1937 - 1967

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"Geki" was the racing pseudonym of Giacomo Russo (23 October 1937 – 18 June 1967), who was a racing driver from Italy. An experienced driver in the Italian lower formulae, he also participated in three Formula One Italian Grands Prix from 1964–66, failing to qualify for the 1964 race, driving a Brabham for Rob Walker. For his two Grand Prix starts, he drove for Team Lotus. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Geki has received more than 15,815 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Geki is the 154th most popular racing driver (down from 153rd in 2019), the 2,379th most popular biography from Italy (down from 2,130th in 2019) and the 31st most popular Italian Racing Driver.

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Among racing drivers, Geki ranks 154 out of 888Before him are Ignazio Giunti, Olivier Gendebien, Gunnar Nilsson, Louis Rosier, Roy Salvadori, and Stefan Bellof. After him are Robert Kubica, Richie Ginther, Juan Pablo Montoya, Carel Godin de Beaufort, Raymond Sommer, and Jenson Button.

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Among people born in 1937, Geki ranks 193Before him are María Kodama, Marcian Hoff, Viktor Ponedelnik, Marie Dubois, Kōichirō Matsuura, and Carlos Westendorp. After him are Tom Stoppard, George Zweig, Viacheslav Chornovil, Alice Coltrane, Valentin Rasputin, and Miguel Trovoada. Among people deceased in 1967, Geki ranks 122Before him are Enrico Dante, Eugen Fischer, Ernst Wollweber, Péter Palotás, José Martínez Ruiz, and Sydir Kovpak. After him are Li Lisan, Alice B. Toklas, Alberto Bayo, Claude Rains, Victor de Sabata, and Nils von Kantzow.

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Among people born in Italy, Geki ranks 2,379 out of 4,088Before him are Piero Cappuccilli (1929), Prince Thomas, Duke of Genoa (1854), Luigi Ganna (1883), Giovanni Benedetto Platti (1697), Arnaldo Forlani (1925), and Gino Colaussi (1914). After him are Gian Carlo Menotti (1911), Ada Negri (1870), Pietro Mocenigo (1406), Daniele Manin (1804), Paolo Boselli (1838), and Daniele De Rossi (1983).


Among racing drivers born in Italy, Geki ranks 31Before him are Sandro Munari (1940), Eugenio Castellotti (1930), Jarno Trulli (1974), Giancarlo Baghetti (1934), Luigi Villoresi (1909), and Ignazio Giunti (1941). After him are Renzo Zorzi (1946), Andrea de Adamich (1941), Carlo Maria Abate (1932), Nanni Galli (1940), Nello Pagani (1911), and Giovanna Amati (1959).