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Even with lots of work still do be done this list have reached a state where it must be considered one of the most complete and accurate ever assembled on the subject. This has only been possible due to the tremendous help from people all over the world, each of them experts of their local drivers and events.
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Mario Dafarra ( )
 
1929: DNA Alessandria GP / 4 Camaiore Cup
1930: 7 Alessandria GP / 4 (rep) Monza GP
1931: DNF (heat) Monza GP


Antonio (Antonino) "Nino" D'Agata (I)
Sicilian driver from Catania, he never raced in Italy north of Reggio Calabria, on the opposite shore of the Messina Straight from Sicily. There he placed third driving an OM in the 1930 race. Inevitably a specialist of the Targa Florio and of the Giro di Sicilia, he drove OMs, Maseratis and Alfa Romeos, whereas, after WWII, he drove a Fiat 1100 in 1948 and a Lancia Aprilia touring car in the 1949 and 1950 editions. D'Agata is nonetheless found racing in the famous 1938 Christmas race at l'Asmara (Eritrea) where he placed second in a 2.6L Alfa Romeo, a feat not recorded by Alfa Monza guru Simon Moore.
(Info supplied by Alessandro Silva)
 
1928: 6 Coppa Messina / DNF Coppa Etna
1934: DNF Targa Florio


Giuseppe D'Agata (I)
 
1932: DNF (heat) Rome GP


Dagnan ( )
 
1932: DNA Oran GP

      d'Ahetze - SEE: Ahetze

driver

Carl Börje Dahlin (S)
* 1 Jun 1909
† ?
Malmö, Skåne (Scania)
?
 
1932: DNS Finnish GP / 6 Munkkiniemenajo
1933: DNF Swedish Winter GP (Ice race) / DSQ Finnish GP / DNA Lwow GP / DNF Swedish Summer GP

      d'Ajetti - SEE: Ajetti

Remo D'Alessio (I)
 
1933: 5 Targa Florio


Van Damme ( )
 
1929: DNF Picardie GP


driver

Renato Danese (I)
 
1930: DNF Coppa Ciano
1931: DNA/DNS Rome GP (2000cc) / DNA Coppa Ciano / DNA Coppa Acerbo
1932: DNA Coppa Ciano / DNA Coppa Acerbo
1934: DNF Coppa Ciano / DNF (heat) Napels GP
1935: 6 Targa Florio / DNQ Bergamo GP / DNF (heat) Turin GP


driver

Guy Daniel ( )
 
1930: DNF Dieppe (Voiturette) / DNF French GP / DNA San Sebastian GP


driver

"Daniell" (Daniel Ernest Porthault) (F)
* 1 Nov 1911
† 22 Feb 1976
Panthéon, Paris
Emancé, Île-de-France
Raced in France with his own Delahaye 135 sportscar.
(Info supplied by Jean-Charles Colombier)
 
1937: 4 Frontières GP
1938: DNA Pau GP


Darblet ( )
 
1929: DNF Picardie GP

      d'Arnoux - SEE: Arnoux

Darroman (F)
From Bordeaux.
 
1929: 1 Comminges GP (1100cc)

      da Silva Ramos - SEE: Ramos


      Oldemar da Silva Ramos - SEE: Oldemar Ramos

driver

Christian Célestin Joseph Dauvergne/d'Auvergne (F)
* 28 Nov 1880
† 30 Apr 1954
Boulogne-sur-Seine
Bordeaux
(Info supplied by Jean-Charles Colombier)
 
1929: 3 Antibes GP / DNF Monaco GP

      d'Avanzo - SEE: Avanzo

Georges David (F)
 
1933: 5 Frontières GP


Hector David (F)
From Bordeaux?
 
1929: DNA Comminges (Voiturette)
1930: 3 Comminges (Voiturette)

      de Avellar - SEE: Avellar

      de Bejarry - SEE: Bejarry

      de Belleroche - SEE: Belleroche

      de Berck - SEE: Berck

      de Bernardis - SEE: Bernardis

      de Bondeli - SEE: Bondeli

      de Burnay - SEE: Burnay

Decapitani ( )
 
1935: DNA Cosenza GP


driver

Jean Louis Decaroli (F)
* 3 Feb 1899
† 5 May 1968
Nice
Antibes
Voiturette driver who begun racing Salmson 1100cc cars in the late 20s. In 1930 he bought two new cars and begun racing regularly with some success, winning the Voiturette class at the 1931 Coppa Acerbo and the 1932 Prix Royale in Rome. Changed to a Bugatti T37A for the 1933 and 1934 season. Crashed in Brno 1933, the car was rebuilt as a single seater. Decaroli retiring from racing after the 1934 season and was associated with a prioject to build a Voiturette car named "Rocatti", a project that came to nothing.
 
