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Eugenio Castellotti

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Eugenio Castellotti was the most promising driver in Italy when he died at 26 while testing a Ferrari for the upcoming Sebring International Race in Florida. His fatal injury occurred at the Autodrome Circuit near Modena, Italy. Like his mentor and friend, Alberto Ascari, Castellotti died while testing a new Ferrari sports car. Ascari, a legendary Italian driver, had only just returned from crashing into the harbor at Monaco when he died in 1956. Castellotti had already made a name for himself as an international driver, mostly in sports car events. Eugenio had proven himself quite versatile, however, entering 14 grand prix races and standing on the podium after three of them.

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