1955 Lancia D50 Castellotti, Pau Grand Prix Diecast model by CMC in 1:18 Scale
An incredibly detailed Diecast model made out of more than 1,200 parts by CMC in 1:18 Scale
Castellotti was born in Lodi, Italy. He acquired a Ferrari at the age of twenty, from a local benefactor, and began racing sports cars in 1952. That year he won the Portuguese Grand Prix, was third at Bari and second at Monaco which was run that year for sports cars. 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. Here he is just before the 1955 Monaco Grand Prix.