Giorgio Scarlatti

Giorgio Scarlatti

2/10/1921 - 0/0/1992

Scarlatti was an Italian F1 driver. He participated in 15 grands prix, debuting on May 13, 1956. He scored 1 championship point.

<p align="justify">A solid and dependable but not too quick Italian sports car driver, Scarlatti raced a Maserati T200S in 1954-55, his best finishes being a second in class in the Tour of Sicily, and third places at Bari and Caserta. At this time he bought a Ferrari 500 to race in Formula 1, but after a fourth place in the 1956 Naples GP he proved to be hopelessly slow in his efforts to qualify at Monaco.

For 1957, Giorgio aligned himself with the works Maserati team and shared a point with Schell for their fifth place in the Italian GP, taking another fifth at the Modena GP and sixth at the Pescara GP, although he was ten minutes behind the winner.

After the works team had closed their doors, Scarlatti soldiered on with the 250F, sharing fourth place in the Buenos Aires City GP after Behra took over the car, and earned third place (and a class win) in the Targa Florio when he partnered Behra in the Frenchman's Porsche.

In 1959, Giorgio again raced the outdated Maserati, but disappointed when entrusted with the third works Cooper at Monza in place of the injured Masten Gregory.

He continued to race various ill-prepared single-seaters without success until 1961, though he did a little better in sports cars, winning that year's Pescara 4 Hours with a young Lorenzo Bandini in a Ferrari 246 V6.

(c) 'Who is Who' by Steve Small, 2000

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