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      la Boissière - SEE: Boissière

driver

Jean Labbay (F)
 
1932: ? Provence Trophy (Cyclecar) / DNF Nice GP (750cc) / DNF Antibes GP (Voiturette)


driver

Adrien Léon Jean Auguste Roger Labric (F)
* 19 Feb 1893
† 24 May 1962
Boulogne Billancourt, Île-de-France
Paris
(Info supplied by Jean-Charles Colombier)
 
1929: DNF Burgundy GP (sports)


driver

Alfred Clucas "Bill" Lace (GB)
* 4 Apr 1897
† 9 Mar 1978
Ramsgate, Kent
Winterbourne Houghton, Dorset
(Info supplied by Adam Ferrington)
 
1933: DNF Mannin Moar
1938: DNA Campbell Trophy / DNF JCC 200 (Voiturette + GP)


Ladurantie ( )
 
1932: DNA Lorraine GP (Voiturette)


driver

Erik Lorenz Lafrenz (S)
* 7 May 1902
† 6 Aug 1933
Stockholm
Vram, Skåne (Scania)
Born in Stockholm (listed in the German Assembly). Race driver and mechanic. At the 1933 Swedish GP at Vram Lafrenz was riding mechanic to Börje Dahlin. When Dahlin crashed Lafrenz decided to jump rather than risk to be crushed under the car. Bennström who followed ran over Lafrenz who ended up fatally wounded lying in the middle of the road.
(Info supplied by Håkan Gelin)
 
1932: DNF Swedish Winter GP (Ice race)
1933: DNF Swedish Winter GP (Ice race)


Andre Laisne ( )
 
1929: 2 La Baule GP (1100cc)


Lalanne ( )
 
1934: DNF Albi (Voiturette)


driver

Charles Robert Laly / (Lally?) (F)
* 7 Sep 1887
† 13 Dec 1972
Paris (17e arrondissement)
Levallois-Perret
(Info supplied by Jean-Charles Colombier)
 
8: ? Grand Prix Bugatti
1929: DNA Antibes GP / DNA French GP
1930: DNA European (Belgian) GP / 10 French GP


Catullo Lami (I)
* ?
† 13 Aug 1939
?
Pescara
Voiturette driver, who crashed fatally with His Maserati at the 1939 Coppa Acerbo.
 
1931: DNA Coppa Ciano (1100cc)
1934: DNF Coppa Ciano
1935: DNF (heat) Lucca GP
1939: DNF Tripoli (Voiturette) / DNA Targa Florio (Voiturette) / DNA Carnaro (Voiturette) /
          2 Coppa Ciano junior (Voiturette) / DNF Coppa Acerbo (Voiturette)


Maurice Lamy ( )
 
1930: DNA Saint Raphaël GP
1931: 4 Vaucluse Circuit
1932: 3 Provence Trophy (Voiturette) / DNF Nimes GP


René Lamy ( )
 
1928: DNF Tunis GP
1929: DNS Antibes GP / DNS Monaco GP / 7 Tunis GP /


Lanary ( )
 
1930: DNA Oran (Voiturette)


driver

Francisco "Chico" Landi (BR)
* 14 Jul 1907
† 7 Jun 1989
São Paulo
?
Chico Landi's first race was the 1934 Rio de Janeiro GP. Chico was leading when his car broke down, 8 laps from the end. However, succes was to come for the Brazilian and with an Alfa Romeo he won the Rio de Janeiro GP in 1941, 1947 and 1948. In 1947 Chico was invited to drive in Argentina and became known internationally. He was invited to drive in the 1947 Bari GP becoming the first Brazilian top racer to try his luck in Europe. He retired from the race but returned a year later, to take the victory in a field consisting of drivers like Villoresi, Varzi, Nuvolari and Farina. Between 1951 and 1956 Landi raced in 6 Formula 1 Championship races, both as a Ferrari privateer and for Escuderia Bandeirantes, Scuderia Milano and Maserati, gaining 1.5 championship points for a shared 4th place (with Gerino Gerini) in the 1956 Argentive GP. After retiring from racing Landi became a leading figure in administrating Brazilian motor sport.
(Info supplied by Mauro Kleber)
 
1934: DNF Rio de Janeiro GP
1935: DNF Rio de Janeiro GP
1936: DNF Rio de Janeiro GP / 9 São Paulo GP
1937: DNF Rio de Janeiro GP
1938: 2 Circuito de Gávea / DNF Rio de Janeiro GP
1939: 7 Circuito de Gávea
1940: 2 Rio de Janeiro GP
1941: 1 Rio de Janeiro GP / 4 Buenos Aires GP


"Marcel Lanciano" Papineau (F)
 
1929: DNF Burgundy GP (Voiturette) / DNF Lyon GP (Voiturette) / DNA Marne GP (Voiturette)


driver

Guido Landi (I)
* ?
† Sep 1980
Bolognia
Buenos Aires
Guido Landi's greatest successes came in motorcycle racing and included victories at the "Gran Premio della Nationi" at Monza in 1929 (MM 125cc) and 1931 (Velocette 350cc) but he also raced cars. In 1946 he emigrated to Argentina where he died 1980.
(Info and picture supplied by Alberto Bertoni)
 
1933: 6 (heat) Bordino GP
1935: 4 Czech GP (Voiturette)


driver

Quirino Landi (BR)
Brother to Francisco "Chico" Landi.
 
