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Piero Taruffi was an Italian racing driver who started 18 Formula One Grands Prix in the 1950s, securing five podium finishes, and one win. Taruffi's best Drivers' Championship result came in 1952, finishing third behind Ferrari teammates, Alberto Ascari and Giuseppe Farina. As well as driving for Ferrari, Taruffi represented Alfa Romeo, Mercedes, Maserati and Vanwall during his seven year career in F1.

Outside of F1, Taruffi achieved accolades in sports car racing, winning the 1957 Mille Miglia, and motorcycling, in which he set the motorcycle land-speed record in 1937.

Piero Taruffi died in 1988 at the age of 81 in Rome.

Taruffi's daughter, Prisca Taruffi, is a former professional motor racing driver who has competed in the FIA GT Championship and several rally events. Prisca was allowed by Ferrari to drive her father's race winning Ferrari 315-S in the 2007 Mille Miglia, 50 years after Piero's victory in the event.


Formula One Career[]

Formula One Statistical Overview[]

Formula One Record[]

Year Entrant Team WDC Points WDC Pos.
1950 SA Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo 0 NC
1951 Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 10 6th
1952 Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 22 3rd
1954 Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 0 NC
1955 Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 9 6th
Daimler Benz AG Mercedes
1956 Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati 0 NC
Vandervell Products Ltd. Vanwall

Career Statistics[]

Entries 21
Starts 18
Pole Positions 0
Front Row Starts 4
Race Wins 1
Podiums 5
Fastest laps 1
Points 41
Laps Raced 793
Distance Raced 6017.346 km (3739 mi)
Races Led 1
Laps Led 46
Distance Led 334.880 km (208 mi)
Doubles 0

Race Wins[]

Win Number Grand Prix
1 1952 Swiss Grand Prix

Career Results[]

Complete Formula One results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Pts Pos
1950 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Monaco.svg 48-star U S flag.svg Flag of Switzerland.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of Italy.svg 0 NC
DNA Ret*
1951 Flag of Switzerland.svg 48-star U S flag.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Spain 1945 1977.svg 10 6th
2nd Ret ILL 5th 5th Ret
1952 Flag of Switzerland.svg 48-star U S flag.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Italy.svg 22 3rd
1st Ret 3rd 2nd 4th 7th
1953: Did not compete
1954 Flag of Argentina.svg 48-star U S flag.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Switzerland.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Spain 1945 1977.svg 0 NC
6th DNA
1955 Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of Monaco.svg 48-star U S flag.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Italy.svg 9 6th
8th* DNA 4th 2nd
1956 Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of Monaco.svg 48-star U S flag.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Italy.svg 0 NC
Ret Ret


Key
Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
1st Winner Ret Retired
2nd Podium finish DSQ Disqualified
3rd DNQ Did not qualify
5th Points finish DNPQ Did not pre-qualify
14th Non-points finish TD Test driver
NC Non-classified finish (<90% race distance) DNS Did not start
Italics Scored point(s) for Fastest Lap [+] More Symbols

*Shared Drive

Notes[]

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