Who can tell me about.....
Posted 22 November 2012 - 11:57
All three took part in the 1947 Grand Prix de Nice but a general search seems not to unearth any information other than their participation in this and some other events.
Posted 22 November 2012 - 12:07
1 June 1946 "with the Alfa-Romeo in which Nuvolari had sensationally won the 1935 German GP".
(Midland Automobile Club centenary book "Ton up")
Posted 22 November 2012 - 12:16
Posted 22 November 2012 - 15:16
Leif on the Golden Era website describes him thus - "Swiss driver. Raced first for Ecurie Genevoise then as a Maserati privateer. Was one of the last few privateers to race in GP racing in 1939."
He raced at Turin, Naples and the Eifelrennen in 1937, at the Swiss GP in 1937 and 1938, and the Belgian and German Grands Prix of 1939. In the last pre-war race at Spa he "blotted his copybook" by forcing Georg Meier's Auto Union off the road at Blanchimont.
His final appearance before the war was at the German GP of 1939 when he was disqualified for a fuel infringement.
Edited by taylov, 22 November 2012 - 20:43.
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Posted 22 November 2012 - 20:42
Thank you, gentlemen. So, two more Swiss to go along with de Graffenried, Fisher and Branca.....
...and Hug (or are you excluding him for being largely a voiturette driver? )
Posted 22 November 2012 - 22:21
I was told this several years ago by someone( who's name I cannot now recall) researching a possible book on their racing exploits.
Posted 22 November 2012 - 22:57
Don't know Hug.
David McKinney produced an excellent brief review of his sadly short racing career here in 2002. Hug crashed in practice at Albi in 1939 and received serious head injuries from which he never recovered despite "surviving" another 40 years or so.