1935: DNF Rio de Janeiro GP
1936: DNF Rio de Janeiro GP
1937: DNF Rio de Janeiro GP
1938: 7 Rio de Janeiro GP / DNF Circuito de Gávea
1939: DNF Circuito de Gávea
1940: DNS Circuito de Gávea
1941: 2 Rio de Janeiro GP


Riccardo Landolina (I)
From Castronuovo near Palermo.
 
1931: DNA Targa Florio


driver

Hermann Albert Lang (D)
* 6 Apr 1909
† 19 Oct 1987
Bad-Cannstatt, Stuttgart
Stuttgart
Lang was born in Stuttgart, close to the Daimler factory. Coming from a home of small means, Lang had to fight the opinions of the period that racing drivers were to be "gentlemen". Starting off as a motorcycle driver and then working as a racing mechanic, Lang had both the balance and the technical know-how to make it to the very top when he was offered a drive by Daimler-Benz. Immensely popular by his mechanic friends but less so with his team mates, Lang was considered to be a high-speed track expert, winning three times at Tripoli and also winning the fastest race of the era, the Avus 1937 extravaganza. 1939 was Lang's year and he dominated the GP season with 5 major victories. While there is controversy about the final results of the 1939 championship, no one could deny that Lang was at least the moral champion. The war interrupted Lang's career when he was at the very top. After the war success came in sports cars rather in GP racing, Lang taking the Mercedes-Benz 300SL to victory at Le Mans 1952.

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1935: DNS Monaco GP / 5 Eifel GP / DNF German GP / 6 Swiss GP / DNF Italian GP
1936: DNS Tripoli GP / 5 Eifel GP / DNF*/7* German GP / 4* Swiss GP
1937: 1 Tripoli GP / 1 AVUS GP / 6 Eifel GP / 3 Belgian GP / 7 German GP / DNS Monaco GP / 2 Swiss GP /
          2 Italian GP / DNF Czech GP / DNF Donington GP
1938: 2* Pau GP / 1 Tripoli / 3 French GP / 2*/DNF* German GP / 1 Coppa Ciano / DNF Coppa Acerbo /
          10* Swiss GP / DNF Italian GP / 2 Donington GP
1939: 1 Pau GP / 1 Tripoli (Voiturette) / 1 Eifel GP / 1 Kahlenberg (hillclimb) / 1 Belgian GP /
          DNF French GP / DNF German GP / 1 Großglockner (hillclimb) / 1 Swiss GP /
          DNF* Belgrad GP


Jean Langöele (F)
 
1931: 1931: 5 Saint Raphaël GP / 2 Vaucluse Circuit
1932: DNA Provence Trophy (2000cc)


Dioscoride Lanza (I)
* 24 Apr 1898
† ?
Piossasco near Torino (Turin)
?
Raced a Maserati 6CM 1938-39. Dioscoride (not Discoride) is the correct spelling of the name .
 
1936: DNA Coppa Ciano (Voiturette)
1938: 6 Pau GP / DNF Targa Florio (Voiturette) / 5 Picardie (Voiturette) / 7 Napels (Voiturette) /
          DNA Albi (Voiturette) / 4 (heat)/DNF Varese (Voiturette) / DNA Swiss GP (Voiturette) / DNF Modena (Voiturette)
1939: 8 Tripoli (Voiturette) / DNF Targa Florio (Voiturette) / 4 Coppa Ciano junior (Voiturette) /
          DNF Coppa Acerbo junior (Voiturette)
1940: DNS Tripoli (Voiturette)


Carlo Laredo de Mendoza (I)
* 1903
† 1980
?
?
Engineer from Torino (Turin).
 
1935: 4 (heat) Turin GP


driver

Pierre Larrue (F)
Bordeaux druggist Pierre Larrue owned a Delahaye 135MS (chassis 60116) since the pre-war years. This was a touring car chassis, that he used until the early 50s.
 
1939: DNF Angouleme


Arnold Larsson (S)
 
1933: DNS Svenska Isloppet (Ice race)


Axel Larsson (S)
* 27 Aug 1906
† 15 Mar 1988
Främby, Falun, Dalarna
Täby, Stockholm
Older brother of Harry Larsson. Started a machine shop in 1949.
(Info supplied by Håkan Gelin)
 
1933: 7 Swedish Winter GP (Ice race)


Karl Harry "Mas-Harry" Larsson (S)
* 23 May 1908
† 20 Jul 1996
Främby, Falun, Dalarna
Hedemora, Dalarna
Younger brother of Axel Larsson. As his nickname imply Larsson was what Swedes call a "mas" (pronounced with a long "a") i.e. a man from the county of Dalarna in Sweden, or to be precise, in this case Hedemora (about 40 km east of Rämen where the Swedish Winter GP was run) where he lived and also died in 1996.
(Info supplied by Håkan Gelin)
 
