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[edit | edit source]
Formula One Statistical Overview[edit | edit source]
Formula One Record[edit | edit source]
|Year||Entrant||Team||WDC Points||WDC Pos.|
|1950||SA Alfa Romeo||Alfa Romeo||0||NC|
|Daimler Benz AG||Mercedes|
|1956||Officine Alfieri Maserati||Maserati||0||NC|
|Vandervell Products Ltd.||Vanwall|
Career Statistics[edit | edit source]
|Front Row Starts||4|
|Distance Raced||6017.346 km (3739 mi)|
|Distance Led||334.880 km (208 mi)|
Race Wins[edit | edit source]
|Win Number||Grand Prix|
|1||1952 Swiss Grand Prix|
Career Results[edit | edit source]
|Complete Formula One results|
|1953: Did not compete|
|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|