Piero Carini

Piero Carini (March 6, 1921 – May 30, 1957) was a racing driver from Italy. He was born in Genoa and died in Saint-Étienne, France.[1]

Piero Carini
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Born(1921-03-06)6 March 1921
Genoa, Italy
Died30 May 1957(1957-05-30) (aged 36)
Saint-Étienne, France
Formula One World Championship career
NationalityItaly Italian
Active years1952 - 1953
TeamsFerrari inc. non-works
Career points0
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
First entry1952 French Grand Prix
Last entry1953 Italian Grand Prix

Racing careerEdit

Carini wins GP Dakar on 13 March 1955 in his red Ferrari 750

Carini finished third in the 1950 Modena Grand Prix, run that year to Formula Two rules, driving an OSCA.[1] However, the car proved unreliable in 1951 but he achieved enough to be invited to join Scuderia Marzotto for 1952, to drive their Ferrari sports and Grand Prix cars.[1] Despite only competing in two Grands Prix (debuting on 6 July 1952) and retiring from both, Carini did well enough to be signed by the works Ferrari team for 1953, effectively as a "junior" driver alongside Umberto Maglioli.[1] However he only competed in the Italian Grand Prix and at the end of the season moved to Alfa Romeo for 1954, to drive their touring cars achieving class wins in the Mille Miglia, the Tour of Sicily and the Dolomite Cup.[1]

In 1955 Carini drove a Ferrari to class wins at Dakar and Caracas, Venezuela, and an OSCA to a class win in the Targa Florio.

In 1957, driving in a sports car race, near Saint-Étienne, France, with a Ferrari Testa Rossa, Carini's car crossed the central reservation and collided with another competitor killing him instantly.[1]

Complete Formula One World Championship resultsEdit


Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 WDC Points
1952 Scuderia Marzotto Ferrari 166 Ferrari V12 SUI 500 BEL FRA
1953 Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 553 Ferrari V12 ARG 500 NED BEL FRA GBR GER SUI ITA
NC 0


  1. ^ a b c d e f Small, Steve (1994). The Guinness Complete Grand Prix Who's Who. Guinness. p. 95. ISBN 0851127029.