Carlo Facetti ( born June 26, 1935 in Cormano ) is an Italian former race car driver and entrepreneur.
Career as a driver
Carlo Facettis long career in motorsport comprised almost four decades. When he was in April 1961 at the Targa Florio at the start, it was not foreseeable that he would run in 1995 in the Italian GT Championship race. Facetti - the long years factory drivers at Alfa Romeo and Autodelta was achieved its success especially in GT and sports car racing. Offs in single-seater racing cars were a rarity. Nevertheless, he tried to qualify for a World Cup race of the Formula 1 once. 1974 reported the Scuderia Finotto for him a Brabham BT42 for the Italian Grand Prix in Monza. With a training time of 1:37,300 minutes he failed short of qualifying for the race.
In the early 1960s he played mainly touring car racing cars of the Alfa Romeo brand. His first victory in 1962, he celebrated with a national GT race at Monza. By the end of the 1960s, he started in all major international sports car racing, made his debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and rose to become one of the most famous European touring car drivers. Notable in this period is mainly the third place overall in the 24- hour race at Spa -Francorchamps on a 1970 Alfa Romeo 2000 GTAm with partner Teodoro Zeccoli. Also in 1964 he reached the third place overall in this race.
As a factory driver from Autodelta he came in 1974 in the World Sportscar Championship four times on the podium for the first three. In the 1000 - km race at Austria ring he was 33 overall runner together with Andrea de Adamich an Alfa Romeo Tipo. In 1979, he secured the overall title in the European Touring Car Championship.
Mid -1980s he was works driver at Alba Engineering and won the junior class C2 of the World Sportscar Championship for the small Italian team in 1983 and 1984.
With the Industrial Martino Finotto Facetti shared a long friendship. Beginning of the 1980s, they jointly founding a company - CARMA (CAR for Carlo and MA for Martino) - which dealt with the development of racing engines. Referred to in the regulations as reasons Giannini Carma - - The 1.8-liter 4- cylinder turbo engine in the Alba AR2 was developed at CARMA.