1931: 4 Swedish Winter GP (Ice race)
1932: DNF Swedish Winter GP (Ice race) / DNF Finnish GP
1933: DNF Swedish Winter GP (Ice race) / 6 Svenska Isloppet (Ice race) / 6 Swedish Summer GP
1934: DNF Vallentuna (Ice race)


Massimo "Mino" Lasagni (I)
 
1928: DNC Pozzo Circuit


Gabriel Lascaut ( )
 
1935: DNA Orleans GP


Georg Lassen (N)
 
1934: 7 Norwegian GP (Ice race)
1935: ? Norwegian GP (Ice race)


H. Lauenstein ( )
 
1931: DNA Eifel GP


driver

Constant Lauvaux ( )
 
1932: 3 Frontières GP (Voiturette)
1933: DNA Frontières GP


Lauze ( )
 
1935: DNF (heat) Albi (Voiturette)


driver

René Louis Paul Le Bègue (F)
* 15 Jan 1914
† 24 Feb 1946
Paris (9th arrondissement)
Versailles
Le Bègue's racing career started seriously in 1936, when he drove a Delahaye 135CS to 2nd at the Spa 24hrs, 4th at Comminges and 5th at Marseille. He then won the 1937 Monte Carlo Rallye and was running fourth with Cattaneo in a works Talbot-Lago at the Mille Miglia, when he crashed into a ditch to avoid a charriot. In 1937 he bought a Talbot T-150C and was 3rd at GP de la Marne, 2nd at the RAC TT, and won the Coupe de Vitesse at Monthléry and in 1938 also the 12hrs de Paris. Works Talbot-Lago driver for 1939, he took the new Monoplace Décalée, to a third at the GP de l'ACF and won the GP du Comminges. Early in 1940, Le Bègue and his wife, Dreyfus and Chinetti went to USA to race a Masearti at the Indy 500 for Lucy Schell, Le Bègue/Dreyfus finished 10th. The Le Bègue's were the only one to return to occupied France in 1941 just to get permission to take two Talbots to the 1941 Indy via Portugal. Le Bègue and Jean Trévoux were non qualifiers but later raced the cars at theLand's End hillclimb, where Le Bègue finished third ahead of Trévoux. Then Le Bègue enrolled in the Free France Army fighting in North Africa, Sicily and Monte Cassino. At the end of the war the still young Le Bègue was voted vice-president of the the French Drivers Association (AGACI) but was then suddenly killed in his home at Versailles in 1946 by a stupid accident as he was asphyxiated by the gas fumes of a defective boiler in his bathroom.
(Info supplied by Alessandro Silva)
 
1936: 15* Donington GP
1938: DNA Pau GP / 1 Coupe de Paris (sports car) / 1 Paris 12H (sports car)
1939: DNS Pau GP / 3 Coupe de Paris / 3 French GP / 1 Comminges GP (sports car)


Lebiet ( )
 
1932: DNA Picardie GP (Voiturette)


Ferdinando Lecchini (I)
From Florence.
 
1929: DNA Mugello Circuit (1100cc)


driver

Jacques Edouard Ledure (B)
* 26 Mar 1893
† 16 May 1948
St Gilles, Brabant
Frontieres
Died working as track marshal for the 1948 Frontieres GP.
 
1930: 7 European (Belgian) GP


Jean Lefebvre (F)
 
1932: DNA Picardie GP (Voiturette)

      le Foll - SEE: Foll

driver

Arthur Legat (B)
* 1 Nov 1898
† 23 Feb 1960
Haine-Saint-Paul
?
Legat is considered, together with organizer Buisseret, the most important character in Chimay history. He was a "garagiste" from Haine-Saint-Paul who participated in virtually every GP des Frontières (to which his racing activity was almost totally restricted) from 1926 to 1959. He had started with an Amilcar CGS in 1926 and 1927 but missed the 1928 race. He returned in 1929 in another Amilcar, this time a supercharged one, replaced by a Bugatti T37A in 1930 that he raced until 1934, winning the Grand Prix in 1931 and 1932. In 1934 Legat had been able to purchase the 2.3L Bugatti T35B from the Belgian GP driver Bouriano. He took this car to the 1935 race but returned with the 1.5L T37A at Buisseret's request in 1936, reverting to the T35B for the years 1937 to 1939. Legat had to sell the Bugatti to Belgian amateur Pierre Vingerhoets during the war but was asked to drive it again in 1946 and 1947. The car had acquired throughout the years a snow-plough radiator grille and a distinctively bizarre vertical fin on the tail.
(Info supplied by Alessandro Silva)
 
1929: 4 Frontieres GP (1100cc)
1930: 5 Frontieres GP
1931: 1 Frontieres GP
1932: 1 Frontières GP
1933: 3 Frontières GP
1934: DNF Frontières GP
1935: DNF Frontières GP
1936 : DNF Frontières GP
1937: 2 Frontières GP
1938: 7 Frontières GP
1939: 4 Frontières GP


driver

"Jef Legros" (Giuseppe Mucciero) (I/B)
Italian owner of a garage in Bruxelles. Raced a Bugatti in 1939. After the war he put a BMW 328 engine i his Bugatti.
 
