Carlo Maria Abate

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Carlo Maria Abate
Born (1932-07-10) 10 July 1932 (age 82)
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality Italy Italian
Active years 1962-1963
Teams non-works Porsche and Lotus
Races 2 (0 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0

Carlo Maria Abate (born 10 July 1932, in Turin), is an Italian former auto racing driver. He was one of the best Ferrari 250 GTO specialists. Abate preferred to be addressed as "Carlo Mario Abate" [1] instead of his christened name.

Abate raced mostly for the private Italian team Scuderia Serenissima of Count Giovanni Volpi, but also for Scuderia Centro Sud, Scuderia Ferrari and the Porsche factory team. In 1959 he won the Mille Miglia with G. Balzarini.

In 1962 he tried participating in Formula One races, entering the 1962 Naples Grand Prix in a Porsche, finishing 4th. After crashing his Lotus 18/21 at his next race at Reims-Gueux, he withdrew his entry to his first World Championship event, the 1962 French Grand Prix. He returned to the track for the 1962 Mediterranean Grand Prix, where he came 3rd. The following year, he drove a Scuderia Centro Sud Cooper to 5th place in the 1963 Imola Grand Prix, and came 3rd at Syracuse. After withdrawing his entry to the 1963 Italian Grand Prix, he retired from the sport at the end of the year, his greatest year, culminating with a win at the Targa Florio in a factory Porsche with Jo Bonnier.[1]

Abate later became the director of a clinic.[citation needed]

Complete Formula One World Championship results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 WDC Points
1962 Scuderia SSS
Republica di Venezia
Lotus 18/21 Climax Straight-4 NED
MON
BEL
FRA
DNP
GBR
GER
ITA
USA
RSA
NC 0
1963 Count Volpi Porsche Porsche Flat-4 MON
BEL
NED
FRA
GBR
GER
ITA
DNP
USA
MEX
RSA
NC 0

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