Cesare Perdisa Biography: Cesare Perdisa was a Bologna-born Italian racing driver. He raced in eight Formula One World Championship Grands Prix after debuting on May 22, 1955. He finished on the podium twice and earned five championship points.
Cesare Perdisa Biography
Cesare Perdisa Biography: Cesare Perdisa was born on 21 October 1932 in Bologna, Italy. His father, an agronomist from Ravenna and the editor of one of Italy’s best-known agricultural magazines, Terra e Vita (Soil and Life), was Luigi Perdisa. Perdisa’s older brother, Sergio, was to continue in his father’s footsteps and join a publishing house specializing in agricultural books, whereas Cesare preferred a racing career. At the 1955 Monaco Grand Prix, he finished third in a Maserati, behind Maurice Trintignant in a Ferrari and Eugenio Castellotti in a Lancia. Castellotti and Perdisa were much younger than most drivers then, and their companionship lasted until Castellotti’s passing in 1957.
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|Date Of Birth||21 October 1932|
|Birth Place||Bologna, Italy|
|Died||10 May 1998|
Cesare Perdisa Career
During his brief racing career, Perdisa was frequently asked to turn over his car to his more experienced teammates when they had problems, probably due to his young age. For example, Stirling Moss lost Maserati’s right rear wheel on the 11th lap of the 1956 Belgian Grand Prix. Moss stopped and ran a quarter-mile back to the pits, taking over Perdisa’s Maserati and driving it to the finish. To counter Juan-Manuel Fangio’s domination of his Maserati, Perdisa initially gave his Ferrari to Wolfgang von Trips and then to Peter Collins during the Argentine Grand Prix in January 1957. Despite their best efforts, the trio fell short of Fangio and ended sixth.
Perdisa was scheduled to compete in the 12 Hours of Sebring in March 1957. Still, he withdrew his entry after learning of the death of his teammate Eugenio Castellotti at the Modena Autodrome. Castellotti died from his injuries after collapsing in a Ferrari he was testing for the race. Although Perdisa first stated that his decision was temporary, his inability to cope with the loss of Castellotti finally forced him to resign from racing forever.