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|Active years||1961 Formula One season - 1967 Formula One season|
|Teams||Ferrari, Automobili Turismo e Sport, Scuderia Centro Sud, Brabham, Reg Parnell, Team Lotus|
|List of Formula One World Drivers' Champions||0|
|First race||1961 French Grand Prix|
|First win||1961 French Grand Prix|
|Last win||1961 French Grand Prix|
|Last race||1967 Italian Grand Prix|
Giancarlo Baghetti (December 25 1934 in Milan, Italy – November 27 1995) was a Formula One driver who raced for the Ferrari, Automobili Turismo e Sport (Ita), BRM, Brabham and Team Lotus teams. He was the son of a wealthy Milan industrialist.
Baghetti is one of only three drivers to have won his first World Championship race, the other two being Nino Farina, who won the first World Championship race (the 1950 British Grand Prix) and Johnnie Parsons, who won the 1950 Indianapolis 500 (the Indianapolis 500 was part of the World Championship from 1950 to 1960).
Formula 1 career
He began racing in 1955 in production cars, moving up to Formula Junior in 1958. In 1961 he was selected by the Federazione Italiana Scuderie Automobilistiche (FISA), a coalition of independent Italian team owners who had agreed a loan deal with Ferrari for a 246 Dino Formula Two car to run in non-Championship Grand Prix, giving experience to promising Italian drivers. Despite not showing spectacular form in lower categories, Baghetti was chosen over Albino Buttichi and Lucien de Sanctis for the seat. The car was first entered for the 1961 Syracuse Grand Prix, the first major event run under the new 1.5 litre championship regulations, and against a strong field Baghetti qualified 2nd and won in the only Ferrari, with the British teams and Porsche 718 Flat-4 unable to compete with the Ferrari Dino's V6 engine. He then used the same car to win at the 1961 Naples Grand Prix a few weeks later.
Team FISA then acquired a new Ferrari 156 for the 1961 French Grand Prix at Reims-Gueux, entering Baghetti for this World Championship event. Once Wolfgang von Trips, Richie Ginther and Phil Hill had all retired their works 156 cars, Baghetti was left to uphold Ferrari honour. He overcame Dan Gurney's Porsche 718 to take victory, giving him a hat-trick of wins from his first three Grand Prix. Gurney was leading with 100 yards (91.4 m) to go as the cars raced to the finish line at 160 mph (260 km/h). The victory meant Baghetti became the first Italian since 1954 to win a Formula 1 World Championship event.
He would enter two more Championship races, retiring from the 1961 British Grand Prix and 1961 Italian Grand Prix, though he posted fastest lap in the latter. He would also win the poorly-attended 1961 Coppa Italia race at Vallelunga circuit in a Porsche 718.
He was promoted to the works Ferrari line-up for 1962, but took just two Championship placings - 4th at the 1962 Dutch Grand Prix, and 5th at the 1962 Italian Grand Prix, as Ferrari was outclassed by the British teams. Baghetti would take 2nd in the non-Championship 1962 Mediterranean Grand Prix. He would be involved in the disastrous Automobili Turismo e Sport effort in 1963, joining up with Phil Hill for Carlo Chiti's breakaway team, but failed to register a finish from five starts. For 1964 he switched to Scuderia Centro Sud's outdated BRM P57 cars, peaking with 7th at the 1964 Austrian Grand Prix. His Grand Prix career would then be virtually over, though he would have three more one-off drives, all at the Italian Grand Prix - a works Brabham in 1965, a Reg Parnell-entered Ferrari in 1966, and a works Team Lotus in 1967, when he would have scored a point but for a blown engine.
Post F1 racing
He achieved some success in the European Touring Car Championship with Alfa Romeo in motorsport and FIAT Abarth, winning the 1966 1000cc Class Championship in an Abarth 1000. After dabbling in Formula Three, he retired after a huge accident at the 1967 "Autodromo Nazionale Monza Lottery". Boley Pittard of England was burned severely when one of his Lola Racing Cars burst into flames at the start of the final qualifying heat. Baghetti won the event in a Branca with an average speed over thirty-five laps of 114 mph (183 km/h) In June 1968 Baghetti was in a huge pileup on the 23rd lap of a Formula Two race at Monza. He was driving a Dino.
He became a journalist and photographer in motorsport and fashion.
Death and legacy
Giancarlo Baghetti died of cancer in 1995.
While his ultimate level of talent is still debated, Baghetti's Championship debut win has secured him a footnote in Formula One history. On the one hand, he won his first three F1 races, starting with two non-championship Grand Prix races in Italy, no mean feat for any driver even in superior machinery; on the other, his results both before and after this were unimpressive.
