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Eugenio Castellotti Biography, Wiki, Net Worth, Cause Of Death Racing Career

Eugenio Castellotti Biography: Eugenio Castellotti was an Italian racing driver who significantly impacted the motorsport world during his relatively short career.

Eugenio Castellotti Biography

Eugenio Castellotti Biography: Eugenio Castellotti was born on October 10, 1930, in Lodi, Lombardy, Italy. In his early life, he developed a passion for racing and motorsports. With natural driving talent and determination, Castellotti quickly rose through the ranks of the racing world.

Eugenio Castellotti Biography

Eugenio Castellotti Wiki

NameEugenio Castellotti
Date Of BirthOctober 10, 1930
Birth PlaceLodi, Lombardy, Italy
Died14 March 1957
HeightN/A
WeightN/A
Zodiac SignLibra
ProfessionRacing Driver
Net WorthN/A
Car CollectionN/A

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Eugenio Castellotti Career

He acquired a Ferrari from a local benefactor and began racing sports vehicles in 1952. That year he won the Portuguese Grand Prix, placed third in Bari, and was second in the sports car race at Monaco. In 1953 he won the 10 Hours of Messina and placed third in Mexico’s Carrera Panamericana. In 1954, he contracted with Lancia and drove sports cars again while awaiting the team’s Grand Prix car. On January 16, 1955, he made his Grand Prix debut for Lancia in Buenos Aires but struggled in the warmer temperatures and crashed.

Eugenio Castellotti Biography

Castellotti drove for Scuderia Ferrari for the duration of his career after his team merged with Scuderia Ferrari midway through the season. He competed in 14 Grands Prix of the World Championship, earning three podium finishes and 19.5 championship points. At the age of 24 years, seven months, and 26 days, he won the pole position with Lancia at the 1955 Belgian Grand Prix, setting a record that remained for 13 years until Jacky Ickx’s victory at the 1968 German Grand Prix.

He also participated in several Formula One races outside of the championship. Castellotti and Fangio won the March 1956 12 Hours of Sebring in Sebring, Florida. After this victory, he won the Mille Miglia race in Brescia and the Grand Prix for sports cars in Rouen, France. The Ferrari of Castellotti won the race with an ongoing time of 2 hours, 10 minutes, and 31.1 seconds. He also finished second in the 1000 km Nürburgring race with Fangio.

Eugenio Castellotti Cause Of Death

Castellotti died at the age of 26 while participating in a private Ferrari test session at the Modena Autodrome. Castellotti was putting a new Ferrari Grand Prix car through its paces ahead of the 1957 season. He was thrown out of the vehicle after hitting a high curb at a chicane; his body was thrown 91.4 m. He’d just been held to accelerate to an average speed of 136.999 kilometers per hour. The car fell many times before resting in the members’ stand. Nobody else was wounded. According to doctors, Castellotti died instantly due to a skull fracture.

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