1929: 14 Coppa Ciano / 7 (heat) Monza GP
1930: DNA Saint Raphaël GP / ? Alessandria GP / 3 Comminges (1100cc) / DNF Monza (1100cc)
1931: 2 (heat) Rome GP (1100cc) / DNA German GP (1100cc) / 1 Coppa Acerbo (1100c) / DNF Monza GP (1100cc)
1932: 1 Rome GP (Cyclecar) / 1 GP de l´U.M.F. (1100cc)
1934: 1 Picardie (Voiturette) / DNS Eifel (Voiturette) / DNA Albi (Voiturette)
1938: DNF Rio de Janeiro GP
1939: DNF Picardie (Voiturette)

      de Chanaz - SEE: Chanaz

      de Faucamberge - SEE: Faucamberge

      de Fumel - SEE: Fumel

      de Gavardie - SEE: Gavardie

Ugo Degioanni (I)
 
1928: DNF Alessandria GP
1929: 14 Alessandria GP
1930: ? Alessandria GP

      de Gourmont - SEE: Gourmont

      de Graffenried - SEE: Graffenried

      de Grassin - SEE: Grassin

      de Joncy - SEE: Joncy

      Delangle - SEE: "Hellé-Nice"

Delaplace ( )
 
1928: DNF Marne GP
1929: DNA Frontieres GP (Voiturette)

      de la Riva - SEE: Oliveras de la Riva

driver

Georges Delaroche ( )
 
1928: 7 Marne GP
1930: DNF Dieppe (2000cc) / DNF French GP

      de la Rochette - SEE: Marcel de la Rochette

      de las Casas - SEE: "Raph"

Delbos ( )
 
1929: 2 Dieppe GP (Voiturette)
1930: DNF Marne (Voiturette)

      del Drago - SEE: Drago

      d'Elern - SEE: Elern

      de l'Espée - SEE: Espée

driver

Ernst von Delius (D)
* 29 Mar 1912
† 26 Jul 1937
Pleassa, Elbe-Elster, Brandenburg
Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen
Raced Zoller 1934, ERA 1935, Auto Union junior driver 1936-37. Died after a collision with Seaman in the German GP 1937.
 
1934: DNF AVUS (Voiturette) / DNF Eifel (Voiturette)
1935: DNF Eifel (Voiturette) / DNF* German GP
1936: DNS Monaco GP / 4 Penya Rhin GP / 9 Eifel GP / 5* Hungarian GP / 6 German GP / 2 Coppa Acerbo /
          5* Swiss GP / 3 Italian GP
1937: DNF South African GP (handicap) / 1 Grosvenor GP (handicap) / 3 Tripoli GP / 2 AVUS GP / 10 Eifel GP /
          4 Vanderbilt Cup / DNF German GP

      della Chiesa - SEE: Chiesa

Alberto Dell'Orto ( )
 
1934: DNF* Nice GP


André "Delmo" Delom (F)
From Nice. Used the pseudonym "Delmo". Also listed as Louis Delmo (possibly but unlikely a brother)
 
1934: DNF (heat) Bordino GP / DNF Picardie GP / DNF Penya Rhin GP / DNF Vichy GP / DNF Albi GP /
          DNF Nice GP / DNF Comminges GP


Delommez ( )
 
1930: DNF Picardie (Voiturette) / DNF Dieppe (Voiturette)
1932: DNF Picardie GP (Voturette)


driver

Jean Delorme (F)
Private voiturette racer with a Bugatti T51A. Worked hard as member for the Independent Drivers Association for better starting money for amateur drivers.
 
1930: DNF Comminges (1100cc)
1931: 2 Marne GP (Voiturette) / 2 Dieppe GP (Voiturette)
1932: DNF Oran GP / 5 Dieppe GP (2000cc) / DNF Comminges GP (2000cc)
1933: 9 Pau GP / DNF Picardie GP / DNA Provence Trophy / DNF Dieppe GP / 9 (2000cc) La Baule GP / 5 Albi GP
1934: 6 Picardie GP / DNF (heat) Dieppe GP
1935: 9 Pau GP / 5 Picardie GP / 8 Lorraine GP
1936: DNF Pau GP / DNA Deauville GP
1938: DNS Picardie (Voiturette) / DNA Albi (Voiturette) / 3 La Baule (Voiturette)
1939: DNF Picardie (Voiturette) / 9 Albi (Voiturette)


Lorenzo Delpino (I)
* 4 Sep 1899
† ?
Genova (Genoa)
?
Worked as an important FIAT concessionary in Genoa.
 
1929: DNA Alessandria GP
1934: 8 (heat) Bordino GP
1937: 4 Genua GP

      del Re - SEE: Re

Delrue ( )
 
1932: DNF Picardie GP


Fernand Delzaert ( )
 
1930: DNA European (Belgian) GP

      "de Marcellus" - SEE: "Marcellus"

      "de Maris" - SEE: "Maris"

      de Marotte - SEE: Marotte

      de Martis - SEE: Martis

      de Maureix - SEE: Maureix

Lucién Demazel (F)
* 1894?
† 1980
?
?
Early aviator in France?
 
