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The 1928 Italian Grand Prix was a non-championship race held on September 9. It was the eighth incarnation of the race, as well as being the sixth Grand Prix of Europe. The race was won by Monaco driver Louis Chiron in a Bugatti, ahead of Achille Varzi, driving in relief of Giuseppe Campari in an Alfa Romeo, with Tazio Nuvolari in another Bugatti finishing third.

The race was marred by a tragic accident on lap 17. The Talbot of Emilio Materassi was moving to pass the slower Bugatti of Giulio Foresti. Materassi lost control, and headed toward the main grandstand. The car managed to leap a four meter wide protection moat, and plow into the crowd. At least 22 spectators were killed, along with Materassi. More than 50 were injured. All of the remaining Talbots were withdrawn, but the race continued for another three hours while the dead and injured were attended to.

After the race, the outcry was widespread and loud. For the first time, safety was dealt with on a serious level. The Monza circuit was closed until it could be rebuilt, and the Italian Grand Prix was not held again until 1931.


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Qualifying ResultsEdit

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RaceEdit

ResultsEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid
1 50 Monaco Louis Chiron France Bugatti 60 3:45:08.6 14
2 38 Italy Achille Varzi
Italy Giuseppe Campari
Italy Alfa Romeo 60 + 2:20.4 21
3 26 Italy Tazio Nuvolari France Bugatti 60 + 14:37.2 9
4 40 France Guy Drouet France Bugatti 60 + 14:40.0 16
5 6 Italy Aymo Maggi Italy Maserati 60 + 25:09.0 22
6 42 Italy Ernesto Maserati Italy Maserati 55 + 5 laps 13
7 22 France Guy Bouriat France Bugatti 55 + 5 laps 10
8 10 Italy Giulio Foresti France Bugatti 54 + 6 laps 2
NC 24 Italy Edoardo Probst France Bugatti 45 + 15 laps 7
NC 36 France J-C d'Ahetze France Bugatti 40 + 20 laps 12
Ret 2 Italy Baconin Borzacchini Italy Maserati 26 Wheel 1
Ret 28 France Pierre Blaque Belair France Bugatti 24 + 36 laps 11
Ret 46 Italy Luigi Arcangeli France Talbot 19 Withdrawn 17
Ret 44 Italy Antonio Brivio France Talbot 18 Withdrawn 20
Ret 8 Italy Gastone Brilli-Peri France Talbot 17 Withdrawn 5
Ret 18 Italy Emilio Materassi France Talbot 17 Fatal accident 3
Ret 48 Italy Gianfranco Comotti France Talbot 16 Withdrawn 19
Ret 32 Italy Carlo Tonini France Bugatti 15 Mechanical 15
Ret 20 Italy Giulio Aymini France Delage 14 Mechanical 6
Ret 12 United Kingdom William Grover-Williams France Bugatti 5 Engine 4
Ret 30 Italy Cleto Nenzioni France Bugatti 2 Mechanical 8
Ret 52 Italy Mario Piccolo Italy Maserati 1 Mechanical 18
DNA 4 Argentina Manuel Blancas France Bugatti Did not appear
DNA 14 Italy Giuseppe Gilera France Bugatti Did not appear
DNA 16 Italy J. Ghica-Cantacuzene France Template:Cozette-CON Did not appear
DNA 34 {Italy Ugo Stefanelli France Bugatti Did not appear
DNA 54 Argentina Manuel Ceratto France Delage Did not appear
DNA 56 Italy Federico Fisauli Italy Maserati Did not appear
DNA 58 Italy Ruggiero Bisighin France Bugatti Did not appear
DNA 60 Italy Alberto Kechler Italy Alfa Romeo Did not appear
DNA 62 Italy Roberto Serboli France Delage Did not appear

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