Carlo Facetti

Full Name:
Carlo Giovanni Facetti
Born:
26th June 1935 (Age 84)
Cormano, Lombardy
Nationality:
Italian
Most recent race (in database):
Biography

Born in a northern suburb of Milan, Carlo Facetti began racing in 1953 and was a race winner at the start of the European Touring Car Championship 10 years later. He also raced in Formula 3 during the 1960s and stepped up to Formula 2 in 1968 with a works-supported Tecno.

Works Alfa Romeo driver

European results were less-than impressive but he finished seventh in a Temporada race at San Juan. He also made his first start at Le Mans that year when fifth with Spartaco Dini and a works Alfa Romeo T33/2.

Third in the 1972 Buenos Aires 1000Kms with Giovanni Alberti’s private Alfa Romeo, he continued to be employed by the marque as test driver for the works-backed Autodelta operation. He would not win a World Sportscar Championship race during his career but 1974 was a particularly successful and consistent season as Facetti and Andrea de Adamich finished on the podium four times.

Formula 1 disappointment

Although endurance racing was now his focus, the 39 year old was entered in the 1974 Italian GP but his Scuderia Finotto Brabham BT42-Ford did not qualify. Martino Finotto was Facetti’s regular co-driver and they raced for Milan’s Jolly Club in both sports cars and the European Touring Car Championship.

They shared the second-placed Porsche 935 with Romeo Camathias in the Daytona 24 Hours and Mugello Six Hours at the start of the 1977 World Sportscar Championship. Alpina’s title-winning BMW 3.0 CSL was acquired for the following season’s ETCC and they won three times to finish as runners-up behind Umberto Grano despite missing the final three races following a crash at the Nürburgring.

European Touring Car Champion

They returned at the start of 1979 and went one better – clinching the ETCC title with five victories that included the Tourist Trophy at Silverstone. In addition, Facetti joined Riccardo Patrese in a works Lancia Beta Monte Carlo to finish second in the world championship Florio Cup at Enna-Pergusa.

Finotto and Facetti dominated the first two seasons of the fledgling Group C2 category. The company they ran together (named Carma due to their first names) built the Alba AR2-Giannini with which they won the class constructors’ world title in 1983 and 1984.

Carlo Facetti continued to race occasionally into the mid 1990s but now runs a preparation company in Bresso.

Championship seasons

Season Name Starts Poles Podiums Wins Position Points
1986 World Sports-Prototype Championship 3 0 0 0 0
1985 World Endurance Championship 7 0 0 0 42nd 8
1984 World Endurance Championship
Jolly Club
10 0 0 0 57th 6
1983 World Endurance Championship
Jolly Club
7 0 0 0 64th 4
1982 World Endurance Championship 1 (1) 0 0 0 0
1981 World Endurance Championship
Martino Finotto
Martini Racing (Lancia)
Jolly Club
5 (2) 2 0 0 69th 33
1980 World Championship of Makes
Jolly Club
8 0 0 0 25
1979 European Touring Car Championship 1st -
1979 World Championship of Makes
Jolly Club
Lancia Corse
3 2 2 0 27
1978 World Championship of Makes
Martino Finotto
5 0 0 0 16
1977 World Championship of Makes
Jolly Club
4 2 2 0 36
1976 World Championship of Makes 2 (1) 0 0 0 0
1975 World Championship of Makes 1 0 0 0 0
1974 F1 World Championship
Scuderia Finotto
0 (1) 0 0 0 0
1974 World Championship of Makes
Autodelta
Scuderia Jolly Club
5 0 4 0 51
1973 World Championship of Makes
Scuderia Brescia Corse
Brescia Corse
2 0 0 0 8
1972 World Championship of Makes
Giovanni Alberti
1 0 1 0 12
1970 International Championship of Makes
Autodelta
1 0 0 0 0
1969 European F2 Trophy
Scuderia Picchio Rossa
0 (1) 0 0 0 0
1968 European F2 Trophy
Scuderia Picchio Rossa
Tecno Racing Team
2 0 0 0
0% win rate
0
1968 International Championship of Makes
Autodelta
Scuderia Piccionaia
2 0 0 0 4
1968 Temporada F2 Championship
Tecno Racing Team
4 0 0 0
0% win rate
11th 1.4
1967 Temporada F3 Championship
Scuderia Madunina
4 0 0 0
0% win rate
0
1966 Temporada F3 Championship
Scuderia Sant Ambroeus
3 (1) 0 0 0
0% win rate
11th 1
1964 Temporada F2 Championship
Scuderia Sant Ambroeus
4 0 0 0
0% win rate
0