1932: DNF Comminges GP (Voiturette)


Prince Demenious ( )
 
1932: DNA German GP (Voiturette)


Antonio "Nello" De Meo (I)
 
1928: DNF Coppa Messina / 11 Coppa Etna


      de Meslon - SEE: Meslon

      de Montbressieux - SEE: "Raph"

      de Oliveira - SEE: Oliveira

      de Paolo - SEE: Paolo

      de Peignon - SEE: Peignon

Deperi ( )
 
1931: DNA French GP

      de Praez - SEE: Praez

Depret ( )
 
1929: 1 Burgundy GP (sports)


Mme Albertine Derancourt / Dernaucourt ( )
 
1928: 5 (heat) Grand Prix Bugatti
1929: 13 Burgundy GP (sports) / 7 Lyon GP / 7 Marne GP

      de Rham - SEE: Rham

      de Rothschild - SEE: "Philippe"

      de Rovin - SEE: Rovin

Deruy ( )
 
1929: 2 (heat) Riviera Circuit (sports)

      de Saugé - SEE: Saugé

Yves Desbois ( )
 
1930: DNF Comminges (1100cc)
1932: ? La Baule GP


Desoutter ( )
 
1928: DNF Marne GP

      de Souza - SEE: Souza

      de Sterlich - SEE: Sterlich

      de Stigliano - SEE: Stigliano

Louis Desvaud ( )
 
1932: DNA Oran GP (Cyclecar) / 9 La Baule GP


driver

Lucien Alexandre Desvaux (F)
* 28 Jul 1894
† 8 Mar 1965.
Benezet
Commentry, Auvergne
(Info supplied by Jean-Charles Colombier)
 
1929: 2 Algerian GP (1100cc)
1934: DNA Picardie (Voiturette)

      de Sztriha - SEE: Sztriha

      de Teffé - SEE: Teffé

      de Texidor - SEE: Texidor

      de Tudert - SEE: Tudert

Devaud ( )
 
1929: DNF Burgundy GP (1100cc)
1931: 4 Marne GP (Voiturette)


"Sim Devil" ( )
 
1931: DNA Dieppe GP / DNF La Baule GP
1932: ? Torvilliers Circuit / DNA Comminges GP (2000cc) / 2 GP de l´U.M.F. (1500cc)
1934: ? GP de l´U.M.F.

      de Villapadierna - SEE: Villapadierna

      de Vizcaya - SEE: Vizcaya

Devos ( )
 
1928: DNF Marne GP


Joseph Dewez ( )
 
1930: DNS Frontieres GP

      d'Havrincourt - SEE: Havrincourt

Di Castro (I)
 
1932: DNA Targa Florio


driver

Friedrich/Fritz Dilthey ( )
 
1931: DNF Eifel GP
1932: DNF Eifel GP (Voiturette)


Dini ( )
 
1930: DNA Monza (1100cc)


driver

Heinz Dipper (D)
Held a private German Maserati team (Suddeutsche Renngemainschaft) with Joa.
 
1939: 7 Tripoli (Voiturette) / 12 Eifel GP / DNF Frontières GP / DNA Picardie (Voiturette) / 3 French GP (Voiturette) /
          4 Albi (Voiturette) / DNA German GP / DNA Coppa Ciano junior (Voiturette) /
          DNA Coppa Acerbo (Voiturette) / DNA Swiss GP (Voiturette)


driver

Guido D'Ippolito (I)
 
1930: 9 Targa Florio
1931: 5 Targa Florio / 7 Coppa Ciano
1932: 3* Mille Miglia (sports car) / DNF Targa Florio / 3 Coppa Messina (sports car) / 2* Spa 10h (sports car) /
          2 Circuito di Avellino (sports car) / 8 Coppa Ciano


Bruno Di Stefano (I)
From Florence.
 
1929: DNF Mugello Circuit (1100cc)


Carlo Di Vecchio ( )
 
1929: DNA Cremona Circuit (1100cc)
1930: DNF Coppa Ciano
1931: DNF* Italian GP / DNF Coppa Ciano / DNA Monza GP (2000cc)


Roberto Di Vecchio ( )
 
1931: 8 Alessandria GP / 2 (heat) Rome GP

      di Villamarina - SEE: Villamarina

      di Villarosa - SEE: Villarosa

driver

Karel "Tunal" Divišek (CS)
* 6 Aug 1902
† 24 Oct 1956
Brno
Brno
Universal sportsman, athlete (running, boxing), pilot and racing driver. He was a pioneer of diving (probably the first Czech diver) and speleology research. He was owner of a driving school in Brno where he used Z cars (Zbrojovka Brno, an arms factory with car production 1925 - 1936) and gradually started participate in car races with Z specials, but sometimes also with a Bugatti. He alos bought a small aeroplane taking part in air races. After WWII his driving school was nationalized and he worked instead as custodian in the cave system of Punkva river (north of Brno), which he had helped to discover.
(Info supplied by Jiri Mewald)
 
1930: 3*/DNS Czech (Voiturette)


driver

Albert Eugène Divo (F)
* 24 Jan 1895
† 19 Sep 1966
Belleville, Paris
Morsang sur Orge, Évry
Winner of several Grands Prix and very experienced French driver, raced since 1919 Talbot, Talbot-Darracq, Sunbeam, Delage and Bugatti. Divo, a feared competitor, twice won the Targa Florio but was now past his peak. In 1931, he drove for Automobiles Ettore Bugatti and was teamed up with Bouriat for the championship races. Died of cerebral infarction in 1966.
 
