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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 19,967 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Geki is the 186th most popular racing driver (down from 154th in 2019), the 2,689th most popular biography from Italy (down from 2,377th in 2019) and the 33rd most popular Italian Racing Driver.

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Among racing drivers, Geki ranks 186 out of 888Before him are Harald Ertl, Gerhard Mitter, Ernesto Brambilla, Mark Webber, Roberto Moreno, and Wayne Rainey. After him are Mark Donohue, Karl Kling, Timo Salonen, Gerry Ashmore, Pedro de la Rosa, and Nanni Galli.

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Among people born in 1937, Geki ranks 218Before him are Klim Churyumov, Glen A. Larson, Lluís Martínez Sistach, David Mumford, Antonio Valentín Angelillo, and Francisco Pinto Balsemão. After him are Mark Donohue, Maryan Wisniewski, Mehdi Karroubi, George Zweig, Hildegard Behrens, and Boris Cyrulnik. Among people deceased in 1967, Geki ranks 142Before him are Albert Lutuli, Nils von Kantzow, André Cluytens, Gideon Ståhlberg, Manuel Prado Ugarteche, and Carl Schuricht. After him are Ram Manohar Lohia, Enrico Dante, Georges Sadoul, Princess Dorothea of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Mikhail Kovalyov, and Bob Anderson.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Geki ranks 2,689 out of 4,668Before him are Teodolfo Mertel (1806), Giancarlo Antognoni (1954), Edoardo Amaldi (1908), Giottino (1324), Fabrizio Ravanelli (1968), and Giuseppe Acerbi (1773). After him are Carlo Cignani (1628), Enrico Dante (1884), Jacopo Contarini (1194), Gisulf I of Friuli (600), Massimo Bonini (1959), and Carlo Contarini (1580).


Among racing drivers born in Italy, Geki ranks 33Before him are Eugenio Castellotti (1930), Renzo Zorzi (1946), Giancarlo Baghetti (1934), Andrea de Adamich (1941), Nello Pagani (1911), and Ernesto Brambilla (1934). After him are Nanni Galli (1940), Felice Bonetto (1903), Umberto Maglioli (1928), Giulio Cabianca (1923), Carlo Ubbiali (1929), and Giovanna Amati (1959).