Arzani-Volpini

Arzani-Volpini (also known as Scuderia Volpini) was an Italian Formula One constructor, established by Gian Paolo Volpini[1][2] and engine-builder Egidio Arzani.

Volpini was initially involved in the lower classes of Formula racing, such as Formula Junior and Formula Three. Volpini joined forces with Arzani in 1954, hoping to enter the Formula One World Championship. To this end, the team purchased the chassis of the 1950 Scuderia Milano-Maserati for the 1955 Formula One season. The team subsequently improved the engine and the bodywork of the car. The body was constructed by Carrozzeria Colli. It was entered in the 1955 Valentino Grand Prix for Mario Alborghetti, but it could not be constructed in time. The team made its debut in the 1955 Grand Prix de Pau, where Alborghetti suffered a fatal crash.

The team contested only one Formula One World Championship Grand Prix, the 1955 Italian Grand Prix. Luigi Piotti drove the car, but did not start the race due to a problem with his Maserati-Speluzzi CLT 2.5-litre L4 engine. The team did not return to Formula One afterwards, continuing to construct cars for Formula Junior and Formula Three. One of the customers was Lorenzo Bandini.

Volpini 1958 at Silverstone Classic 2011
Volpini racecar from 1958
Arzani-Volpini
Full nameItaly Scuderia Arzani-Volpini
BaseItaly
Founder(s)Gian Paolo Volpini
Egidio Arzani
Noted driversItaly Luigi Piotti
Formula One World Championship career
First entry1955 Italian Grand Prix
Races entered1 (0 starts)
Constructors'
Championships
0
Drivers'
Championships
0
Race victories0
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
Final entry1955 Italian Grand Prix

Complete Formula One World Championship results

(key)

Year Chassis Engine Tyres Driver 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1955 Arzani-Volpini Special Maserati L4 P ARG MON 500 BEL NED GBR ITA
Italy Luigi Piotti DNS
Source:[3]

References

Footnotes
  1. ^ "Gian Paolo Volpini (I) - All Results - Racing Sports Cars". www.racingsportscars.com. Retrieved 2017-03-13.
  2. ^ Dead search app "Not 2 4get". "Municipality of Milan".
  3. ^ Small, Steve (1994). The Guinness Complete Grand Prix Who's Who. Guinness. p. 291. ISBN 0851127029.
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Arzani-Volpini, also known as Scuderia Volpini, Italian Formula One constructor

Augusto Volpini (1832–1911), Italian painter

Braian Volpini (born 1998), Argentinian footballer

The Volpini Exhibition, 1889

Xavier Tondo Volpini (1978-2011), Spanish cyclist

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