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#1 litrico

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 11:38

More information about Pietro Bordino and the Circuito on www.pbordino.com

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#2 HistoryFan

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 14:00

I know that about him but would also like to have some more information:

- his father worked at Fiat and so Pietro become riding mechanic for Vincenzo Lancia and Felice Nazzaro
- 1908 first own races, since 1911 first Grand Prix races – with Fiat
- He then (1913) drove for Lancia’s new own racing team.
- After first World War: motorcycle races
- Comeback in 1921 for Grand Prix cars and IndyCar (Indianapolis 500 and other races)
- Almost won the 1921 Italien Grand – in lap 16 he withdraw with a broken oil pipe; he sets the fastest lap on the circuit near Brescia
- Almost won the 1922 French Grand Prix because his rear axle broke two laps before the end; his team-mate Nazzaro with the 2-litre-6-cylinder Fiat wins the race his nephew Biaggo was killed.
- Winner of first Grand Prix in Monza (1922 Italian Grand Prix)
- 1924 almost win the French Grand Prix, but his brakes failed
- 1925 10th at Indy 500 with a former Fiat Grand Prix car
- 1927 Bordino won the Milano Grand Prix at Monza, a Formula Libre race in which Fiat gave a comeback with the Fiat 806, the first single seater Grand Prix car ever. But Fiat withdraw from the sports after the race. The car had 12 cylinders, 1.5 litres, 187 bhp, 240 km/h.
- 1928 with private Bugatti T35 – death at V Circuto di Alexandria after he almost hit a dog, car overturned and fly into a river. Also his riding mechanic Giovanni Lasagne died in the accident
- He had a driving style not very good for material (many withdraws)
- There are rumours that Fiat destroyed all their racing cars after his death


#3 Nanni Dietrich

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 15:35

I know that about him but would also like to have some more information:

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- 1928 with private Bugatti T35 – death at V Circuto di Alexandria after he almost hit a dog, car overturned and fly into a river. Also his riding mechanic Giovanni Lasagne died in the accident
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Riding mechanic Giovanni Lasagna survived the accident:

http://www.motorspor....php?db=ct&n=83

#4 HistoryFan

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 15:50

Ah okay thank you very much!

#5 Tim Murray

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 16:18

Bordino's death was discussed in this earlier thread:

When did Pietro Bordino die?