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Geki (driver)
Born (1937-Template:MONTHNUMBER-23)23 1937
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Formula One career
Nationality 22px-Flag of Italy Italian
Years 19641966

"Geki" was the racing pseudonym of Giacomo Russo (23 October 1937 in Milan – 18 June 1967 at Caserta), who was a racing driver from Italy. An experienced driver in the Italian lower formulae, he also participated in three Formula One Italian Grands Prix from 1964–66, failing to qualify for the 1964 race, driving a Brabham for Rob Walker Racing Team. For his two Grand Prix starts, he drove for Team Lotus. He scored no championship points.

However, he was a four-time Italian Formula Three series champion, winning consecutive championships from 1961 to 1964.[1]

He was killed in a horrific accident in an Italian Formula Three race at Caserta in 1967. After a multiple accident involving Beat Fehr, Andrea Saltari and Franco Foresti, Fehr ran down the track to warn the oncoming racers of the damaged cars and oil on the track ahead. The next group of cars included Geki, Massimo Natili, Jürg Dubler, Romano "Tiger" Perdomi and Corrado Manfredini who were unable to avoid colliding with the wreckage on the track. Geki's Matra then crashed into a wall and he was killed instantly. Fehr was struck by one of the cars and was also killed, and Perdomi died in hospital eight days later.[2]

Complete Formula One resultsEdit

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 WDC Points
1964 Rob Walker Racing Team Brabham BT11 BRM V8 MON
NED
BEL
FRA
GBR
GER
AUT
ITA
DNQ
USA
MEX
NC 0
1965 Team Lotus Lotus 25 Climax V8 RSA
MON
BEL
FRA
GBR
NED
GER
ITA
Ret
USA
MEX
NC 0
1966 Team Lotus Lotus 33 Climax V8 MON
BEL
FRA
GBR
NED
GER
ITA
9
USA
MEX
NC 0

ReferencesEdit

Preceded by:
none
Italian Formula Three Champion
1964
Succeeded by:
Andrea de Adamich



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