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Stanguellini 2800 Sport

La Stanguellini 2800 Sport è un'autovettura da competizione, costruita in esemplare unico, su base della Fiat 2800, per il pilota Luigi Filippone nel 1939.
In quell'anno, oltre che da Filippone, venne portata in gara anche da Luigi Villoresi che non concluse peraltro la competizione che si svolgeva in Abruzzo[1].
Dopo la pausa del secondo conflitto mondiale è stata riportata in gara da Renato Balestrero ottenendo buoni risultati nelle competizioni del1947, in particolare nel Campionato Italiano Sport Nazionale e nel Campionato Internazionale Sport, classe oltre 1500 cm³

Renato Balestrero

Renato Balestrero (Lucca27 luglio 1898 – Milano18 febbraio 1948) è stato un pilota automobilistico italiano.
Vinse 54 delle 217 competizioni automobilistiche disputate tra il 1922 e il 1947 [1].

Nato a Lucca, visse la seconda parte della sua esistenza a Genova [1]. Partecipò alla prima guerra mondiale come autiere [1].
All’inizio della sua carriera fu legato alle Officine Meccaniche: alla guida di una OM 655 vinse la Coppa Ciano nel 1924, e diverse gare nei nella stagione 1925 e nella stagione 1926, incluso il primo Gran Premio di Tripoli nel 1925. Comprò una Bugatti Type 35T per 75.000 franchi con cui gareggiò nel 1927 e nel 1929. Passò in seguito alle dipendenze della General Motors e guidò vetture di marchio LaSalle nel 1928. Altre automobili guidate furono una Talbot 1700 (1931), oltre a una Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 e una Alfa Romeo P3.
Poco prima della seconda guerra mondiale guidò per la Scuderia Balestrero, che includeva lui stesso, Giovanni Balestrero e Clemente Balestrero. È attiva dal 1954 e fu fondata a Lucca.[2].
Renato Balestrero morì all’Ospedale Niguarda di Milano dopo un incidente stradale. Fu investito sul ciglio stradale nei pressi del casello autostradale di Milano durante un controllo della polizia mentre stava trasportando un motore all'officina Nardi-Danese[1] . La vettura responsabile era una Lancia Aprilia della Gazzetta dello Sport.

Paul Pietsch

Paul Pietsch (* June 20th 1911 in Freiburg im Breisgau , † May 31 2012 in Titisee-Neustadt ) [1] was a German racing driver and publisher .
In contrast to other German riders in the 1930s tried to Paul Pietsch less with the Silver Arrows of Mercedes-Benz and Auto Union luck, but as a private driver with mainly Italian cars. At his death, Paul Pietsch was the oldest surviving Formula 1 racing driver.

Pietsch was born in Freiburg, the son of a brewer, who died very early. He was raised by his mother in Friedenweiler on. [2] Upon completion of the business school began an apprenticeship as a brewer Pietsch, purchased after his 20th Anniversary of his heritage a Bugatti 35B . In 1932 he started in the vehicle before the driver's private -Joachim Heinrich of the morning had heard, his career in smaller races in Germany. His first race, on 29 May 1932 in Wiesbaden heritage home, he lost because of lack of fuel, the following boilers hill climb he reached third. Pietsch won their first victories on 28 August 1932 during the hill race in the Giant Mountains and on 11 September at the same trophy in Leitmeritz inCzechoslovakia . 1933 and 1934 he was in an Alfa Romeo to win several other mountain races; for success in the big circuit races gave the power not from his car. In 1935 he undertook the Auto Union together with Bernd Rosemeyer as rookies. After problems with the rear-drive sixteen-cylinder engines, with the race director, he left the team again after a year. A shared third place at the Italian Grand Prix was his best result. As of 1937, Pietsch drove back a private Maserati. At the Grand Prix of Germany in 1939 he had his moment of glory: In the second round, he sat down at the top, the race against the Silver Arrows were due to brake and ignition problems do not win, but to save the third-place finish. [3]
After the Second World War , he focused mainly on sports cars - and Formula 2 race in Germany. On 11 June 1950 he won the Eifel race on theNürburgring and in the same year he was on his Veritas RS German champion in the sports car class up to 1500 cc. He succeeded in 1951 with victories at the Eifel race at the Nurburgring and the Schauinsland hill climb on the title in the Formula 2 class with his Veritas Meteor . He also appeared sporadically in Formula 1 to World Cup races. Grand Prix of Germany in 1951 he drove a station wagon by Alfa Romeo . An accident ended the race and in 1952 he retired after a serious training accident on 28 September 1952 in a Formula 2 race at the AVUS from racing back.
Pietsch since then has focused on the publishing trade, he published numerous motor sport magazines and books and is co-founder of the publisher Motor Presse Stuttgart . Until his death he was involved in this industry, but in 1976 moved from Stuttgart to Titisee-Neustadt order and withdrew from the daily business. [2] In 1991 he received the Medal of the economic state of Baden-Württemberg awarded. In 2001 he became an honorary citizen appointed by the town of Titisee-Neustadt. [2] Meanwhile, there was also a way named after him.
At its 100th Birthday was held on 17 to 19 June a rally with 100 vehicles from different decades, from Freiburg to Stuttgart. [4]
His son, Peter-Paul Pietsch has worked as a manager in the publishing and operates motor sports in the VLN Long Distance Championship Nürburgring . His daughter, Dr. Patricia Scholten directs the Paul Pietsch publishers in Stuttgart.