Pre 1939 Drivers

Tazio Nuvolari

Italian

By general consent Nuvolari was the great maestro. A small, wiry man, he probably won more classic road races than any other man. Nuvolari more than any of his contempories preferred the .. skid and drift.. technique to the use of brakes.

During the thirties Nuvolari was almost unbeatable, and his sheer skill was such that he could nurse an engine even when travelling faster than any other competitor.

In his entire career he had only one accident and when he died, a few years ago, the whole of Italy went into mourning.

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pictured in an Alfa

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