1939: 6 Frontières GP


driver

Marcel Lehoux (F/DZ)
* 3 Apr 1889
† 19 Jul 1936
Fougères, Vendée
Deauville
Known as a little man with the heart of a lion, Lehoux was was born at the castle of Fougères in Vendée, France. However he lived in Algeria where he was the founder and owner of a large trade company. Lehoux started racing with a 1500 Brescia-Bugatti in Algeria 1924 at an age of 35 and won on his first try, the Casablanca GP. He drove Bugattis, Alfa Romeos, Maseratis and ERAs. He won the 1928 Algerian and Tunis GPs, the 1929 Algerian GP, the 1930 Dieppe GP, the 1931 Geneva and Marne GPs, the 1932 Casablanca GP and in 1933 the Pau, Dieppe and Monza GPs. In 1931 he raced together with Etancelin. Continued as Bugatti driver before becoming Scuderia Ferrari works driver in 1934. Private Maserati 1935. Works ERA Voiturette driver 1936. Killed in the Deauville GP after a collision with Farina's Alfa where his ERA caught fire and the driver burned to death.
 
1928: 1 Algerian GP / 1 Tunis GP / 3 San Sebastian GP
1929: 1 Algerian GP / DNF Monaco GP / 3 Marne GP / 3 San Sebastian GP / DNF Comminges GP (2000cc) /
          2 Tunis GP
1930: DNF Monaco GP / DNF Oran GP / DNF Lyon GP / 2 Marne GP / 1 Dieppe GP / DNF Dauphiné Circuit /
          DNF Comminges GP / DNF (rep) Monza GP / DNF French GP / DNF San Sebastian GP
1931: 3 Tunis GP / DNF Monaco GP / DNF Casablanca GP / DNF* Italian GP / 1 Geneva GP / DNF* French GP /
          1 Marne GP / DNF German GP / DNF* Dieppe GP / 2 Dauphiné Circuit / 3 Comminges GP / 6 Monza GP /
          3 La Baule GP / DNF Czech GP
1932: 2 Tunis GP / 6 Monaco GP / DNF Oran GP / 1 Casablanca GP / DNF Italian GP / 2 Lorraine GP /
          DNF French GP / DNF German GP / DNF/DNF* Dieppe GP / 2 Comminges GP / DNF La Baule GP /
          DNF Czech GP / DNF Monza GP / DNF Marseille GP
1933: 1 Pau GP / DNF Tunis GP / DNF Monaco GP / 3 Picardie GP / DNF Nimes GP / DNF French GP /
          3 Penya Rhin GP / DNF Marne GP / 4 Belgian GP / 1 Dieppe GP / 5 Nice GP / 2 La Baule GP / 8 Comminges GP /
          6 Marseille GP / 4 Italian GP / 1 Monza GP / DNF Czech GP / 3 Spanish GP
1934: 4 Monaco GP / 3 Casablanca GP / 3 Penya Rhin GP / 5 Vichy GP / 2 Dieppe GP / DNF Comminges GP /
          8 Spanish GP / DNF Algier GP
1935: DNF Pau GP / DNA Monaco GP / DNA Tunis GP / DNA Tripoli GP / DNS Picardie GP / DNS French GP /
          4 Lorraine GP / 4 Marne GP / 6 Belgian GP / DNF Dieppe GP / DNF Comminges GP / DNF Nice GP /
          DNF Spanish GP
1936: 3 Pau GP / 2 Monaco (Voiturette) / DNA Tunis GP / 5 Isle of Man (Voiturette) / 4 Eifel (Voiturette) /
          DNF Picardie (Voiturette) / 2/DNS (heat) Albi (Voiturette) / DNF Deauville GP


driver

Henrique Lehrfeld (P)
* 7 Jun 1897
† 16 Aug 1965
Lisboa (Lisbon)
?
Henrique Lehrfeld's father was an engineer of German orgin who owned a chemical factory near Lisbon, his mother had been born in Switzerland. In his career Lehrfeld drove a white and red Bugatti T35 B, except at his first two races when he raced an Opel and one race when he raced a Gardner. He took part in many Portuguese national events, from the 1929 "II Quilómetro de Arranque do Campo Grande" until his retirement after the 1937 Estoril Circuit. He took part the 1931 GP de la Baume beach race in France and also went to Brasil to race at the Gávea circuit in 1935 and 1936. Lehrfeld pulled out racing because the new Portuguese rules banned GP cars and he did not like racing sportscars. Lehrfeld died of cancer in 1962/65?
Not to be confused with Polish driver Henryk Liefeldt!
(Info supplied by Ricardo Grilo & Hugo Boecker)
 
1931: 5 La Baule GP
1933: DNA Penya Rhin GP
1935: 2 Rio de Janeiro GP
1936: DNF Rio de Janeiro GP
1937: 6 Vila Real / DNF Estoril


driver

Prinz Hermann Viktor Maximilian zu Leiningen (D)
* 4 Jan 1901
† 29 Mar 1971.
Amorbach
?
Started racing in 1927 with a Bugatti. Raced mostly in hillclimbs. Raced Bugattis, Amilcars and Mercedes SSK 1928-29. Continued with a Bugatti 1930-31. Auto Union works driver 1934. Withdrew from racing in 1935 except for a start with the ERA works team. Did a comeback in some rallies in the early 1950s.
 
