Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Luigi Fagioli "The Abruzzi Robber" Dies From Crash Injuries - June 20, 1952

June 9, 1898 – June 20, 1952
Luigi Fagioli
Born in Osimo, Ancona, Italy.
Nicknamed "the Abruzzi robber", he is currently the oldest driver to win a race in Formula One.

For 1952, Fagioli signed with Lancia to drive sports cars. Shortly after, while practicing for the Monaco Grand Prix, he had what appeared to be a minor crash: however, his internal injuries were such that he died in hospital three weeks later.

Luigi Fagioli ranks as one of Italy's greatest race car drivers, and has the second-highest percentage of podium finishes in the Formula One World Championship (85.71%), after "one-time wonder" Dorino Serafini.

(Photo;"L Fagioli" by Original uploader was Giorgio Gentili at it.wikipedia )
Luigi Fagioli statue in Osimo.

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