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Пьеро Таруффи

Taruffi, Piero

Пьеро Таруффи / Taruffi, Piero

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

Родился:

12.10.1906

Альбано-Лациале

Умер:

12.01.1988

Рим

Сезонов в Ф1:

6

Лет в Ф1:

7

Гран При:

18

Старты:

18

Победы:

1

- подряд:

Подиумы:

5

- подряд:

2

Поул-позиции:

- подряд:

Первый ряд:

4

- подряд:

3

Быстрые круги:

1

- подряд:

Лучший финиш:

1

Лучший старт:

2

Дубли:

Хет-трики:

Лидирование старт/финиш:

Большие шлемы:

Круги:

793

- лидирования:

46

Километры:

6017.3

- лидирования:

334.88

Очки:

41

- за один сезон:

22

- подряд:

3

Ф1: 1950-1956

Пьеро Таруффи / Taruffi, Piero - 1950-1956

Год

Команда

Шасси

1950SA Alfa RomeoAlfa Romeo 158
Alfa Romeo 158
1951Scuderia FerrariFerrari 375
Ferrari 375
1952Scuderia FerrariFerrari 500
Ferrari 500
1954Scuderia FerrariFerrari 625
Ferrari 625
1955Scuderia FerrariFerrari 555 Supersqualo
Ferrari 555 Supersqualo
Daimler Benz AGMercedes-Benz W196
Mercedes-Benz W196
1956Officine Alfieri MaseratiMaserati 250F
Maserati 250F
Vandervell Products LtdVanwall VW (56)
Vanwall VW (56)

Originally a successful motor cycle racer, Taruffi first tasted four-wheel competition in the 1930 Mille Miglia, and was soon showing promise with his Itala. That brought him to the attention of Ferrari, who provided him with a 2.3 Alfa Romeo to beat Biondetti in the Coppa Frigo hill-climb. He was still racing on two wheels but took second place in the 1932 Rome GP behind Fagioli in an Alfa Monza, and third in the 1933 Eifelrennen.

By 1934 he was driving works Maseratis but crashed badly at Tripoli, and in 1935 he moved to the Bugatti team, taking a third at Turin. Taruffi was still involved in motor cycling, and though he stopped racing in 1937 he continued to manage the Gilera team both before and after the war.

Between 1947 and 1949, Piero drove Dusio's Cisitalias with great success and, guesting for Alfa Romeo, he took fourth in the Monza GP in 1948. Joining Scuderia Ferrari in 1949, Taruffi took second place in the Rome GP at Caracalla with the Tipo 166. In 1950 he occasionally represented both Alfa Romeo, taking third in the Grand Prix of Nations in Geneva, and Ferrari, his third in the end-of-year Penya Rhin GP at Barcelona bringing an invitation to join the works team on a regular basis in 1951. This was the final year of Alfa's dominance, but Piero finished second in the Swiss GP and third in the non-title Bari GP at Lungomare. In sports cars he took second place in the Tour of Sicily and, sharing a 4.1-litre with Chinetti, won the Carrera Panamericana.

Taruffi enjoyed his finest year in 1952. With the Tipo 500 now the car to beat, he backed the brilliant Ascari superbly, winning the Swiss GP at Bremgarten, and with some other excellent drives finished third in the drivers' championship. In other important single-seater races, Piero won the Paris GP at Montlhéry, and was second at both Syracuse and Naples, while in the big-capacity cars he took second in Turin and won the Libre Silverstone race in Vandervell's Ferrari Thinwall Special'. For 1953 he joined the Lancia team, racing their sports cars without great success, though he did finish second in the Carrera Panamericana in a 3.3 Lancia. Things improved in 1954, as victories in the Targa Florio and the Tour of Sicily demonstrate, the latter success being repeated the following year, this time at the wheel of a Ferrari.

Taruffi was still an occasional Grand Prix driver who could be relied upon to do a good job, and Mercedes brought him into their team after Hans Herrmann had put himself out of action, Piero bringing the silver car to excellent finishes in his two outings. For 1956 he joined Maserati's sports car team, sharing the winning car with Moss, Schell and Behra in the Nürburgring 1000 Km, and taking second in the Targa Florio, the Circuit of Sicily and the Pescara GP. His final F1 race came in the 1957 Syracuse GP when, driving a Scuderia Centro Sud Maserati 250F, he finished fourth, despite a broken shock absorber. Soon after, and at his 13th attempt, Taruffi achieved his great ambition, by taking victory in the ill-fated Mille Miglia in a works Ferrari as a late replacement for Musso. With this, he announced his retirement from racing, and set up a racing drivers' school.

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

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