1930: 1/DNF* Czech GP
1931: DNF Monaco GP / DNF Alessandria GP / DNF Eifel GP / DNF AVUS GP / DNC Czech GP
1932: DNF AVUS GP / DNA Eifel GP
1934: DNF AVUS GP / DNF Eifel GP / DNS French GP / DNS German GP / DNF Swiss GP / 2* Italian GP /
          4* Spanish GP / 4 Czech GP
1935: DNF AVUS GP / 9* Eifel GP / DNS French GP / ? Swiss GP (Voiturette)


Andrew Mackintosh Leitch (GB/RA)
* 25 Nov 1906
† 4 Jul 1953
Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires
Insurance underwriter and financier.
(Info supplied by Richard Armstrong)
 
1935: DNA Dieppe (Voiturette)
1936: DNC JCC 200 / 10* Donington GP
1937: DNA Campbell Trophy (Voiturette)


The Hon. John Disney "Jock" Leith (GB)
* 17 Aug 1909
† 15 Dec 1968
Aberdeen, Scotland
Lockerbie, Scotland
Killed in a road accident near Lockerbie in Scotland 1968.
 
1935: DNF Mannin Moar / 10 Dieppe GP


driver

Lucién Lemasson (F)
Famous motor cycle racer in the 1920s.
 
1932: DNF Comminges GP (Voiturette)


Lemoine ( )
 
1928: DNF Marne GP
1929: DNF Dieppe GP (Voiturette)


Lenart ( )
 
1928: DNA Marne GP
1930: DNA French GP


Stefan Lennart ( )
 
1930: DNA Marne GP


Michelangelo? Leonardi "Trifoglio (I)
From Rome.
 
1939: DNA Targa Florio (Voiturette)


Gioacchino Leonardi (I)
From Ancona.
 
1929: DNA Mugello Circuit


Enaro Léoz-Abad (E)
One of two brothers, Genaro & Enaro, who used to race together.
 
1935: DNF GP de l´U.M.F.


driver

Genaro Léoz-Abad (E)
From Cirauqui, Navarra. Bugatti T37 voiturette driver. One of two brothers, Genaro & Enaro, who used to race together.
 
1933: DNF Albi GP
1934: DNF Albi GP / 2 Albi (Voiturette) / DNA Comminges GP / 3 GP de l´U.M.F.
1935: 7 Pau GP / 2 Orleans (Voiturette) / 4 Orleans GP / 3 GP de l´U.M.F. / 3/DNF (heat) Albi (Voiturette) /
          DNF Spanish GP


Etiénne Lepicard ( )
 
1928: DNA Antibes GP
1929: 3 Lyon GP (1100cc) / 2 Dieppe GP (1100cc)
1930: DNA French GP


driver

Mario Lepori (CH)
 
1928: 9 Targa Florio / 6 Rome GP / DNF* San Sebastian GP
1929: 1 Antibes GP / DNC Monaco GP / DNF Targa Florio / DNF Rome GP / DNA Mugello Circuit /
          8 San Sebastian GP


Lescari ( )
 
1930: DNA Comminges GP


Guglielmo Lettieri ( )
 
1931: DNA Italian GP


Leurquin ( )
 
1932: 3 Nice GP (Voiturette)
1935: DNF (heat) Albi (Voiturette)


driver

Henry Leuzinger (CH)
From Bern.
 
1937: 13 Napels (Voiturette) / DNA Swiss GP (Voiturette)


driver

"Pierre Levegh" (Pierre Eugène Alfred Bouillin) (F)
* 22 Dec 1905
† 11 Jun 1955
Paris (9th arrondissement)
Le Mans
"Pierre Levegh" Bouillin (not Boullion as it is often written) is mostly known for his post-war Le Mans racing. In 1952 he raced single-handedly for 23 hours only to miss a gearchange while half asleep, destroying the engine while leading the race by a huge margin. At the 1955 Le Mans his Mercedes 300SLR crashed into the grandstand creating the worst disaster in the history of motor racing with over 80 dead.
 
1937: 3 Frontières GP
1939: 6 Coupe de Paris


Giorgio Levi (I)
From Trieste.
 
1931: DNF Alessandria GP (1100cc)
1932: DNA Coppa Ciano (Voiturette)


driver

Hon. Brian Edmund Lewis, Baron Essendon (GB)
* 7 Dec 1903
† 18 Jul 1978
Edmonton, Middlesex
Lausanne, Switzerland
Raced Frazer Nashes in England in the 1920s. Entered a private Maserti 8CM at the Swiss GP1935. became 2nd Baron Essendon in 1944.
 
