Achille Varzi

Achille Varzi

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Achille Varzi (August 8, 1904 - July 1, 1948), was an Italian Grand Prix driver. Born in Galliate, province of Novara (Piedmont), Achille Varzi was the son of a prosperous textile manufacturer. As a young man, he was a successful motorcycle racer of a Garelli before switching to auto racing in 1928 where, for the next ten years he would rival the great Tazio Nuvolari. Varzi's first race car was a Type 35 Bugatti but he shortly changed to driving an Alfa Romeo, a brand with which he would score a great many victories during the 1929 Italian racing season. In 1930 Varzi acquired a vehicle from the relatively new Maserati company. He drove it as well as an Alfa Romeo earning his country's racing championship, a feat he would repeat in 1934. One of his big victories came at the prestigious Targa Florio where he upset the favored Louis Chiron. Following his win at the 1933 Tripoli Grand Prix, Varzi was at the forefront of allegations that the race had been fixed. Varzi won 6 Grand Prix in 1934 driving the Alfa Romeo P3, at Alessandria, Tripoli, Targa Florio, Penya Rhin at Barcelona, Coppa Ciano and Nice.show more

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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 213g
  • Flu Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 613493707X
  • 9786134937078