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Luigi Taramazzo

Born:
5th May 1932
Ceva, Piedmont
Died:
15th February 2004 (Aged 71)
Vallecrosia, Liguria
Nationality:
Italian
Most recent race (in database):
Biography

Having raced since 1951, Luigi Taramazzo led the Sports 2000cc class in the 1955 Mille Miglia until his Ferrari 500 Mondial retired. He won a local hillclimb at Garessio-San Bernardo and finished third in Monza’s Coppa Inter-Europa during 1957 when driving a Ferrari 250GT Zagato.

He won the 1958 Mille Miglia sharing a Ferrari GT Berlinetta with Gerino Gerini. However, that once-great event was now a minor regularity test following the fatalities to Alfonso de Portago and others a year previously.

Although best known in Italian sports car and hillclimbing circles, Taramazzo failed to qualify a Scuderia Centro Sud Maserati 250F for the 1958 Monaco Grand Prix when 19th fastest in practice. That was his only Formula 1 outing but Taramazzo continued to compete in national events into the new decade.

His Ferrari 250LM was third in the 1965 Circuito di Mugello and he was a class winner in the 1968 Sebring 12 Hours with a Lancia Fulvia HF. He retired from racing after finishing seventh on the 1972 Targa Florio.

Championship seasons

Season Name Starts Poles Podiums Wins Position Points
1964 International Championship of Makes
Scuderia Sant Ambroeus
1 0 0 0 2
1958 F1 World Championship
Scuderia Centro Sud
0 (1) 0 0 0 0