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Tazio Nuvolari was undoubtedly the pilot most emblematic of the Alfa Romeo 8C 2300, with him it earned the Grand Prix Targa Florio (1931), Coppa Ciano (1931), Great Prize of Monaco (1932) and Targa Florio (1932).
Born in Castel drio, near Mantua, in 1892, son of a sportsmen's family, began his career leading motorcycles.
On March 20, 1921 he ran for the first time in racing cars: The "Veronese Cup of Regularity ", in an Ansaldo type 4, finishing in the first position.
During 1924 he takes part in 19 careers of motorcycles. Tazio obtained his first absolute victory in the "Gulf of the Tigullio Circuit ", leading a Bianchi. While Tazio was taking part in events on board of his Chiribiri Monza Type, he meets a man that will be later another legend in the world of the car: Enzo Ferrari. The great man of Modena, would write later in his memories the following thing: " during the celebration of 2 Circuit of the Savio this "little man" (Nuvolari) was the only one that put me in squeezes, and to point he was of taking the victory from me. It was notable, so while I was piloting fabulously Alfa Romeo 3 liters, I was going to the steering wheel of a Chiribiri. We cross the line of goal in this order, and the same thing happened a few weeks later in the Circuit of the Polesine ". This anecdote would not happen from it of not being because the Alfa Romeo RL Sport who was taking Ferrari, had an engine of 2994 cm3, opposite to 1486 cm3 of the Chiribiri from Nuvolari.
In 1925, during a few days of tests in Monza, he was given an Alfa Romeo P2, the car with more success of the epoch, to test it. During the first five laps, he is overcoming his records in every one; his test drive finishes of spectacular form when the car goes out literally flying of the track. The car turns out to be seriously damaged, and Nuvolari seriously ill, but twelve days later, even convalescent, he returned to Monza, where take his Bianchi and achieved the Great Prize of the Nations.
In 1926, Tazio even competes on his Bianchi 350, the legendary "Light Blue Arrow", earning the majority of the careers in which he takes part.
On the following year, to the steering wheel of a Bianchi Type 20, he takes part in the first edition of the "Mille Miglia", finishing in tenth position. But he obtains the best results of the season to the steering wheel of his own car, a Bugatti 35, obtaining two absolute prizes and partial one in the "Great Royal Prize", in Rome, and in the "Circuit of the Garda".
1928 is the year of the debut of Nuvolari Scudery, on March 11 he achieves the victory in the Great Prize of Tripoli, having his first great international victory.
1929 was one of the most difficult years in the life and his sports career.
Nuvolari was financing likewise his participations in the careers, which was not cheap at all. He takes part with several cars (Bugatti 35C, OM 665 Speciale, Alfa Romeo 6C 1750SS, Talbot 1500 ...) but obtaining a few very poor results.
In 1930 Tazio signs for Alfa Romeo and is prepared for his first test. To the steering wheel of an Alfa Romeo 6C 1750, obtains the victory in the fourth edition of the "Mille Miglia" establishing a new record. Tazio turns into the first pilot who completes the length and extremely planned of the "Mille Miglia" supporting an average speed superior to the 100 km/h. This fact makes him immensely popular.
During this year he competes in careers more assiduous. In the Trieste-Opicina, Nuvolari obtains the first victory for the newborn Ferrari Scudery. Tazio also won the Cuneo-Colle della Maddalena, Vittorio Venetto-Cansiglio, and the Tourist Trophy in Ards's circuit.





1931 was one of the most intense years of Nuvolari. Obtaining three big absolute victories on seven possible ones: the Targa Florio, the Grand Prix of Italy, and the Cianno Cup. In the Royal Great Prize of Rome, Tazio piloted an old Bugatti 35 C, competing in the rest of careers on board of the Alfa Romeo from the Nuvolari Scudery.
In 1932 there earned 7 of 16 careers, among them the Grand Prix of Monaco, the Targa Fiorio, the Cianno Cup and the Acerbo Cup. Also he earned two titles of prestige: the pilots' Italian Championship and the International Championship.
In 1933, Tazio achieves the victory in eleven careers. He wins the Grand Prix of Tunis, the "Mille Miglia", the Circuit of Alexandria, the Eifelrennen, Nimes's Grand Prix, and 24 hours of Le Mans, among others, but he decides to purpose to his relation with the Ferrari Scudery.
The season of 1934 begins with a new rule in the Grand Prix: the weight of the vehicles limits itself in 750 kilograms. Nuvolari begins the season without competitive cars in his own Scudery. On April 22, in the Circuit "Bordino", in Alexandria, Nuvolari has the accident that could be the most serious of his entire career.