1931: 12* French GP / 4* Belgian GP / 5 Mountain
1932: 5 (heat) Empire Trophy / 3* Le Mans 24h (sports car) / DNF Mountain
1933: 1 Mannin Moar / Nice GP / Mountain
1934: 1 Mannin Moar
1935: 1 Mannin Moar / 5 Marne GP / DNS Dieppe GP / DNF Nice GP / DNF Swiss GP / NC* Donington GP
1936: 15 Vanderbilt Cup


driver

Hans Friedrich Lewy (D)
* 13 Oct 1896
† 6 Nov? 1942
Dresden
Auschwitz, Poland
Raced private Bugattis together with Paul Pietsch and Hans Simons as the "PiLeSi Rennteam" in the early 1930s. Being a Jew, Lewy left Germany in 1935 for France. During the German occupation he was deported back to Germany and died at Auschwitz concentration camp 1942.
(Info supplied by Hugo Boecker)
 
1931: DNF Czech GP (Voiturette)
1932: DNF AVUS GP / DNA Eifel GP / DNF* German GP / ? La Baule GP


driver

Pierre Leygonie (F)
 
1932: DNA Picardie GP / DNF* Dieppe GP


Francis Liagre ( )
 
1929: DNA Burgundy GP / DNF Tunis GP

      Libeccio - SEE: Eugenio Minetti

Prinz Ferdinand Andreas von und zu Liechtenstein (FL)
* 18 Jan 1901
† 7 Jul 1981
?
?
 
1930: DNA Czech (Voiturette)


driver

Henryk Liefeldt (PL)
* 14 Apr 1894
† 13 Sep 1937
Warszawa (Warsaw)
Warszawa (Warsaw)
Henryk Liefeldt started racing back in 1912. He was a mechanical engineer and after First World War he, together with Stefan Schiffner, established an engine manufacturing plant and mechanical workshop in Warsaw, producing industrial engines etc. He also became Austro-Daimler representative in Poland. Liefeldt became Polish champion in 1927 and 1928 and in 1930 he won the Lwow Grand Prix in an Austro-Daimler. In 1937 he received the Polish "Golden Cross of Merit".
Not to be confused with Portuguese driver Henrique Lehrfeld!
(Info supplied by Piotr Jurczyk)
 
1930: 1 Lwow GP


Einar Lindberg (S)
* 16 Apr 1895
† 27 Mar 1946
Stockholm
Lidingö
Raced a Bugatti T43.
(Info supplied by Håkan Gelin)
 
1932: 5 Swedish Winter GP (Ice race) / DNF Finnish GP


Sven Henrik Lindblom (S)
* 19 Jan 1896
† 19 Jul 1938
Jönköping, Småland
Vaggeryd, Byarum, Småland
Provincial doctor, civilian aviator. Commited suicide with an overdose of Morphine 1938.
(Info supplied by Håkan Gelin)
 
1933: 12 Swedish Winter GP (Ice race)


Bo Georg Lindh (S)
* 29 Aug 1909
† 19 Mar 1982
Stockholm
Stockholm
Born in Stockholm. His mother was Norwegian.
(Info supplied by Håkan Gelin)
 
1933: DNF Swedish Winter GP (Ice race) / DNS Swedish Summer GP


Ivar Lindh (S)
From Borås
 
1935: 4 Vallentuna (Ice race) / 4 Finnish GP
1936: 7 Hedemoraloppet (Ice race) / 4 Swedish Winter GP (Ice race) / DNF Norwegian GP (Ice race)


driver

Marcello "Marcel" P. Lister (GB)
* 1902/1903
† 11 Sep 1932
Napoli (Naples), Italy
Garoupe
Born in Italy. British but resident in France. Died during practice for the 1932 Antibes Grand Prix. Lister's Maserati overturned and he was thrown out and hit the ground head first. He was in haste brought to the local hospital, where the doctor first noticed a faint heart beat but the efforts to save the driver proved futile.
(Info supplied by Hans Etzrodt /Adam Ferrington)
 
1932: 1 Picardie GP (Voiturette) / 2* Lorraine GP (Voiturette) / DNA Comminges GP (Voiturette) /
          DNA La Baule GP / DNS Antibes GP (Voiturette)


Lo Baldo (I)
 
1934: DNA Targa Florio


driver

Georg Christian Prinz von Lobkowicz (Jiří Kristián kníže Lobkovicz) (CS)
* 22 Feb 1907
† 22 May 1932
?
?
Raced also under the pseudonym "Hýta".
 
1930: NC Czech GP
1931: 4 Czech GP
1932: DNF AVUS GP / DNA Lwow GP


driver

Jean Lobre (F)
BNC voiturette driver from 1928 to 1931, then raced a Bugatti.
 
