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Giancarlo Baghetti (born on 25 December 1934 in Milan, MI, Lombardy, Italy – died on 27 November 1995 at the same place) was an Italian racing driver best known for winning his first Formula One race, the 1961 French Grand Prix. Baghetti drove for Ferrari (private and works), ATS, Scuderia Centro Sud (private BRMs), Brabham and Lotus throughout his career.

Baghetti's début win places him alongside Giuseppe Farina and Johnnie Parsons as one of three drivers to win their first F1 race. Farina won the 1950 British Grand Prix, the inaugural F1 race, while Parsons won the 1950 Indianapolis 500, the third F1 race, and included a whole field of débutants. Thus, Baghetti is the only driver to win his first in a field that did not compose entirely of drivers making their débuts.

Baghetti's racing career started in 1955, and he began racing in Formula Junior in 1958. Baghetti joined the Federazione Italiana Scuderie Automobilistiche (FISA) in 1961, and entered a couple of non-championship races, the Syracuse Grand Prix and Naples Grand Prix. Baghetti won both races. The next race he entered was the championship French Grand Prix, and despite starting in the midfield, Baghetti found himself in potential race-winning position with ten laps remaining, and he just held off Dan Gurney for a début victory. This gave Baghetti a place in F1 history, and he is also the only driver to win his first three Grand Prix races.

Unfortunately, Baghetti's career would only go downwards from there. It was to be his only championship victory (though he did win the 1961 Coppa Italia), and he fail to reach the finish of the other two championship races he entered. Joining the works Ferrari team for 1962, Baghetti scored two points finishes, and a non-championship podium, and left for the ATS team, who had splintered off Ferrari – the car, however, was a disaster and the project lasted just a solitary season.

For 1964, Baghetti joined the Scuderia Centro Sud team, and drove a BRM, without success. In 1965, 1966 and 1967 he competed solely in the Italian Grand Prix (and a pair of non-championship races), but none of the efforts came to any success. Following this, Baghetti's racing career petered out and he stopped competitive racing.

Baghetti later turned his hand to journalism and photography, before dying of cancer aged 60.

Formula One Career[]

Formula One Statistical Overview[]

Formula One Record[]

Note: Entries in italics are non-championship entries only.

Year Entrant Team WDC Points WDC Pos. Report
1961 FISA Ferrari 9 9th Report
Scuderia Sant Ambroeus
1962 Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 5 11th Report
1963 Automobili Turismo e Sport ATS 0 NC Report
Ecurie Filipinetti Lotus-Climax
1964 Scuderia Centro Sud BRM 0 NC Report
1965 Brabham Racing Organisation Brabham-Climax 0 NC Report
Scuderia Centro Sud BRM
1966 Reg Parnell Racing Ltd Ferrari 0 NC Report
Anglo-Suisse Racing Team Lotus-BRM
1967 Team Lotus Lotus-Ford Cosworth 0 NC

Career Statistics[]

Entries 28
Starts 21
Pole Positions 0
Front Row Starts 0
Race Wins 1
Podiums 1
Fastest laps 1
Points 14
Laps Raced 852
Distance Raced 5071 km (3151 mi)
Races Led 1
Laps Led 7
Distance Led 58 km (36 mi)

Race Wins[]

Win Number Grand Prix
F1 Championship
1 1961 French Grand Prix
Non-championship
1 1961 Syracuse Grand Prix
2 1961 Naples Grand Prix
3 1961 Coppa Italia

Career Results[]

Complete Formula One results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Pts Pos
1961 Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of the United States.svg 9 9th
1st Ret Ret
1962 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg 5 11th
4th Ret 10th 5th
1963 Flag of Monaco.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 Italy.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Mexico 1934-1968.svg Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg 0 NC
Ret Ret 15th Ret Ret
1964 Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Mexico 1934-1968.svg 0 NC
DNA 10th 8th 12th Ret 7th 8th
1965 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Mexico 1934-1968.svg 0 NC
Ret
1966 Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Mexico.svg 0 NC
NC
1967 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Mexico.svg 0 NC
Ret


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
NC Non-classified finish (<90% race distance) DNS Did not start
Italics Scored point(s) for Fastest Lap [+] More Symbols

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