18/8/1898, Clemente Biondetti is born in Budussò, Italy.

A pre-war Maserati factory driver, Biondetti’s debut in Formula 1 came in the 1950 Italian Grand Prix at Monza with a bizarre, not very competitive Jaguar-powered Ferrari 166. He insisted to develop the car in 1951 but it was a still born project. By then he accepted an offer from Enzo Ferrari, with whom he had shared great success in sports car races, especially the Targa Florio and winning more Mille Miglias than other driver. In F1 he drove for the Scuderia in 1952 and Lancia in 1953, returning to Ferrari in 1954. Battling with cancer for some time, Biondetti passed away in February 1955.

Born: 18th of August 1898 in Budussò, Italy.
Died: 24th of February 1955 in Florence, Italy, 56 years


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