Eugenio Castellotti  Italy

  • Full name Eugenio Castellotti
  • Birth date October 10, 1930
  • Birthplace Milan, Italy
  • Date of death March 14, 1957 (26 years 155 days)
  • Place of death Modena, Italy
  • Teams Ferrari, Lancia
World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1955 Lancia, Ferrari 6 6 0 2 4 2 1 1 1 0 0 12 3
1956 Ferrari 7 7 0 1 4 2 0 5 2 0 0 7.5 6
1957 Ferrari 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 1 4 0 0 0 -
Total 14 14 0 3 8 2 1 7 1 0 0 19.5
Race Circuit Date
First race Argentine Grand Prix Buenos Aires January 16, 1955 Race results
Last race Argentine Grand Prix Buenos Aires January 13, 1957 Race results
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Eugenio cut a swathe through European sports car racing in the early 1950s. He made his Formula One debut at the 1955 Argentinian Grand Prix with Lancia and swept to second place on his second outing, at Monaco. On the death of team-mate Alberto Ascari, he became team leader and scored points three more times to be third overall. Continuing with the Lancia-Ferrari set-up in 1956, Eugenio was second in the French Grand Prix and finished sixth overall in the championship. He won the legendary Mille Miglia road race to make up for his disappointment with his Formula One results. Eugenio was only to race in one more grand prix, however, being killed when testing for Ferrari at its Modena testing circuit in early 1957.

Reproduced from The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Formula One published by Carlton Books

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September 11, 1955

Eugenio Castellotti with his Ferrari 'Squalo' walking to the grid before the start of the Italian Grand Prix at Monza

June 5, 1955

Eugenio Castellotti comes over the top

June 5, 1955

Italian racing driver Eugenio Castellotti comes over the top of Radillon after Eau Rouge

     

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