Achille Varzi

Achille Varzi

Birth
Galliate, Provincia di Novara, Piemonte, Italy
Death 1 Jul 1948 (aged 43)
Bremgarten, Verwaltungskreis Bern-Mittelland, Bern, Switzerland
Burial Galliate, Provincia di Novara, Piemonte, Italy
Memorial ID 12907117 · View Source
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Auto Race Car Driver. Born in Galliate (NO), Novara, Piedmont, Italy, he was the son of a prosperous textile manufacturer. As with many racing drivers, he began with racing motorcycles until he progressed to four wheels in 1928 where for the next ten years, he would rival Tazio Nuvolari. One of his big victories came in the prestigious Targa Florio, where he would beat the favorite Louis Chiron. After racing Alfa Romeo cars he moved to Auto Union in 1935. His driving became overshadowed by teammate Bernd Rosemeyer as he won fewer races. After World War II he made a remarkable comeback at the age of 42 in 1947 and won three minor Grand Prix races. During the wet practice for the 1948 Swiss Grand Prix at Bremgarten near Bern, his car skidded, flipped over and crushed him to death. During his career, he competed in 139 races, winning 33.

Bio by: Paul Narramore


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  • Originally Created by: Paul Narramore
  • Added: 5 Jan 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial 12907117
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Achille Varzi (7 Jul 1904–1 Jul 1948), Find a Grave Memorial no. 12907117, citing Cimitero di Galliate, Galliate, Provincia di Novara, Piemonte, Italy ; Maintained by Find A Grave .