Carlo Maria Abate (born 10 July 1932, in Turin), is an Italian former auto racing driver. He was one of the best Ferrari 250 GTO specialists. Abate preferred to be addressed as "Carlo Mario Abate" instead of his christened name. He is, alphabetically, the first of all the F1 drivers.
He made two Formula One qualifying attempts, with the first being the 1962 French Grand Prix, but withdrew after crashing his Lotus 18/21 at his next race at Reims-Gueux. He also withdrew his entry to the 1963 Italian Grand Prix.
He later became the director of a private clinic in Italy.
Formula One Statistical OverviewEdit
Formula One RecordEdit
|Year||Entrant||Team||WDC Points||WDC Pos.||Report|
|1962||Scuderia SSS Republica di Venezia||Lotus-Climax||0||NC||Report|
|Front Row Starts||0|
|Distance Raced||0 km|
|Distance Led||0 km|
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|3rd||DNQ||Did not qualify|
|5th||Points finish||DNPQ||Did not pre-qualify|
|14th||Non-points finish||TD||Test driver|
|NC||Non-classified finish (<90% race distance)||DNS||Did not start|
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