Castellotti was born in Lodi, Italy. He acquired a Ferrari at the age of twenty, from a local benefactor, and began racing in 1952. That year he won the Portuguese Grand Prix, was third at Bari and second at Monaco. In 1953 he won the Messina 10 hours and finished third in the Carrera Panamericana in Mexico. In 1954 he signed for Lancia and again drove sports cars whilst awaiting the team's Grand Prix car. He eventually made his Grand Prix debut at Buenos Aires on 16 January 1955, for Lancia, but struggled in the warmer temperatures and crashed.  However, he finished second at Monaco.

He was killed at only 26 years old during a private Ferrari test session at the Modena Autodrome.


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Lancia D50 1955 Pau Grand Prix