1928: 1 Targa Florio / DNF San Sebastian GP
1929: 1 Targa Florio / 2 Rome GP (2000cc) / 4 French GP
1930: 7* Targa Florio / 3 European (Belgian) GP / DNA French GP
1931:DNF Monaco GP / 3* Italian GP / 7* French GP / DNF* Belgian GP / DNS German GP
1932: 9 Monaco GP / DNF AVUS GP / 6* Italian GP / DNF French GP / DNS German GP
1933: DNA French GP / DNS Spanish GP


driver

Frederick William "Freddie" Dixon (GB)
* 21 Apr 1892
† 5 Nov 1956
Stockton-on-Tees
Reigate, Surrey
Born in Stockton-on-Tees but later moved to Middlesbrough in Yorkshire. Freddie Dixon started his career on motor cycles but later turned to car racing. He was known as a smart engineer and entrepreneur and became famous for his expertise in tuning Rileys. He took one of these to victory at the 1934 BDRC 500 Mile handicap race at Brooklands. He was third at Le Mans that year with Cyril Paul. In 1935 he won the RAC T.T. at Ards and headed a triple Riley victory at the British Empire Trophy at Brooklands. In 1936 h e won winning the T.T. for a second time and also the Brooklands 500 Miles Race. After the war Dixon worked on the Ferguson transmission system.
 
1933: DNS Donington Park Trophy
1934: 1 BRDC 500 Miles (Handicap) / DNF Mannin Moar / 6 Donington Trophy / DNF Mountain
1935: 1 Empire trophy (Handicap) / 1 RAC Tourist Trophy (sports car handicap)
1936: DNS Isle of Man (Voiturette) / 1* RAC Tourist Trophy (sports car handicap) / 1* BRDC 500 Miles (Handicap)
1937: DNA Coronation Trophy (Voiturette)


Prince Dimitri Aleksandrovich Djordjadze (GEO)
* 26 oct 1898
† 26 Och 1985
?
Nice
Georgian nobleman, hotel executive and race car driver. Winner of the 1931 Spa 24h sports car race.
 
1928: 2 Saint Raphaël / DNA Antibes GP
1931: DNA Comminges GP


driver

Hector George Edmund Dobbs, Lieutenant R.N. (GB)
* 13 May 1905
† 3 May 1968
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Southampton
Royal Navy officer. Dobbs was originally a racing motor cyclist of some note. He won the Amateur TT race on the Isle of Man in 1925. After leaving the Royal Navy, Dobbs developed his Riley racers at premises - Hedge End Motors. He started racing his Riley powered cars in 1933 at Brooklands. His first major international race was the 1935 Donington GP and in the following year he entered his Riley in the Junior Car Club 250 mile International Trophy race at Brooklands where he finished 3rd behind Bira and Mays in their ERAs. He also finished in 4th place behind 3 ERAs in the 1936 Nuffield Trophy race at Donington Park. He took a Riley sportscar to Montlhery for the 1936 Grand Prix de l'ACF but was unplaced. In 1937 he was invited to drive with "Bira" in Prince Chula's 3.5 litre Delahaye in the Donington Park International 12-hour sportscar race - his last race and his biggest win.
(Info supplied by Anthony J Taylor / Adam Ferrington)
 
1933: DNS Empire Trophy
1935: NC* Donington GP
1936: DNF* Donington GP
1937: 1* Donington 12 Hours (sports car)


driver

Arthur Charles Dobson (GB)
* 6 Aug 1914
† 12 Mar 1980
Lodsworth, Sussex
Battersea, London
ERA Voiturette driver. Not to be confused with his brother Austin Dobson. Raced an private ERA early in the 1937 season, soon becoming ERA works driver. Raced the troublesome ERA-E during the 1939 season.
 
1935: DNS Mannin Moar
1936: DNF (heat) Picardie (Voiturette) / DNF* JCC 200 (Voiturette) / 10* Donington GP / 7 Mountain
1937: 2 Coronation Trophy (Voiturette) / DNF Campbell Trophy / 7 Isle of Man (Voiturette) /
          1 Swiss GP (Voiturette) / 1 JCC 200 GP / DNA Dublin (Voiturette) / NC Donington GP / DNA Mountain
1938: 2 Cork (Voiturette) / 2 Campbell Trophy / DNF JCC 200 (Voiturette + GP) /
          DNF Milan (Voiturette) / 3 Modena (Voiturette) / 2 Siam Challenge (Voiturette) / 3 Mountain / 6 Donington GP
1939: 1 Brooklands Road Championship / DNS Nuffield Trophy (Voiturette) / DNS French GP (Voiturette) /
          DNFAlbi (Voiturette)


driver

Austin Dobson (GB)
* 19 Aug 1912
† 13 Mar 1963
Lodsworth, Sussex
Cuckfield, Sussex
Maserati and Alfa Romeo Tipo B Grand Prix driver. Not to be confused with his brother Arthur Dobson. Bought three Maserati 6CM cars in 1937. That year he also raced a ex-Ferrari Alfa Romeo Bi-motore at Brooklands. Next year he sold that car to Peter Aitken.
 
