Geki (racing driver)
"Geki" was the racing pseudonym of Giacomo Russo (23 October 1937 – 18 June 1967), 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. For his two Grand Prix starts, he drove for Team Lotus. He scored no championship points.
Giacomo Russo c. 1966
|Born||23 October 1937|
|Died||18 June 1967 (aged 29)|
|Formula One World Championship career|
|Teams||Lotus (including non-works)|
|Entries||3 (2 starts)|
|First entry||1964 Italian Grand Prix|
|Last entry||1966 Italian Grand Prix|
He was killed in a horrific accident in an Italian Formula Three race at Caserta in 1967. After an 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.
Complete Formula One resultsEdit
|1964||Rob Walker Racing Team||Brabham BT11||BRM V8||MON||NED||BEL||FRA||GBR||GER||AUT||ITA
|1965||Team Lotus||Lotus 25||Climax V8||RSA||MON||BEL||FRA||GBR||NED||GER||ITA
|1966||Team Lotus||Lotus 33||Climax V8||MON||BEL||FRA||GBR||NED||GER||ITA
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- "Motorsport Memorial – Beat Fehr". Motorsport Memorial. Retrieved 6 April 2013.
- Small, Steve (1994). The Guinness Complete Grand Prix Who's Who. Guinness. p. 150. ISBN 0851127029.
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