Stanislaw Czaykowski

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Stanisław Czaykowski in his racing car in 1932

Count Stanisław Czaykowski (born June 10, 1899, The Hague , Netherlands ; † September 10, 1933 at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza ) was a Polish automobile racing driver .


Stanisław Czaykowski (according to other sources also Stanisłas Czaykowski or Stanislaus Czaykowski) took part in several Grand Prix and sports car races between 1930 and 1933. He celebrated his two racing victories at the 1931 Morocco Grand Prix in Anfa and at the Trophée de Provence in 1932 .

Czaykowski died on September 10, 1933 at the Gran Premio di Monza 1933 . His Bugatti Type 54 came in the infamous Curva Sud only about 50 meters from where the two Italians Baconin Borzacchini and Giuseppe Campari were killed in a collision a few minutes earlier . His car overturned, the Pole's head hitting a stone lying in the grass. The Bugatti stayed upside down at the edge of the track, buried Czaykowski under himself, caught fire and burned out completely. Any help came too late for Stanisław Czaykowski; it was believed that he died of the severe head injuries before he burned.

At the same point in 1961, at the Italian Grand Prix, the biggest accident in Formula 1 history occurred when Count Wolfgang Berghe von Trips raced into the audience and killed 15 people with them.


Le Mans results

year team vehicle Teammate placement Failure reason
1932 PolandPoland Count Stanisław Czaykowski Bugatti Type 55 FranceFrance Ernest Friederich failure Valve damage
1933 PolandPoland Count Stanisław Czaykowski Bugatti Type 51A FranceFrance Jean Gaupillat failure battery

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