1934: DNF Donington Trophy
1935: 5 Mannin Moar / DNF Donington GP
1936: DNA Frontières GP / 6 Hungarian GP / DNF Deauville GP / DNF Coppa Acerbo / DNF JCC 200 /
          6 Donington GP / 11 Mountain
1937: DNA Coronation Trophy (Voiturette) / DNF Campbell Trophy / 8 Isle of Man (Voiturette) /
          DNF JCC 200 GP / DNF Dublin (Voiturette) / DNF Mountain




driver

Charles Joseph Pearson "Charlie" Dodson (GB)
* 6 Dec 1901
† 26 Sep 1983
Didsbury near Manchester
Sidcup, Kent
Son of a barrister. Successful motorcycle rider in 1925-1934 (Sunbeam, Excelsior, New Imperial). Winner of the amateur class at the Isle of Man TT in 1928 and 1929 (Sunbeam 500). In the 1930s he raced MG, Austin (factory driver) and Maserati. Won the Tourist Trophy in 1934 and 1936. After WW2 in 1949 he raced a Jaguar sports car at Silverstone.
(Info supplied by Andrzej Jakubaszek, Granville Dodson & Adam Ferrington)
 
1934: 2 Mannin Moar / 1 RAC Tourist Trophy (sports car handicap)
1936: NC Isle of Man (Voiturette) / 1* RAC Tourist Trophy (sports car handicap) / 5 Mountain
1937 : DNF Campbell Trophy / DNA Isle of Man (Voiturette)
1938: 1 British Empire Trophy (Handicap)
1939: 5 Nuffield Trophy (Voiturette)


Domenici ( )
 
1932: 10 Oran GP / 8 Casablanca GP
1933: 10 Dieppe GP


driver

Karl Ernest "Kaye Don" Donajowski (GB)
* 10 Apr 1891
† 29 Aug 1981
Dublin, Ireland.
Chobham Surrey
Kaye Don started as a motorcycle driver in 1912. Afther having spent WWI at the Royal Flyng Corps, flying i.a. RE8's as artillery observer, he returned to motor cycle racing in 1919 but turned to car racing in 1921, taking several international records at brooklands with an A.C. Won the President's Gold Cup in 1923. In 1925-26 he was victorious whit a Wolseley Viper at Brooklands. Won the Founder's Cup and the Gold Star in 1927 with a 2 litre Sunbeam. Next year he wan the Gold Star anew with a 4 litre Sunbeam "Tiger" and was also the winner of the 1928 Tourist Trophy and President's Gold Cup with a Lea-Francis. In 1928 he had three ex-works Sunbeams to his disposal known als "Cub", "Tiger" and "Tigress". and sat many class records on Brooklands with the cars durjng 1928 to 1930. 1931 he had a new Bugatti 4.9L know as Tiger 2. After Sir Henry Segrave's death Don took over the motorboat "Miss England II" breaking two water speed records. Disappeared from racing as he served a 4? month jail sentence 1934 after crashing on the Isle of Man while testing his M.G. on a public road before the race, killing his passenger Francis Tayler. Was back once more to race in Donington 1936. Died in Chobham, Surrey 1981. Buried at Jericho, Oxford.
(Info supplied by Rudiger de Jonghe & Adam Ferrington)
 
1931: DNA French GP
1932: DNA French GP
1933: DNA AVUS GP / 2 Empire Trophy / 4 Mannin Moar
1936: 15* Donington GP


driver

Capitaine Michel Doré (F)
* 23 Jan 1892
† 4 Feb 1945
Abbeville, Somme
Abbeville, Somme
Aviation mechanic. During the first world war pilot at escadrille n°2 de Verdun. After the war he opened a car dealership in Abbeville. He started racing in 1923. In 1926 he suffered a fracture at the base of the skull after a serious crash while practicing. He took part in the 1925 and 1927-29 Le Mans 24h races.
 
1928: DNA Antibes GP / ? (heat) Grand Prix Bugatti / DNA Marne GP / DNA San Sebastian GP
1929: DNC Monaco GP / DNF Burgundy GP (Voiturette) / DNF Tunis GP (Voiturette)
1930: 5 Monaco GP / 1 Oran (Voiturette) / DNA Lyon (Voiturette) / 1 Marne (Voiturette) /
          DNF European (Belgian) GP / DNA Dieppe (Voiturette) / 1 Dauphiné (Voiturette) /
          1 Comminges (Voiturette) / DNF Czech (Voiturette)
1931: DNF Marne GP / DNF Dauphiné Circuit / DNA Comminges GP / DNA Brignoles GP

      dos Santos - SEE: Santos

Doublet ( )
 
1928: DNF Marne GP
1929: DNF Dieppe GP (1100cc)
1930: DNF Picardie (1100cc)
1932: 1 Circuit de l'Aisne (sports 1500cc) / DNA Picardie GP (Voiturette


Daniel Dourel ( )
 
1931: DNF Coppa Acerbo (1100c)
1932: DNA Nice GP (1100cc) / DNS Antibes GP (Voiturette)


Emil/Emile Dourel ( Dourrel?) (F)
From Mazamet.
 
