Casimiro de Oliveira
8 September 1907|
|Died||22 November 1970
|Formula One World Championship career|
|Races||1 (0 starts)|
|First race||1958 Portuguese Grand Prix|
|Last race||1958 Portuguese Grand Prix|
Antonio Casimiro Pinto de Oliveira (8 September 1907 – 22 November 1970) was a Portuguese racing driver. He was entered for the 1958 Portuguese Grand Prix but he was not present during the weekend. He was responsible for organizing the event.
He began his career in motorsport before the Second World War, often driving with his brother Manuel. In 1937, he gained some attention by beating Tazio Nuvolari and Rudolf Hasse in a race at the Circuit International de Vila Real. Bugatti then appealed him to race at the Rio de Janeiro Grand Prix in 1938. He qualified last and eventually after a long race, finished 5th. The Second World War then stopped his racing career, like most drivers of that era. After the war, he raced in sport cars, and finished second in the 1952 Portuguese Grand Prix.
In 1958, he rented a Maserati 250F and was entered for the Portuguese Grand Prix. He failed a test run on the bumpy and dangerous Circuito da Boavista and decided to withdraw from the event and retired from racing immediately afterwards.
He died in Porto in 1970 at the age of 63.
Complete Formula One World Championship results
|1958||Casimiro De Oliveria||Maserati 250F||Maserati