Энциклопедия Формулы 1:
1950-2019

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Гонщики, G

Курсивом отмечены гонщики,
выступавшие только
в Indy 500 (1950-1960)

Швейцария
Швейцария

Туло де Граффенрид

Graffenried, Toulo de

Graffenried, Baron Emmanuel de

Туло де Граффенрид / Graffenried, Toulo de

(c) 'Who is Who' by Steve Small, 2000

Родился:

18.05.1914

Париж, Франция

Умер:

22.01.2007

Лонай

Сезонов в Ф1:

6

Лет в Ф1:

7

Гран При:

24

Старты:

22*

*не стартовал:

2

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Лучший финиш:

4

Лучший старт:

5

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Круги:

931

- лидирования:

Километры:

6363.26

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Очки:

9

- за один сезон:

7

- подряд:

2

Ф1: 1950-1956

Туло де Граффенрид / Graffenried, Toulo de - 1950-1956

Год

Команда

Шасси

1950Baron de GraffenriedMaserati 4CLT/50
Maserati 4CLT/50
1951SA Alfa RomeoAlfa Romeo 159A
Alfa Romeo 159M
Enrico PlatéMaserati 4CLT/50
Maserati 4CLT/50
1952Enrico PlatéMaserati Platé 4CLT
Maserati Platé 4CLT
1953Baron de GraffenriedMaserati A6GCM
Maserati A6GCM
1954Baron de GraffenriedMaserati A6GCM
Maserati A6GCM
1956Scuderia Centro SudMaserati 250F
Maserati 250F

Although his racing activities began well before the Second World War in his native Switzerland, with both a 3-litre Alfa Romeo and a Type 6C Maserati, it was the immediate post-war years that saw ‘Toulo' - as he was popularly known - at his zenith.

In 1946 he formed Team Autosport with former Mercedes driver Christian Kautz, the pair acquiring a new four-cylinder Maserati which de Graffenried brought into fifth place in the Prix de Geneva. He finished third in the car at Lausanne the following year, and drove splendidly to finish second to Farina in Geneva, and third in the Monaco GP behind Farina and Chiron in 1948, before his season was overshadowed by the death of Kautz in the Grand Prix de I'Europe at Bremgarten.

'Toulo' enjoyed his greatest triumph in 1949, winning the British Grand Prix in his latest San Remo-type 4CLT/48 Maserati, backing this up with second places in the Pau, Zandvoort and Swedish GPs and the Jersey Road Race in St Helier, as well as many other placings. He continued to race the car into the 1950 season but it was now a little long in the tooth. However, his performances were such that Alfa Romeo invited him to race for the team in the Grand Prix des Nations at Geneva, where he performed creditably to finish second to Fangio but only two seconds ahead of Taruffi after more than two hours' racing on this demanding street circuit.

Although de Graffenried was forced to continue racing his faithful Maserati in 1951, Alfa invited him to join their all-conquering team for three Grands Prix that year, where he again acquitted himself more than respectably. With the new Formula 2 rules in force for 1952, he drove Enrico Plate's Maseratis without achieving much success in the championship races, but picked up third places at Cadours and Aix-les-Bains.

Things were very different in 1953, however. Now at the wheel of the latest Maserati A6GCM model, he enjoyed some memorable races, winning the Syracuse GP, the Eifelrennen F2 race and the Lavant Cup at Goodwood. Installing a 2.5-litre engine in the car, de Graffenried raced it briefly in 1954, as well as competing in a Maserati sports car which he took to South America early in the season, winning the Circuit of Gavea race at Rio and the São Paulo GP. He raced little after this, having a few sports car outings in Ferraris and Maseratis before making a final Grand Prix appearance at Monza in 1956.

‘Toulo' was not lost to the Grand Prix world, however, for he was closely involved with the sport and seen regularly at the circuits over the next three decades.

(c) 'Who is Who' by Steve Small, 2000

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