Famous Italian Rally Drivers

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 1 Marco Simoncelli

Marco Simoncelli
Famous As: Motorcycle racer
Birthdate: January 20, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cattolica
Died: October 23, 2011

Marco Simoncelli was an Italian motorcycle racer. From 2002 to 2011, Simoncelli competed in the Grand Prix motorcycle racing and won the 2008 Grand Prix Championship. While competing in the 2011 Malaysian Grand Prix on 23 October, Simoncelli lost control over his motorcycle and was run over by other vehicles on the track. He died of wounds at age 24.

 2 Giancarlo Fisichella

Giancarlo Fisichella
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 Jarno Trulli

Jarno Trulli
Famous As: Racecar driver
Birthdate: July 13, 1974
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pescara
Born to motorsport fan parents, legendary Italian racing driver Jarno Trulli was named after Finnish Grand Prix champion Jarno Saarinen and had begun karting at age 9. An extremely successful racer, he has raced for teams such as Minardi, Renault, Jordan, and Toyota, and won the 1991 Karting World Championship.
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 4 Alberto Ascari

Alberto Ascari
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.  

 5 Michele Alboreto

Michele Alboreto
Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: December 23, 1956
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Milan
Died: April 25, 2001

 6 Giuseppe Farina

Giuseppe Farina
Famous As: Racecar driver
Birthdate: October 30, 1906
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Turin
Died: June 30, 1966

Giuseppe Farina, or Nino Farina, was not just a Formula One racer but also boasted of a doctorate degree in engineering. He became the first winner of the world driving championship as per the modern point system. He died in a car accident while on his way to watch a race.

 7 Vitantonio Liuzzi

Vitantonio Liuzzi
Famous As: Racecar driver
Birthdate: August 6, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Locorotondo

Italian professional racing driver, Vitantonio Liuzzi began his career with kart racing, eventually winning the 1993 Italian Karting Championship and 2001 Karting World Championship. Moving to cars with the 2001 German Formula Renault Championship, he finally became the last-ever Formula 3000 champion and later raced in Formula One for the Red Bull, Toro Rosso, Force India and HRT teams.

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 8 Luca Badoer

Luca Badoer
Famous As: Racecar driver
Birthdate: January 25, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Montebelluna

Luca Badoer is an Italian retired racing driver who has raced for popular teams like Ferrari, Forti, and Scuderia Italia. From 1998 to 2010, he also served as Ferrari's active test and reserve driver, apart from his racing duties. In 2009, Luca Badoer stood in for Ferrari's Felipe Massa at the Belgian Grand Prix and the European Grand Prix.

 9 Miki Biasion

Miki Biasion
Famous As: Rally driver
Birthdate: January 7, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bassano del Grappa, Italy

 10 Sandro Munari

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

 11 Jorge Bagration of Mukhrani

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