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#1 William Hunt

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 08:15

I just noticed that Cesare Perdisa, who raced for Maserati mainly, was only 22 years young when he made his debut in F1.
Like his best friend, the massively talented Eugenio Castellotti, he was extremely young for that era in F1.

 

Now I assume that Perdisa must have been pretty good because he was a factory driver at Maserati in '55-'56 and was hired by Ferrari for '57 but he stopped right after the death of Castellotti (which was entirely Enzo Ferrai's stupid fault with his big ego).

 

What I am wondering is: how good was Perdisa?

His performances are very difficult to judge since he gave his car to a lead driver each time he finished in the points (so he definately was a team player).


Edited by William Hunt, 13 June 2017 - 08:16.


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#2 Tim Murray

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 08:54

This earlier thread may be of interest:

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#3 JoBo

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 10:03

I just noticed that Cesare Perdisa, who raced for Maserati mainly, was only 22 years young when he made his debut in F1.
Like his best friend, the massively talented Eugenio Castellotti, he was extremely young for that era in F1.

 

Now I assume that Perdisa must have been pretty good because he was a factory driver at Maserati in '55-'56 and was hired by Ferrari for '57 but he stopped right after the death of Castellotti (which was entirely Enzo Ferrai's stupid fault with his big ego).

 

What I am wondering is: how good was Perdisa?

His performances are very difficult to judge since he gave his car to a lead driver each time he finished in the points (so he definately was a team player).

 

Perdisa was OK as a driver but definitely not in the leage with his close friend Castellotti or with Moss, not to mention Fangio.

But he was involved in the development of the Maserati A6GCS and 300S.

 

He came from a wealthy family who made their fortunes in the publishing/printing business.

 

JoBo


Edited by JoBo, 13 June 2017 - 10:04.