Born in Osimo and adopted by Gubbio. Luigi Fagioli, a great driver from the past, with his courage, his class and his determined, sometimes surly personality. He contributed to writing the legendary pages of motorsports.
In February 1950, the International Automobile Federation decided to group six races in only one Grand Prix: that is how the Formula One world championship was born.
During the inauguration year, Alfa Romeo dominated with the legendary “three F’s”: Luigi Fagioli, Giuseppe Farina and Juan Manuel Fangio. Luigi Fagioli was a veteran with his nearly 52 years of age and he was recruited by the team driving a AR 158. The opening race took place in Silverstone and Fagioli came second, behind Farina. It was a good start, which saw him finishing the first F1 world championship in history in third place. In 1951, driving an Alfa Romeo once again, he won the Reims GP, in France.
He started with minimal category little cars, with the French Salmson. Then he moved on to Maserati, he drove for Mercedes Auto Union, Fiat, Monaci, OSCA. When he arrived at Alfa Romeo, he was an actual driver. At the 1933 Monza GP, he won a memorable match, overtaking Nuvolari himself. Fagioli died following an accident in Montecarlo. He was driving a Lancia B20, in a grand tourer o race of minor relevance. He was a Champion, who wasn’t aware of the word “enough”!