Giacomo Russo, known as "Geki", (23 October 1937 – 18 June 1967), was a racing driver from Italy. An experienced driver in the Italian lower formulae, he also participated in three Formula One Italian Grands Prix from 1964–66, failing to qualify for the 1964 race, driving a Brabham for Rob Walker. For his two Grand Prix starts, he drove for Team Lotus, scoring no championship points.
However, he was a four-time Italian Formula Three series champion, winning consecutive championships from 1961 to 1964.
He was killed in a horrific accident in an Italian Formula Three race at Caserta in 1967. After a multiple accident involving Beat Fehr, Andrea Saltari and Franco Foresti, Fehr ran down the track to warn the oncoming racers of the damaged cars and oil on the track ahead. The next group of cars included Geki, Massimo Natili, Jürg Dubler, Romano "Tiger" Perdomi and Corrado Manfredini who were unable to avoid colliding with the wreckage on the track. Geki's Matra then crashed into a wall and he was killed instantly. Fehr was struck by one of the cars and was also killed, and Perdomi died in hospital eight days later.
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Formula One RecordEdit
|Year||Entrant||Constructor||WDC Points||WDC Pos.||Report|
|1964||Rob Walker Racing Team||Brabham-BRM||0||NC||Report|
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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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