Gigi Villoresi  Italy

  • Full name Luigi Villoresi
  • Birth date May 16, 1909
  • Birthplace Milan, Italy
  • Date of death August 24, 1997 (88 years 100 days)
  • Place of death Modena, Italy
  • Teams Ferrari, Lancia, Maserati
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World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1950 Ferrari 3 3 0 0 1 6 0 0 4 0 0 0 -
1951 Ferrari 7 7 0 3 5 3 0 2 3 0 0 18 5
1952 Ferrari 2 2 0 2 2 3 0 1 2 0 0 8 8
1953 Ferrari 8 8 0 3 6 2 0 2 3 1 0 17 5
1954 Maserati, Lancia 5 4 0 0 1 5 0 0 5 0 0 2 20
1955 Lancia, Ferrari 3 2 0 0 1 5 0 0 7 0 0 2 19
1956 Maserati 5 5 0 0 2 5 0 0 8 0 0 2 20
Total 33 31 0 8 18 2 0 5 2 1 0 49
Race Circuit Date
First race Monaco Grand Prix Monaco May 21, 1950 Race results
Last race Italian Grand Prix Monza September 2, 1956 Race results
Profile

A successful grand prix driver in the golden days before the Second World War, Luigi was marginally past his peak by the time the World Championship came to be founded, although he was still quick enough to win the 1949 Dutch Grand Prix.

After years with Maserati and Alfa Romeo, Luigi had moved to Ferrari in 1949 to encourage the career of his young friend Alberto Ascari, whom he recognized as having a far greater talent than his own. Luigi pulled out temporarily after Ascari's death in 1955, returning in 1956 for Maserati, only to crash badly at the non-championship Rome Grand Prix and retire.

Reproduced from The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Formula One published by Carlton Books

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October 2, 1948

Gigi Villoresi on his way to victory

October 2, 1948

Race winner Gigi Villoresi leads team-mate Alberto Ascari

October 2, 1948

Gigi Villoresi takes the plaudits after his win

     

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