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Christmas Day is linked to Formula 1 through two drivers who have the same birth dates, Giancarlo Baghetti and Wilson Fittipaldi.
As for records, Baghetti is the only driver who managed to win an F1 race on his debut in the 1961 season at Rheims, except for the 1950 season when we have two more cases, Farina in the first race and Johinie Parsons in the first race from Indianapolis
Giancarlo Baghetti competed for seven seasons, but he did not have a constant presence, the most races, six, in the 1964 season. In 1962, he was teammate with the current champion Phill Hill in four races, this being also the season in which he managed to collect points in the Zandvoort and Monza races.
In the last race in which he participated in Formula 1 and the only one of the 1967 season at Monza, he was a partner with Jim Clark and Graham Hill, both world champions.
In the first season, also at Monza in 1961, he managed to make the fastest lap, in a race in which he started from sixth position (the best ranking at the start) but retired after thirteen laps due to an engine failure.
Wilson Fittipaldi participated in three seasons and debuted at Jarama in 1972, the race won by his brother Emerson. He managed to get points in two races, in Buenos Aires and Nurnurging, both in 1973.
In 1974, he is absent from Formula 1, but forms Fittipaldi team together with his brother. The last season as a pilot he will compete for his own team, the team that will be present until 1982
He is the older brother of the well-known Emerson Fittipaldi and the father of Christian Fittipaldi.
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