Complete Formula One World Championship results
(F1 driver results legend 2) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)
|1961 Formula One season||Federazione Italiana Scuderie Automobilistiche||Ferrari 156||Ferrari V6|| 1961 Monaco Grand Prix|| 1961 Dutch Grand Prix|| 1961 Belgian Grand Prix|| 1961 French Grand Prix|
|Scuderia Sant Ambroeus|| 1961 British Grand Prix|
| 1961 German Grand Prix|| 1961 Italian Grand Prix|
| 1961 United States Grand Prix|
|1962 Formula One season||Scuderia Ferrari||Ferrari 156||Ferrari V6|| 1962 Dutch Grand Prix|
| 1962 Monaco Grand Prix|| 1962 Belgian Grand Prix|
| 1962 French Grand Prix|| 1962 British Grand Prix|| 1962 German Grand Prix|
| 1962 Italian Grand Prix|
| 1962 United States Grand Prix|| 1962 South African Grand Prix||11th||5|
|1963 Formula One season||Automobili Turismo e Sport||Automobili Turismo e Sport ATS 100||Automobili Turismo e Sport V8|| 1963 Monaco Grand Prix|| 1963 Belgian Grand Prix|
| 1963 Dutch Grand Prix|
| 1963 French Grand Prix|| 1963 British Grand Prix|| 1963 German Grand Prix|| 1963 Italian Grand Prix|
| 1963 United States Grand Prix|
| 1963 Mexican Grand Prix|
| 1963 South African Grand Prix||NC||0|
|1964 Formula One season||Scuderia Centro Sud||BRM BRM P57||BRM V8|| 1964 Monaco Grand Prix|
| 1964 Dutch Grand Prix|
| 1964 Belgian Grand Prix|
| 1964 French Grand Prix|| 1964 British Grand Prix|
| 1964 German Grand Prix|
| 1964 Austrian Grand Prix|
| 1964 Italian Grand Prix|
| 1964 United States Grand Prix|| 1964 Mexican Grand Prix||NC||0|
|1965 Formula One season||Brabham||Brabham Brabham BT7||Coventry Climax V8|| 1965 South African Grand Prix|| 1965 Monaco Grand Prix|| 1965 Belgian Grand Prix|| 1965 French Grand Prix|| 1965 British Grand Prix|| 1965 Dutch Grand Prix|| 1965 German Grand Prix|| 1965 Italian Grand Prix|
| 1965 United States Grand Prix|| 1965 Mexican Grand Prix||NC||0|
|1966 Formula One season||Reg Parnell Racing Ltd||Ferrari Dino 246||Ferrari V6|| 1966 Monaco Grand Prix|| 1966 Belgian Grand Prix|| 1966 French Grand Prix|| 1966 British Grand Prix|| 1966 Dutch Grand Prix|| 1966 German Grand Prix|| 1966 Italian Grand Prix|
| 1966 United States Grand Prix|| 1966 Mexican Grand Prix||NC||0|
|1967 Formula One season||Team Lotus||Team Lotus Lotus 49||Cosworth V8|| 1967 South African Grand Prix|| 1967 Monaco Grand Prix|| 1967 Dutch Grand Prix|| 1967 Belgian Grand Prix|| 1967 French Grand Prix|| 1967 British Grand Prix|| 1967 German Grand Prix|| 1967 Canadian Grand Prix|| 1967 Italian Grand Prix|
| 1967 United States Grand Prix|| 1967 Mexican Grand Prix||NC||0|
(F1 driver results legend 3) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)
|1961||Federazione Italiana Scuderie Automobilistiche||Ferrari 156||Ferrari V6||1961 Lombank Trophy||1961 Glover Trophy||1961 Pau Grand Prix||1961 Brussels Grand Prix||1961 Vienna Grand Prix||1961 Aintree 200|| 1961 Syracuse Grand Prix|
| 1961 Naples Grand Prix|
|1961 London Trophy||1961 Silver City Trophy||1961 Solitude Grand Prix||1961 Kanonloppet||1961 Danish Grand Prix||1961 Modena Grand Prix||1961 Flugplatzrennen||1961 International Gold Cup||1961 Lewis-Evans Trophy|
|Scuderia Sant Ambroeus||Porsche in Formula One Porsche 718||Porsche in Formula One Flat-4|| 1961 Coppa Italia|
|1961 Rand Grand Prix||1961 Natal Grand Prix||1961 South African Grand Prix|
|1962||Scuderia Ferrari||Ferrari 156||Ferrari V6||1962 Cape Grand Prix||1962 Brussels Grand Prix||1962 Lombank Trophy||1962 Lavant Cup||1962 Glover Trophy||1962 Pau Grand Prix|| 1962 Aintree 200|
|1962 BRDC International Trophy||1962 Naples Grand Prix||1962 International 2000 Guineas||1962 Crystal Palace Trophy|| 1962 Reims Grand Prix|
|1962 Solitude Grand Prix||1962 Kanonloppet|| 1962 Mediterranean Grand Prix|
|1962 Danish Grand Prix||1962 International Gold Cup||1962 Mexican Grand Prix||1962 Rand Grand Prix||1962 Natal Grand Prix|
|1963||Ecurie Filipinetti||Team Lotus Lotus 21||Coventry Climax Straight-4||1963 Lombank Trophy||1963 Glover Trophy||1963 Pau Grand Prix|| 1963 Imola Grand Prix|
|1963 Syracuse Grand Prix||1963 Aintree 200||1963 BRDC International Trophy||1963 Rome Grand Prix||1963 Solitude Grand Prix||1963 Kanonloppet||1963 Mediterranean Grand Prix||1963 Austrian Grand Prix||1963 International Gold Cup||1963 Rand Grand Prix|
|1964||Scuderia Centro Sud||BRM BRM P57||BRM V8|| 1964 Daily Mirror Trophy|
| 1964 News of the World Trophy|
| 1964 Syracuse Grand Prix|
| 1964 Aintree 200|
| 1964 BRDC International Trophy|
|1964 Solitude Grand Prix||1964 Mediterranean Grand Prix||1964 Rand Grand Prix|
|1965||Scuderia Centro Sud||BRM BRM P57||BRM V8||1965 Race of Champions||1965 Syracuse Grand Prix||1965 Sunday Mirror Trophy||1965 BRDC International Trophy|| 1965 Mediterranean Grand Prix|
|1965 Rand Grand Prix|
|1966||Anglo-Suisse Racing Team||Team Lotus Lotus 33||BRM||1966 South African Grand Prix|| 1966 Syracuse Grand Prix|
|1966 BRDC International Trophy||1966 International Gold Cup|
|European Touring Car Championship champion (Div.1)|
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