1928: DNF Tunis GP ?
1929: DNA Comminges GP (1100cc)
1930: 2 Comminges (1100cc) / 5 Monza (1100cc)
1931: 8 Tunis GP (Voiturette) / DNF Casablanca GP (Voiturette)??? / DNA Vaucluse Circuit / 6 Monza GP (1100cc)
1932: DNA German GP (Voiturette) / 2 Comminges GP (Voiturette)
1933: 8 Penya Rhin GP


Rodolfo del Drago ( )
 
1930: DNF Coppa Acerbo
1931: DNA/DNS Rome GP / DNA Coppa Acerbo


driver

René Albert Dreyfus (F)
* 6 May 1905
† 16 Aug 1993
Nice
New York, USA
Dreyfus was the son of a wealthy linen merchant. He started racing a Mathis in 1925 and then moved up to a Bugatti Brescia and later a T35B. He joined Ecure Friderich and finished 8th in the 1928 Targa Florio and took his first major victory at Dieppe in 1929. Finishing 5th in Monaco that year he was back in 1930 and took a surprice victory, the Ecure Friderich Bugatti being equipped with a extra fuel tank enabling Dreyfus to do a non-stop race. Dreyfus was works driver for Maserati in 1931-32 without much success and he joined the Bugatti works team in 1933 taking 3rd places at the Belgian and Monaco GPs. In 1934 he was 3rd behind the Alfas at Monaco, 3rd behind the Auto Unions in the Swiss GP and won the Belgian GP after the German teams had withdrawn. In 1935 he got married and joined Scuderia Ferrari winning the Marne and Dieppe GPs and finishing 2nd at the Italian GP. In 1937 he signed for Delahaye racing sports cars and raced a Maserati in Voiturette racing winning at Tripoli and Florence. On 27 August Dreyfus won the "million" at Montlhéry for Delahaye. Dreyfus started 1938 in grand style winning at Pau in front of the Mercedes cars, Dreyfus' Jewish name of course preventing him from any chance to ever join a German team. He was also victories at the Cork GP that year. He joined the French army in 1939 but went on leave to USA to finish 10th at Indianapolis. With the fall of France he remained in USA joined the US army in 1942. In 1945 he opened an restaurant but he sold it in 1952 and moved back to France. He was back in USA a year later and opened an other restaurant, "Le Chanteclair", at 18 East 49th street New York. He died of heart failure in New York 1993.

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1928: 3 Riviera Circuit / 3 Antibes GP / 8 Targa Florio
1929: DNF Antibes GP (Voiturette) / 1 Riviera Circuit (Voiturette) / 5 Monaco GP / DNF Lyon GP (Voiturette) /
          1 Dieppe GP / 4 San Sebastian GP / DNA Comminges GP / 3 Tunis GP
1930: 1 Saint Raphaël GP / 1 Monaco GP / DNF Oran GP / DNF Lyon GP / 1 Marne GP / 3 Dieppe (2000cc) /
          DNA Dauphiné Circuit / DNF Comminges GP / DNA French GP / DNF San Sebastian GP
1931: DNF Tunis GP / DNF Monaco GP / DNF* Alessandria GP / DNF Targa Florio / 2 Rome GP / 8* French GP /
          2 Marne GP / DNF German GP / DNF Coppa Acerbo / 2 (heat)/DNF Monza GP / 1 Brignoles GP
1932: 7 Tunis GP / DNF Monaco GP / 10 Rome GP / 2 Nimes GP / DNF AVUS GP / 2 Eifel GP / 5 Italian GP /
          5 French GP / 4 German GP / 3 Nice GP / DNF Comminges GP / DNA La Baule GP / DNA Czech GP /
          DNF Antibes GP / DNF Marseille GP
1933: 4 Pau GP / 3 Monaco GP / DNA French GP / 3 Belgian GP / 2 Dieppe GP / 2 Nice GP / DNF Coppa Acerbo /
          DNF Marseille GP / DNA Italian GP / 4 Czech GP / 6 Spanish GP
1934: 3 Monaco GP / 6 Tripoli GP / DNS AVUS GP / DNF French GP / 4 Vichy GP / 1 Belgian GP / DNF Nice GP /
          3 Swiss GP / 7 Spanish GP
1935: 2 Pau GP / 2 Monaco GP / 6 Tripoli GP / 6 AVUS GP / 7 Eifel GP / 1 Marne GP / 4* Belgian GP /
          1 Dieppe GP / DNS German GP / 4 Coppa Ciano / 3 Nice GP / 7 Swiss GP / 2* Italian GP
1936: DNF Deauville GP / DNF/DNF* German GP / 3 Coppa Ciano / DNF Coppa Acerbo / DNF Swiss GP /
          4 Italian GP
1937: 2 Turin GP (Voiturette) / 14 Tripoli GP / 1 Tripoli (Voiturette) / 1 Florence GP (Voiturette) /
          2 Picardie (Voiturette) / DNA Campione D'Italia (Voiturette)
1938: 1 Pau GP / 1 Cork GP / 7 Tripoli / DNA French GP / 5 German GP / 5 Coppa Ciano / DNF Coppa Acerbo /
          8 Swiss GP / DNF La Baule (Voiturette) / DNF Donington GP
1939: DNA Pau GP / 7 French GP / 4 German GP / 8 Swiss GP

