Ettore Chimeri

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04 Jun 1921
Lodi, Milan


27 Feb 1960
Havana, Cuba



Grands Prix:

1 (1960)

Killed in a sportscar practice in Cuba just weeks after his Grand Prix debut. Italian born, but Venezuelan based driver, who ran a construction business which allowed the funds for him to race, mostly in sportscars, in both North and South America. Although he moved as a two year old to Venezuela, Chimeri retained Italian citizenship and served in the Italian Air Force during World War Two. Chimeri started racing after building up his business and primarily raced in sportscars before attempting the Argentine Grand Prix, the Buenos Aires Formula Libre race and then the Libertad GP sportscar race in Cuba in which he lost his life.

Biography last updated 22 Oct 2015