Clemente Biondetti

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Clemente Biondetti
1938 ClementeBiondetti.jpg
Nation: ItalyItaly Italy
Automobile world championship
First start: 1950 Italian Grand Prix
Last start: 1950 Italian Grand Prix
1950  Scuderia Ferrari
World Cup balance: no World Cup placement
Starts Victories Poles SR
1 - - -
World Cup points : -
Podiums : -
Leadership laps : -
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Clemente Biondetti (born October 18, 1898 in Buddusò , Sardinia , † February 24, 1955 in Florence ) was an Italian racing driver .


Clemente Biondetti in front of his Ferrari 166 MM at the Mille Miglia 1949

Clemente Biondetti was one of those tech-savvy drivers who preferred to tinker with their private cars and compete in races than to submit to large racing teams and the associated team orders. From 1927 on he drove Salmson , Bugatti and Maserati . His strengths have always been the great endurance races, where a good car is less important than driving skills. In 1937 he joined yet the works team of Alfa Romeo in; the victory at the Mille Miglia in 1938 and third place at the Coppa Ciano in the same year were his best results.

After the Second World War he competed in Alfa Romeo and Ferrari and was able to win the prestigious Mille Miglia three more times (1947, 1948 and 1949 ).

After 1950 he concentrated on sports car racing , but cancer affected him so much that he had to retire from racing in 1954. Clemente Biondetti died the following year.

The Italian also competed three times in the Le Mans 24-hour race . In 1938 , when he made his debut, as a partner of Raymond Sommer just before the end of the race he looked like the sure winner when he was twelve laps ahead in an Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring. However, suspension damage after a tire failure prevented success.


Statistics in the automobile world championship

general overview

season team chassis engine run Victories Second Third Poles nice
Race laps
Points WM-Pos.
1950 Clemente Biondetti Ferrari 166T Jaguar 3.4 L6 1 - - - - - - NC
total 1 - - - - - -

Single results

season 1 2 3 4th 5 6th 7th
1950 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of the United States (1912-1959) .svg Flag of Switzerland within 2to3.svg Flag of Belgium (civil) .svg Flag of France.svg Flag of Italy.svg
colour abbreviation meaning
gold - victory
silver - 2nd place
bronze - 3rd place
green - Placement in the points
blue - Classified outside the point ranks
violet DNF Race not finished (did not finish)
NC not classified
red DNQ did not qualify
DNPQ failed in pre-qualification (did not pre-qualify)
black DSQ disqualified
White DNS not at the start (did not start)
WD withdrawn
Light Blue PO only participated in the training (practiced only)
TD Friday test driver
without DNP did not participate in the training (did not practice)
INJ injured or sick
EX excluded
DNA did not arrive
C. Race canceled
  no participation in the World Cup
other P / bold Pole position
SR / italic Fastest race lap
* not at the finish,
but counted due to the distance covered
() Streak results
underlined Leader in the overall standings

Le Mans results

year team vehicle Teammate placement Failure reason
1938 Third French RepublicThird French Republic Raymond Summers Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Third French RepublicThird French Republic Raymond Summers failure suspension
1951 ItalyItaly Clemente Biondetti Jaguar XK 120 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Leslie Johnson failure Oil pump
1953 ItalyItaly Scuderia Lancia Lancia D20 ArgentinaArgentina José Froilán González failure Engine failure

Individual results in the sports car world championship

season team race car 1 2 3 4th 5 6th 7th
1953 Lancia Lancia D20 United StatesUnited States SEB ItalyItaly MIM FranceFrance LEM BelgiumBelgium SPA GermanyGermany ONLY United KingdomUnited Kingdom RTT MexicoMexico CAP
8th DNF
1954 Clemente Biondetti Ferrari 250MM ArgentinaArgentina BUA United StatesUnited States SEB ItalyItaly MIM FranceFrance LEM United KingdomUnited Kingdom RTT MexicoMexico CAP

Web links

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