1929: 3 Burgundy GP (1100cc) / 2 Lyon GP (1100cc)
1930: DNF Lyon (1100cc)
1931: DNA Marne GP (Voiturette) / DNF Dauphiné Circuit
1932: DNA Comminges GP (2000cc)


driver

Vincenzo Lo Bue Vanni (I)
Sicilian amateur driver from Palermo, placed second in a Bugatti in the 1927 Monte Pellegrino hillclimb. Raced his 1750cc Alfa Romeo with his wife Nina co-driving in the 1929 and 1930 Giro di Sicilia. He drove this car also in the only Targa Florio he raced, in 1933.
(Info supplied by Alessandro Silva)
 
1928: DNF Coppa Etna
1933: DNF Targa Florio


Antonio Lodolini (I)
 
1928: DNF Mugello Circuit


Dr. Mario Lombardi (I)
From Vercelli.
 
1935: DNA Cosenza GP


driver

Willy Longueville (B)
* 1910?
† ?
Charleroi
?
The son of a taylor Longueville stated racing in 1928 in a touring Bugatti T38 then swithched to a T37A and a T35B. The most successful driver in the Chimay races between 1929 and 1934 where he won several times. Quit racing in 1934 due to the increasing costs.
(Info supplied by Alessandro Silva)
 
1929: 1 Frontieres GP (Voiturette)
1930: DNF Oran (Voiturette) / DNF Frontieres GP / DNF Marne (Voiturette) / DNF Czech GP
1931: DNA Casablanca GP / DNF Frontieres GP / DNF Marne GP / DNA Dieppe GP
1932: DNF Frontières GP / DNA German GP / DNA Dieppe GP
1933: Picardie GP / Frontières GP / Belgian GP
1934: 1 Frontières GP / DNA Picardie GP
1935: DNF Picardie GP


G. H. A. Lönnqvist ( )
 
1933: Swedish Winter GP (Ice race)


driver

Benedicto Moreira Lopes (BR)
* 11 Nov 1904
† 08? Aug 1989
Campinas, São Paulo
Campinas, São Paulo
Of humble origins, Lopes started to work as a mechanic in Campinas. Car racing made him famous in Brazil. He was called the "Campineiro Volador" (The Flying Campineiro), because of his speed. He was 6th in the 1937 Rio GP and started also in the 1941 Rio event. He moved to Rio, where he owned a garage. His racing career, however, was impaired by bad luck and ill health. He died poor, ill and forgotten in Campinas.
(Info supplied by Alessandro Silva)
 
1934: DNF Rio de Janeiro GP
1935: DNF Rio de Janeiro GP
1937: 6 Rio de Janeiro GP / 3 Vila Real / 2 Estoril
1938: DNF Rio de Janeiro GP
1939: 2 Circuito de Gávea
1941: 8 Rio de Janeiro GP


Domingos Lopes (BR)
 
1934: 2 Rio de Janeiro GP
1935: DNF Rio de Janeiro GP
1936: DNF Rio de Janeiro GP / 12 São Paulo GP
1937: DNF Rio de Janeiro GP
1938: DNF Rio de Janeiro GP / DNF Circuito de Gávea
1939: 8 Circuito de Gávea
1940: DNF Circuito de Gávea
1941: 5 Rio de Janeiro GP


"Eric Lora" Augustin Cochin (F)
* 1906
† 13 May 1934
?
Fontainbleu
Naval officer stationed at Marselles-Marignane. Took part in some races and hillclibes with a 2 litre Bugatti. At the 1934 Fontainbleu hillclimb a dog stepped out in front of Lora's car. Lora braked hard, lost control and crashed into the crowd killing six spectators and injuring five more. The Bugatti ended up against a tree. Lora himeslf died soon after having reached hospital.
 
1932: DNA Picardie GP (Voiturette) / DNF Comminges GP (Voiturette)
1933: 6 Picardie GP / DNA Dieppe GP / DNF La Baule GP (2000cc)


Giorgio Lorenzini (I)
 
1931: DNS Alessandria GP (1100cc) / DNF Coppa Ciano (1100cc)


Ernesto Lorenzoni (I)
From Brà near Cuneo.
 
1931: DNA Alessandria GP


Georges Loridant ( )
 
1931: DNA German GP (1100cc)


Henri? / Honoré Lormand ( )
 
1929: DNF Comminges GP (Voiturette)
1930: 4 Comminges GP / 2 Comminges (2000cc)
1931: 7 Comminges GP
1932: 2 Comminges GP (2000cc)
1933: Pau GP / Albi GP


Lorthiois ( )
 
1928: 2 (heat) Riviera Circuit


Vladimir Loucký ( )
 
1931: DNF Czech GP (Voiturette)
1932: DNA Czech GP
1934: DNA Czech GP (Voiturette)


Louet ( )
 
1930: DNF Comminges GP


driver

Roger Auguste Loyer (F)
* 5 Aug 1907
† 24 Mar 1988
Paris (8ème)
Boulogne Billancourt, Île-de-France
Roger Loyer was one of the greatest French motorcyclists of the 1930s and 1940s. This excellent driver's career is a typical example of the many ones severely disrupted by the war. Loyer came from a family of modest financial means His father was a taxi-driver so he grew up in contact with motor cars. He was an adventurous but strong-willed, self-thought, independent man, in possession of an inventive mind which allowed him to patent several devices connected with automobiles. He started as a chauffeur and mechanic, beginning to motorcycle racing in 1928. His career in car racing started in 1938. In 1939 he bought the ex-Berg Maserati 6CM, driving also a Watney's Delage at Le Mans. After the war after several one-off drives, he set up a team with "Robert" racing two Cisitalias D46 in 1947/1948. Loyer also continued racing motorcycles and later joined the Gordini team by which he was employed mainly in sports car racing. He scored a couple of victories for Amédée, but his career practically ended with the end of the Gordini team, although he was seen at odd races until 1960.
(Info supplied by Alessandro Silva)
 