      "Dribus" - SEE: André Boillot

driver

Leonard Patrick "Pat" Driscoll (GB)
* 5 Dec 1900
† 8 Jun 1983
Chiswick, Middlesex
Hayling Island, Hampshire
 
1934: 6 Mountain
1935: NC* Donington GP / 6 Mountain
1936: DNA/DNS Isle of Man (Voiturette)


Drouet ( )
 
1929: DNA Burgundy GP


Guy Drouet ( )
 
1928: DNF Algerian GP / DNF Marne GP / 4 European GP


Roger Drouet ( )
 
1928: 2 (heat)/? Grand Prix Bugatti


driver

Charles Druck (F)
 
1929: DNF Dieppe GP (Voiturette)
1930: DNA Comminges (1100cc)
1932: 1 Circuit de l'Aisne / 3 Provence Trophy (2000cc) / DNF Nimes GP / DNF Casablanca GP /
          ? Torvilliers Circuit / 5 Picardie GP / 3 Lorraine GP (2000cc) / DNF Dieppe GP (2000cc) /
          DNF Comminges GP (2000cc) / DNF La Baule GP /
          DNA/DNS Antibes GP (Voiturette)


Dubet ( )
 
1928: DNA Saint Raphaël


E. Dubois (F)
 
1935: 6 Frontières GP / 10 Dieppe (Voiturette)


driver

André Dubonnet (F)
* 28 Jun 1897
† 20 Jan 1980
Paris
Maule, Yvelines
Son of the founder of the Dubonnet apéritif firm. Dubonnet was a industrialist, fighter pilot, athlete, racing driver and inventor. He was a fighting pilot during World War I ending up with six aerial victories. His independent suspension was used on the Alfa Romeo P3 from 1935 onwards and he also sold the invention to General Motors. He took part in the 1928 Olympic Games at St. Moritz as captain for the French #2 five-man (sic!) bobsleigh team, finishing 15th.
 
1928: 1 Grand Prix Bugatti
1929: DNA French GP


Jacques Du Brusles (F)
* 1907
† 1972
?
?
 
1939: 2 Frontières GP / DNF (heat) Angouleme


Ducolombier ( )
 
1931: 7* Belgian GP


Anicet Ducouret (F)
* 17 Apr 1897
Bussiére-Dunoise, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
?
 
1932: 5 La Baule GP
1933: 11 La Baule GP


Duflos ( )
 
1929: DNF Dieppe GP (1100cc) /


driver

George Edward Duller (GB)
* 26 Jan 1891
† 6 Aug 1962
Plaistow, London
Epsom, Surrey
Well known jockey. One of the "Bentley Boys", 2nd at JCC 200 miles Race 1924, and winner of the 1927 Montlhery 24h. Raced from 1930 to 1934 with Derby & Duesenberg at Brooklands. Died at Epsom, Surrey in 1962. (Not to be confused with his younger brother R.L. "Jack" Duller).
(Info supplied by Rudiger de Jonghe and John Edwardes)
 
1933: DNA Mountain


Robert Lennard "Jack" Duller (GB)
* 14 Feb 1904
† 11 Feb 1978
Aveley, Essex
Bovey Tracey, Devon
Younger brother to George Duller. Partner in the London firm of Street & Duller who serviced Alfa-Romeo cars before WW2.
(Info supplied by Rudiger de Jonghe and John Edwardes)
 
1937: DNF* Campbell Trophy


Dumaury ( )
 
1933: DNF Frontières GP /


G. Dumond ( )
 
1929: DNA Lyon GP (1100cc)


G. Dumont ( )
 
1929: 2 Burgundy GP (1100cc)


driver

Jack Lawson Dunfee (GB)
* 9 Oct 1901
† 13 Sep 1975
Putney. London
Shipton-under-Wychwood, Oxfordshire
Older brother to Clive Dunfee, who had a fatal accident at the Brooklands 500 mile race in 1932 with a Bentley.
(Info supplied by Jean-Charles Colombier)
 
1931: DNF* French GP
1932: DNF Empire Trophy


Charles Gerald Hugh Dunham (GB)
* 19 Jan 1895
† 18 Feb 1962
Hitchin, Hertfordshire
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
(Info supplied by Adam Ferrington)
 
1933: DNF Empire Trophy


Emile Dupont (F)
 
