Giulio Cabianca

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Giulio Cabianca
Born(1923-02-19)19 February 1923
Verona, Italy
Died15 June 1961(1961-06-15) (aged 38)
Modena Autodrome, Italy
Formula One World Championship career
NationalityItaly Italian
Active years1958 - 1960
TeamsO.S.C.A., non-works Maserati & Cooper
Entries4 (3 starts)
Championships0
Wins0
Podiums0
Career points3
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
First entry1958 Monaco Grand Prix
Last entry1960 Italian Grand Prix

Giulio Cabianca (19 February 1923 – 15 June 1961) was a Formula One driver from Italy.

Cabianca was born in Verona, northern Italy. He participated in 4 World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on 18 May 1958. He scored a total of 3 championship points. He also participated in one non-Championship Formula One race. He also won the Dolomites Gold Cup Race in 1955.

Cabianca's death resulted from a bizarre incident at the Modena Autodrome test track in Italy. The Modena Autodrome was situated near Via Emilia, which crosses the city of Modena. Cabianca was testing a Cooper-Ferrari F1 car, owned by Scuderia Castellotti, when he suffered a suspected stuck throttle. Unable to stop, his Cooper went off track, struck a spectator and then went through the gate of the Autodrome which was open because of men at work near the track. The car crossed the Via Emilia and crashed against the wall of a workshop. Crossing the road, Cabianca's Cooper struck a bicycle, a motorcycle, and a small mini-van (not a taxi as often reported) and three parked cars. The driver of the mini-van (also called "giardinetta" following a famous van of Fiat) and the motorcycle driver were killed at the scene. The biker was crushed and killed instantly by a heavy block of iron carried on the mini-van. Cabianca was conscious, but died a few hours later at the hospital. The spectator hit just after the car left the track suffered severe leg injuries, but survived.

Complete Formula One World Championship results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 WDC Points
1958 O.S.C.A. Automobil O.S.C.A. (F2) O.S.C.A. Straight-4 ARG MON
DNQ
NED 500 BEL FRA GBR GER POR NC 0
Jo Bonnier Maserati 250F Maserati Straight-6 ITA
Ret
MOR
1959 Ottorino Volonterio Maserati 250F Maserati Straight-6 MON 500 NED FRA GBR GER POR ITA
15
USA NC 0
1960 Scuderia Castellotti Cooper T51 Ferrari Straight-4 ARG MON 500 NED BEL FRA GBR POR ITA
4
USA 19th 3

Non-Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6
1958 O.S.C.A. Automobil O.S.C.A. (F2) O.S.C.A. Straight-4 BUE GLV SYR
Ret
AIN INT CAE

References[edit]

  • "The Grand Prix Who's Who", Steve Small, 1995
Preceded by
Alan Stacey
Formula One fatal accidents
15 June 1961
Succeeded by
Wolfgang von Trips