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'Cesare Perdisa (born 12 October 1932 and died 10 May 1998) was an Italian Formula One driver who participated in the sport between 1955 and 1957 with Maserati, also making an appearance with Ferrari at the end of his F1 career.

He is credited with two podium finishes, although both were shared drives so he only scored half of the points. Of his seven race starts, four were shared drives with his more experienced teammates.

In March 1957, Perdisa's close friend and teammate at the time Eugenio Castellotti was killed in an accident while testing a Ferrari F1 car at Autodromo di Modena. The sudden loss shocked Perdisa and ultimately led to his retirement from racing.

Perdisa's driving talent came in handy after his retirement when he rushed Juan Manuel Fangio and his wife to hospital after they had suffered a car crash in Italy while driving on a highway.


Formula One Statistical Overview[]

Formula One Record[]

Year Entrant Team WDC Points WDC Pos.
1955 Italy Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati 2 18th
1956 Italy Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati 3 16th
1957 Italy Scuderia Ferrari Lancia-Ferrari 0 NC

Career Statistics[]

Entries 8
Starts 8
Pole Positions 0
Front Row Starts 0
Race Wins 0
Podiums 2
Fastest Laps 0
Points 5
Laps Raced 404
Distance Raced 2269 km (1410 mi)

Career Results[]

Complete Formula One Results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Pts Pos
1955 Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of Monaco.svg 48-star U S flag.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Switzerland.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Spain 1945 1977.svg 2 18th
3rd
[1]
8th C C C C
1956 Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of Monaco.svg 48-star U S flag.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Italy.svg 3 13th
7th 3rd
[2]
5th
[3]
7th DNS
1957 Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of Monaco.svg 48-star U S flag.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Abruzzo bandiera.svg Flag of Italy.svg 0 NC
6th
[4]
Key
Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
1st Winner Ret Retired
2nd Podium finish DSQ Disqualified
3rd DNQ Did not qualify
5th Points finish DNPQ Did not pre-qualify
14th Non-points finish TD Test driver
Italics Scored point(s) for Fastest Lap DNS Did not start
18th Classified finish (retired with >90% race distance) NC Non-classified finish (<90% race distance)
4thP Qualified for pole position [+] More Symbols

Notes[]

  1. Shared drive with Jean Behra
  2. Shared drive with Stirling Moss
  3. Shared drive with Stirling Moss
  4. Shared drive with Peter Collins and Wolfgang von Trips
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