1928: 3 Algerian GP / 5 Tunis GP
1929: DNF Algerian GP (Voiturette) / 5 Lyon GP (1100cc) / 2 Marne GP (1100cc) / DNF Tunis GP (1100cc)
1930: 1 Oran (1100cc)
1932: 1 Torvilliers Circuit (1100cc)
1935: DNA Tunis GP

      du Pouget - SEE: Pouget

John DuPuy (USA)
* 22 Mar 1914
† 1993/94?
New York
?
John DuPuy was an rich American who did same races before the war. His father had been President of the Pennsylvania Rubber Co, his grandfather President of Crucible Steel of Pittsburgh. After the war John rarely drove a car (i.e. lost license). He gave same other drivers the chance to use his Maseratis, among them was baron de Graffenried. In the 1950s he lived with his wife in Lausanne Palace in Switzerland. US Public Records Index had him listed in Reno, Nevada.
(Info supplied by Romain Heckemanns & Richard Armstrong)
 
1937: DNA Frontières (Voiturette) / DNF Isle of Man (Voiturette) / DNF Picardie (Voiturette) /
          9/DNF (heats) Albi (Voiturette) / DNA Coppa Acerbo (Voiturette) / 9 (heat) Swiss GP (Voiturette) /
          DNS Czech GP (Voiturette)


driver

Henri Durand (F)
Voiturette driver racing a private Bugatti T37A in the early 30s. Also took part at Angouême 1939.
 
1930: DNF Comminges GP
1931: DNF Saint Raphaël GP / DNA Geneva GP (2000cc) / DNA Vaucluse Circuit / DNF Comminges GP
1932: 2 Casablanca GP (Voiturette) / DNA Comminges GP (Voiturette)
1934: 9 Eifel (Voiturette) / 3 Albi (Voiturette)
1935: DNA Lorraine GP / 3 Albi (Voiturette)
1936: DNF Monaco (Voiturette) / DNF Frontières GP / DNF Picardie (Voiturette) / DNF Albi (Voiturette)
1939: 3 Angouleme


driver

Arthur Jules Joseph Duray (B)
* 9 Feb 1882
† 11 Feb 1954
Ixelles, Bruxelles
Paris, France
(Info supplied by Jean-Charles Colombier)
 
1930: 4 European (Belgian) GP / DNA French (Voiturette) / DNA French GP
1931: DNS French GP


driver

"Leon Duray" (George Gardener Stewart) (USA)
* 30 Apr 1894
† 12 May 1956
Cleveland, Ohio
San Bernardino, California
Born as George Stewart in Cleveland, Ohio in 1984, he later legally changed his name to Leon Duray in tribute to French Grand Prix river Arthur Duray.
 
1929: DNF (heat) Monza GP (Voiturette)
1932: DNF (heat) Monza GP


driver

Piero Ettore Dusio (I)
* 13 Oct 1899
† 7 Nov 1975
Scurzolengo, Asti, Piemonte
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Started as a soccer player and played for Juventus until a knee injury ended his career. Started as a fabric salesman. At 27 he was owner of the biggest oilcloth manufacturing factory in Italy. Dusio was a vital and likable man for whom success had come easily. Shrewd and firm, it had not been difficult for him to stay at the top of commerce and industry, once he had made it there. Commerce above all, as his subsequent history will show. Dusio's great love was motor cars. He had been a good amateur driver in the thirties with a third at the Mille Miglia and a victory at the international Stelvio hill-climb in 1938. Grand Prix driver racing an Maserati 8CM. In 1938 he had founded a highly competitive - racing team called "Scuderia Torino" with Maserati Maserati 6CM voiturettes. Dusio liked to have his cars modified to his particular specifications. Dusio's cars acquired in this way independent Tecnauto front-suspension and SIATA radiators. Dusio, though, wanted to see his ideas realised from scratch and had started to work on a Fiat 1100 special in 1939. He had made even more money in real-estate dealings at the beginning of the war and some of it was invested in Cisitalia, founded 1943.
(Info supplied by Alessandro Silva)
 
1935: DNF Monaco GP / DNS Tunis GP / 6 Bergamo GP / 4 Biella GP / DNS French GP / 6 Turin GP /
          DNF Coppa Acerbo / 4 Lucca GP
1936: 8 Milan GP / 6 Italian GP / 7 Modena GP
1937: 5 Turin GP (Voiturette) / 19 Tripoli GP / 5 Tripoli (Voiturette) / DNA AVUS (Voiturette) /
          6 Florence GP (Voiturette) / DNF Milan GP / 2 San Remo (Voiturette) / DNF Lucca (Voiturette) /
          DNA Campione D'Italia (Voiturette)
1938: DNF/3* Napels (Voiturette) / DNA Coppa Ciano (Voiturette)


driver

Gaston Duval (F)
 
1932: DNA Dieppe GP (2000cc)


Duyssens ( )
 
1933: DNA Frontières GP


Patrick Morris? "Pat" Dwyer (GB)
* 1903?
† ?
Ardee, Ireland?
?
 
1936: DNA Isle of Man (Voiturette)


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