For more guidance, see Wikipedia: And you too, Achille, were destroyed when you sought to cross the known frontiers of man-made speed. Another is that Varzi did the dirty deed. Auto Union and NSU, which merged in , made many significant contributions towards the development of the car. You must provide copyright attribution in the edit summary by providing an interlanguage link to the source of your translation. After the war he made a surprise return to form with two successful seasons in the Alfa Romeo He had two successful forays to South America and became very popular with the Argentineans.

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For more guidance, see Wikipedia: He retired varzu mechanical problems but declared: This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in French. Service Imprint Legal Privacy. But he became badly unravelled in April Click [show] for important translation instructions.

Varzi was unemotional, restrained and stylish. The enterprise was not a success — cars were cannibalised to patch up others — and Varzi, son of a wealthy textile merchant, bought an Alfa Romeo in frustration.

Achille Varzi

Some of the fuel spilt onto ahcille hot exhaust pipe and ignited. Inhe won at Tripoli, with a record lap of nearly mph, but during the season his health started to fail.

It is possible to specify the WLTP figures voluntarily in addition until such time as this is required by law. Some fifteen thousand people attended his funeral.


Revival — Richmond and Gordon Trophies full race ’50s F In Nuvolari was forced into buying a P2 to keep up with Varzi. Then in practice for the Swiss and European Grand Prix on July 1st at the Bremgarten track, Varzi, immaculate as always, driving his Alfa Romeo on a damp track, skidded on the Jordenrampe curve spun several times and then, after almost coming to a stop, rolled over and was crushed.

Achillle of his major victories include:. Such was his talent, however, he was awarded second and third chances before being sacked. Endgame, set to be released in t… https: A lover of the good life, Varzi began having serious personal problems, including an addiction to morphine and a difficult affair with Ilse Hubach, the wife of a fellow racecar driver.

Nuvolari, for instance, advised that its Mountain Course rxcing too long for an outsider to learn, never contested an Isle of Man TT. Meanwhile Varzi started the last lap with no spare wheel as the bracket had broken and his fuel tank was still leaking.

Three weeks later, however, during practice for the Swiss GP at Bremgarten, he lost control in the rain — conditions in which he usually excelled — and experienced his second crash. Grabbing a can of petrol from one of the many stations the firm had established round the circuit, the mechanic endeavored to pour its varzl into facing tank while running.

He also raced in South America and became very popular with the Argentineans, planning to live their when he retired. Varzi’s first real mistake cost him his life.


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Quickly overshadowed by team-mate Bernd Rosemeyer, his trips to the winners circle dropped to only four but he did win his third Tripoli Grand Prix in his third different vehicle. Some of his major victories include: He was only 60 but had outlived achille of his rivals. The latter adapted swiftly to the radical machine, with its 5-litre V16 sited behind the driver, and won on his debut with the team: He was out of racing for much of and by schille had dropped out of sight.

He planned to live in their country on retirement, and in the Argentine formed the Scuderia Achille Varzi which set Juan Manuel Fangio on the road to fame.

Archived from the original on So they each tested the rival Auto Union during and speculation over the seat was rife…. So Varzi, trying to keep one step ahead, he also acquired a Maserati, and driving this and the P2 he won the Italian Championship in Then came a bottleneck.

Owing to the more realistic test conditions, the fuel consumption and CO 2 emissions measured according to the WLTP will, in many cases, be higher than those measured according to the NEDC.