Umberto Maglioli Biography: Umberto Maglioli was an Italian racing driver. He raced in ten Formula One World Championship Grands Prix after debuting on September 13, 1953.
Umberto Maglioli Biography
Umberto Maglioli Biography: Umberto Maglioli was born on 5 June 1928 in Bioglio, Italy. He raced in ten Formula One World Championship Grands Prix after debuting on September 13, 1953. He finished on the podium twice and earned a total of 3 1⁄3 championship points. He competed in the Targa Florio nineteen times, winning three times, and the Mille Miglia ten times, finishing second in the Lancia Aurelia B20 GT in 1951.
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|Date Of Birth||5 June 1928|
|Birth Place||Bioglio, Italy|
|Died||7 February 1999|
Umberto Maglioli Career
Giovanni Bracco introduced him to racing, and he accompanied him on multiple Mille Miglia and Targa Florios. In 1953, he won the Targa (alone) in a Lancia D20 and the Pescara 12hr race in a Ferrari 375 MM alongside Mike Hawthorn. In 1954 Maglioli won the final Carrera Panamericana while piloting a Ferrari 375 Plus. The same year, he won the 1000-kilometer Buenos Aires race (with Giuseppe Farina) and the 1000-kilometer Supercortemaggiore at Monza, again with Hawthorn.
In 1956, he joined Porsche and won the Targa Florio again. In 1957, Porsche entered two 550RSs in the German Grand Prix, one driven by Giancarlo Maglioli and the other by Edgar Barth, in line with regulations allowing F2 cars to participate. Maglioli still needs to complete the race. He ruined his Porsche during the Gaisburg hillclimb in Austria later that year. In a Salzburg hospital, he recovered from leg injuries so severe that physicians initially feared he might never walk again. In 1964, he won the Sebring 12 Hours for Ferrari, and in 1968, he won the Targa with Vic Elford in a works Porsche 907. In 1970, Maglioli withdrew from racing.