Giancarlo Baghetti

Giancarlo Baghetti

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Giancarlo Baghetti (25 December 1934 in Milan, Italy - 27 November 1995 also in Milan) was a Formula One driver who raced for the Ferrari, ATS (Ita), BRM, Brabham and Lotus teams. He was the son of a wealthy Milan industrialist. Baghetti is one of only three drivers to have won his first World Championship race, the other two being Nino Farina, who won the first World Championship race (the 1950 British Grand Prix) and Johnnie Parsons, who won the 1950 Indianapolis 500 (the Indianapolis 500 was part of the World Championship from 1950 to 1960). He began racing in 1955 in production cars, moving up to Formula Junior in 1958. In 1961 he was selected by the Federazione Italiana Scuderie Automobilistiche (FISA), a coalition of independent Italian team owners who had agreed a loan deal with Ferrari for a 246 Dino Formula Two car to run in non-Championship Grand Prix, giving experience to promising Italian drivers. Despite not showing spectacular form in lower categories, Baghetti was chosen over Albino Buttichi and Lucien de Sanctis for the seat.show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
  • Equ Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134936189
  • 9786134936187