Famous Italian Race Car Drivers

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 1 Daniel Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo
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Famous As: Currently Competing in Formula One
Birthdate: July 1, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Perth, Australia

Daniel Ricciardo is an Italian-Australian racing driver. He currently competes in Formula One for McLaren. Over the years, Ricciardo has had eight Grand Prix victories, including a win at the 2021 Italian Grand Prix, in Formula One. He has also received several awards like BRDC The Bruce McLaren Trophy. In 2014, he was named GQ Australia Sportsman of the Year.

 2 Giancarlo Fisichella

Giancarlo Fisichella
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Famous As: Racecar driver
Birthdate: January 14, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rome, Italy

Giancarlo Fisichella, also known as Giano, has three Formula One World Championship wins in his kitty. The popular racing driver also captains the Nazionale Piloti football team. Throughout his career, he has raced for teams such as Renault, Force India, and Ferrari. He is related to a Sicilian noble family.

 3 Alberto Ascari

Alberto Ascari
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Famous As: Italian racing driver
Birthdate: July 13, 1918
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Died: May 26, 1955

A multitalented racing driver and twice Formula One World Champion, Alberto Ascari began his racing career with motorcycles, eventually shifting to automobiles, making his debut at Mille Miglia. Later, he started participating in other events, winning a total of thirteen races, including 1951 German Grand Prix and 1953 Swiss Grand Prix before passing away at the age of 36 while testing a car.  

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 4 Tazio Nuvolari

Tazio Nuvolari
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Famous As: Racing Driver
Birthdate: November 16, 1892
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Castel d’Ario, Italy
Died: August 11, 1953

Tazio Nuvolari was an Italian racing driver who raced motorcycles before focusing on sports cars. Nicknamed The Flying Mantuan, Nuvolari won 150 races including 24 Grands Prix, two Mille Miglias, five Coppa Cianos, two RAC Tourist Trophies, and two Targa Florios. Widely regarded as one of the greatest racing drivers of all time, Nuvolari also won a European Drivers' Championship.

 5 Simona de Silvestro

Simona de Silvestro
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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: September 1, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Thun, Switzerland

 6 Lella Lombardi

Lella Lombardi
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Famous As: Racing Driver
Birthdate: March 26, 1941
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Frugarolo, Italy
Died: March 3, 1992

Lella Lombardi made headlines by becoming the world’s only female Formula One driver to earn a top six finish in a World Championship race. A butcher’s daughter, she initially drove her family’s delivery van. An LGBT icon, she died of cancer, and was survived by her partner.

 7 Maria Teresa de Filippis

Maria Teresa de Filippis
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Famous As: Formula One driver
Birthdate: November 11, 1926
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Died: January 8, 2016
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 8 Giovanna Amati

Giovanna Amati
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Famous As: Racing Driver
Birthdate: July 20, 1959
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rome, Italy

Giovanna Amati is an Italian former racing driver and one of the more recent female drivers to have participated as a racer in the Formula One World Championship. In 1992, she became the fifth female driver to participate in Formula One when she signed for the Brabham team. In 1993, she won the Women's European Championship at the Porsche SuperCup.

 9 Vicky Piria

Vicky Piria
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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: November 11, 1993
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Milan, Italy

 10 Ralph De Palma

Ralph De Palma
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Famous As: Racing automobile driver
Birthdate: December 19, 1882
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Italy
Died: March 31, 1956

 11 Luigi Chinetti

Luigi Chinetti
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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: July 17, 1901
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Jerago con Orago, Italy
Died: August 17, 1994

 12 Luigi Villoresi

Luigi Villoresi
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Famous As: Racing Driver
Birthdate: May 16, 1909
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Died: August 24, 1997

 13 Sandro Munari

Sandro Munari
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Famous As: Racing Driver
Birthdate: March 27, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cavarzere, Italy

 14 Jorge Bagration of Mukhrani

Jorge Bagration of Mukhrani
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Famous As: Race car driver
Birthdate: February 22, 1944
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: January 16, 2008

 15 Kristian Ghedina

Kristian Ghedina
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Famous As: Alpine skier
Birthdate: November 20, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy

 16 Ross Cheever

Ross Cheever
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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: April 12, 1964
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rome, Italy

 17 Alfonso Thiele

Alfonso Thiele
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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: April 5, 1920
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey
Died: July 15, 1986

 18 Phil Caliva

Phil Caliva
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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: January 1, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Palermo, Italy