BIOGRAPHY
Carlo Abate Full Name Carlo Maria Abate
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Born 10 July 1932, Turin
Died 29 April 2009, Turin – 86 years
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PRE-F1 CAREER
Season Series Team Races Poles Wins Podiums F/L Pts Rank
1960 World Sportscar Championship Scuderia SSS 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
1962 World Sportscar Championship Scuderia SSS 2 0 0 0 0 3 N/A
1962 World Sportscar Championship
Non-Championship F1
Scuderia SSS
Scuderia SSS
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3
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0
1
0
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1
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0
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0
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N/A
1963 Non-Championship F1 Scuderia Centro Sud
Comte G. Volpi
3 0 0 1 0 0 N/A
FORMULA 1 CAREER
Entries Races Non-Starts Poles Wins Podiums F/L Pts DNFs
3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
First Grand Prix Last Grand Prix
1962 French Grand Prix 1963 Italian Grand Prix
Season Team Chassis Engine Races Poles Wins Podiums F/L Pts Rank
1962 Scuderia SSS Lotus 18/21 Climax Straight-4 0 0 0 0 0 0 NC
1963 Comte G. Volpi Porsche 718 Porsche Flat-4 0 0 0 0 0 0 NC
POST-F1 CAREER
Season Series Team Races Poles Wins Podiums F/L Pts Rank
1963 Targa Florio Porsche 718 GTR 1 0 1 1 0 0 1st

Carlo Maria Abate


Biography

Abate was better known for his exploits behind the wheel of the iconic Ferrari 250 GTO driving for Scuderia Serenissima of Count Giovanni Volpi, Scuderia Centro Sud and occasionally even Scuderia Ferrari.

The Italian tried his hand at Formula 1 in 1962, initially entering the non-championship Naples Grand Prix in a Porsche where he finished fourth. He crashed his Lotus 18/21 at the next race at Reims-Geuex, prompting him to withdraw his entry from his first World Championship event, the 1962 French Grand Prix. He was also entered for that year’s German Grand Prix, but failed to participate.

In 1963, he piloted the Scuderia Centro Sud Cooper to fifth place at the non-championship Imola Grand Prix and claimed a podium at the Syracuse Grand Prix. Set to appear on home soil at that year’s Italian Grand Prix at Monza, he again withdrew his entry and retired from racing at the end of the year after winning the Targa Florio in a Porsche with Jo Bonnier.

After hanging up his helmet, Abate became the director of a private medical clinic.

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