Giulio Cabianca (born February 19th 1923 in Verona, Kingdom of Italy; died June 15th in Modena, Italy) was a Formula One racing driver who drove during the 1958, 1959 and 1960 Formula One Seasons, scoring his only three points in his final race.
Cabianca was killed in a freak accident while testing at Modena in 1961. Suffering a stuck throttle, Cabianca's Cooper T51 went off track, travelling through a circuit perimeter gate and across a public road, colliding with a van, a motorcycle and bicycle, killing the van driver and both cyclists, before hitting three parked cars and a wall. Although conscious at the scene, Cabianca later died in hospital from his injuries.
Cabianca made his Formula One debut in the 1958 Monaco Grand Prix, but was unable to qualify for the event. He returned later that year to race for Jo Bonnier in the 1958 Italian Grand Prix, where he suffered an engine failure on lap 51.
Cabianca was planning to return again in 1961 with Castellotti, but was killed during a test session.
Cabianca was killed during a private test session with a Cooper at the Modena Autodrome. While testing, his car suffered a stuck throttle. The car left the track, striking a spectator and traveling through an open track gate. The spectator survived with severe leg injuries.
Cabianca's car traveled onto a public road, where is struck a bicycle, motorcycle and mini-van and three parked cars. The car then came to a stop after running into the wall of a workshop.
The drivers of the mini-van and motorcycle where killed on the scene. The biker was crushed and killed instantly by the block of iron that the mini-van was carrying. Cabianca was transported to a hospital where he died a few hours later.
Formula One Statistical Overview
Formula One Record
|Year||Entrant||Team||WDC Points||WDC Pos.|
|1960||Scuderia Eugenio Castellotti||Cooper-Castellotti||3||22nd|
|Front Row Starts||0|
|Distance Raced||1169.3 km (727 mi)|
|Complete Formula One results|
|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|