8
1955 Maserati 6 6 0 1 4 3 0 0 4 0 0 6 10
1956 Ferrari 4 4 1 1 1 1 0 2 3 0 0 4 11
1957 Ferrari 6 6 0 2 4 2 0 2 3 1 0 16 3
1958 Ferrari 5 5 0 2 3 2 0 2 2 0 0 12 8
Total 25 24 1 7 14 1 0 6 2 1 0 44
Race Circuit Date
First race Italian Grand Prix Monza September 13, 1953 Race results
Last race French Grand Prix Reims July 6, 1958 Race results
Profile

Luigi Musso dominated sports car racing in Italy in the early 1950s before buying a Maserati 250F, winning the non-championship Pescara Grand Prix and finishing second in the Spanish Grand Prix in 1954.

A string of good results in 1955 saw him join Ferrari for 1956, and he won his first race, the Argentinian Grand Prix, sharing his Lancia-Ferrari with Juan Manuel Fangio before a crash in a sports car race prematurely ended his season.

In 1957 he won the non-championship Marne Grand Prix, but was by now struggling to keep pace with team-mates Mike Hawthorn and Peter Collins.

Chasing them at Reims in the 1958 French Grand Prix, he ran wide on a long, fast corner, and the car flipped in a ditch. The unfortunate Musso died later in the day in hospital.

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