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Luigi Taramazzo

5th May 1932
Ceva, Piedmont
15th February 2004 (Aged 71)
Vallecrosia, Liguria
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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.