Upset one month after the accident, even with crutches, he competes with his aching leg, coming in the incredible 5 position. He takes part in a race after other one, with enough retreats (9 of 23 careers). Nevertheless, at the end of season, the luck favors again the Italian one, and achieves the victory in Modena and in Naples.
At the end of 1934, Nuvolari enters negotiations with Auto Union. Nevertheless, some pilots of Auto Union objected firmly to the contracting of the "Mantuano" and he returned to the Ferrari Scudery in 1935.
Nuvolari there began to win again to the steering wheel of an Alfa Romeo P3 of the Ferrari Scudery. His more impressive victory, took place in the Grand Prix of Germany, in Nrbungring's track, leading obsolete Alfa Romeo P3 (3167cm3, compressor, 265 CV) opposite to the last German cars: five Mercedes Benz W25 (3990 cm3, 8C, compressor, 375 CV) and four Auto Union Type B (4950cm3, 16C, compressor, 375 CV). Tazio could with all, signing maybe the most epic victory of his life in this circuit. Before the ending of the season, he won in other three occasions: in the Cianno Cup, in the Grand Prix of Niza and in that of Modena.
He began the season of 1936 with a new accident, which took place while he was practicing for the Grand Prix of Tripoli. Nuvolari worked out dismissed of the car, suffering multiple contusions, nevertheless on the following day, even limping, he managed to finish in eighth position. The Germans were imposed in Barcelona, in Budapest, in Milan and where he won again in controls of an Alfa Romeo 12C. Other two victories, the Cianno Cup, and Modena's Circuit, and finally, conquer the Americas with an impressive victory in the Vanderbilt Cup.
In 1937 the German cars dominate all the careers, so it is an evil year for the rest of participants. During a career, the Alfa Romeo catches fire, and once again Tazio has to jump in march across the flames. The Grand Prix of Milan suffers another accident during a test in the circuit of Turin, few races (only nine) and an alone victory.
In 1938 Alfa Romeo presents the new one 308. During the trainings of Pau's Grand Prix, the Alfa Romeo catches fire. Tazio turns out to be wounded, suffering slight burns.
In 1939 takes the Auto Union Type C to lead two memorable victories: Monza's Grand Prix, and two weeks later, Donington's Grand Prix. The Second World War explodes on September 3 while the Grand Prix of Belgrade is disputed. It is the last success and the last career of Union Car.
In Turin, September 3, 1946, he goes to the Brezzi Cup in a Cisitalia D46. In the second lap, he passes opposite to the boxes with the steering wheel in the hand. He runs during one more lap driving without steering wheel but he should have stopped to repairing the damages, finishing finally in thirteenth position. The history goes around the world and added moreover popularity to his legend. In 1946, Tazio took part in 19 careers, obtaining 3 absolute victories. He was with the Maserati, in Albi, where he gets his last international victory.
He report in only 6 careers in 1947. He obtained the absolute victory in the Circuit of Parma. In the "Mille Miglia" the career began in the position 55, but the epic returned to be present. One supported as leader to the steering wheel of his small Cisitalia 202, but the violent rain flooded the cabin of his car. He not still having any remedy on that to stop, when I reincorporate in the career, the Alfa Romeo Tipo 8C 2900 Berlinetta de Biondetti, was in the first position, entering first Brescia, followed closely by Tazio, which made tremble the heart of millions of Italian, when he was not able to reach the Alfa Romeo.
In 1948 Enzo Ferrari offered him given a 166S, after his Cisitalia was breaking during the test, and Tazio went out as if he had again 20 years, instead of the 56 that he had. In Pescara, he was a leader; in Rome, he was still a leader, and there was taking an advantage of 12 minutes his immediate more persecutor; in Livorno, this advantage increased to 20 minutes; and in Florence, already he was of half an hour the advantage that tape-worm. His pilotage was impressive, but his car broke.
En 1949, solo particip en una carrera, donde solo pudo completar una vuelta, conduciendo el Maserati A6GCS de Piero Carini. Se mantuvo tras un volante hasta 1950, donde tomo parte en su ultima carrera, el Giro di Sicilia / Targa Florio (de 1080 kilmetros de longitud), pero se vio obligado a retirarse por una rotura de la caja de cambios a los pocos kilmetros de haber tomado la salida.
In 1949, only he took part in a career, alone where he could complete a lap, leading the Maserati A6GCS of Piero Carini. He was kept after a steering wheel until 1950, where report in his last career, the Draft I gave Sicily / Targa Florio (of 1080 kilometers of length), but one saw obliged to withdraw from him for a break of the gearbox to few kilometers of the beginning.
On April 10, 1950, he took part in the Raise of Palermo-Montepellegrino, coming in fifth absolute position, and winning in his category. His car in that occasion was a Cisitalia 204 Spyder Sport developed by Abarth. Though Nuvolari never announced officially his retreat of the world of the competition, this it was his last victory, and his last race.-
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