1939: 5 Coupe de Paris / DNF Frontières GP / DNF Nuffield Trophy (Voiturette) / DNF Angouleme /
          DNF French GP (Voiturette) / DNF Albi (Voiturette)


driver

Roberto Antonio Lozzano/Lozano (RA)
 
1934: 6 Rio de Janeiro GP
1935: DNF Rio de Janeiro GP


Raffaelo Luchini ( )
 
1931: DN#ACoppa Ciano (1100cc)


Luigi Luciani
 
1928: 9 Tunis GP


A. Ludig ( )
 
1930: DNC Eifel GP


Carl F Lühr (N)
* 16 Jan 1901
† 6 Mar 1991
?
?
 
1934: DNF Norwegian GP (Ice race)
1935: ? Norwegian GP (Ice race)


Otto Lukáš ( )
 
1930: DNA Czech (Voiturette)
1931: DNF Czech GP (Voiturette)


Aristide Lumachi ( )
 
1930: DNF French GP


Giovanni Lumachi ( )
 
1931: 2 Geneva GP / 6 Marne GP / DNA Coppa Ciano (1100cc) / 2 Brignoles GP


J. Lumachi ( )
 
1930: 2 Saint Raphaël GP / DNA Dieppe GP ? / 3 Dauphiné Circuit /


Karl Einar Lundborg (S)
* 11 Oct 1892
† 31 Mar 1946
Eskilstuna
Eskilstuna
Furniture retailer. Died by an accident in 1946.
(Info supplied by Håkan Gelin)
 
1933: Swedish Winter GP (Ice race)


Dario Lunghi (I)
From Siena.
 
1930: DNC Coppa Ciano (1100cc)


driver

Comte di Calvenzano, Don Giovanni "Johnny" Lurani - Cernuschi (I)
* 19 Dec 1905
† 17 Jan 1995
Cernusco Lombardone, near Milano (Milan)
Milano (Milan)
A very interesting all-round character on the international racing scene between 1925 and 1965, Count Lurani held a degree in engineering from the Milan Polytechnic and was an amateur driver, record breaker on his own built cars, a respected writer and journalist, magazine editor, team manager, race organizer and high official in national and international bodies of the motorsports (motorcycle also). Started racing on a Salmson in 1926, switching to a Derby for 1927. He then successfully raced Alfa-Romeo 1500 sportscars from 1928 to 1932, mainly in hill-climbs. He switched to Maserati in 1933, purchasing the very first 1.5L Maserati 4C sport. In 1934 he raced Voiturettes for Scuderia Subalpina and was practically unbeatable in hillclimb 1.5L class in 1934/35. Off to the Ethiopian war, he sold his Maserati - eventually raced by Marazza - and upon return he founded Scuderia Ambrosiana entering Maseratis in Voiturette racing. Lurani was a Mille Miglia specialist winning his class in 1933 (works MG), 1948 (Healey Sedan) and 1952 (Porsche). Class winner at Le Mans in 1951. After the war, he was instrumental in the rebirth of racing in Italy and internationally, acting as a sort of Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Italian government body of the sport and becoming a member of FIA. He proposed the GT logo and regulations and organised the first GT race in 1949. He also was the main "promotor" for Formula Junior, persuadeing FIA to make it a internationalclass in 1959. In 1947/48, he managed Scuderia Ambrosiana in Formula A with Ascari and Villoresi as drivers, also helped British drivers to get around restrictions on imports, racing their cars under the Scuderia banner. He designed his own record-breaking cars, the Nibbio I to V powered by motorcycle Guzzi engines, that broke many short distance records for the 350 and 500 cc classes between 1935 and 1960. He became publisher of the illustrious Auto Italiana magazine contributing all his life with articles. He was also active in historical racing.
(Info supplied by Alessandro Silva)
 
1931: 6* Italian GP / 5 (heat) Geneva GP (Voiturette)
1932: 1 Eibsee (Ice race 1500cc)
1934: 5 (heat) Biella GP
1935: 5 (heat ) Biella GP / DNA Swiss GP (Voiturette)
1937: 8 Turin GP (Voiturette) / 9 Napels (Voiturette) / 1 Circuito dell'Agro Pontino / 2 Targa Florio (Voiturette) /
          5 Genua GP (Voiturette) / 11 Milan (Voiturette) / DNF San Remo (Voiturette) /
          3 Campione D'Italia (Voiturette) / 3 Rand GP (handicap)
1938: DNA Cork (Voiturette) / 3 / 8 Tripoli (Voiturette / GP) / DNF Targa Florio (Voiturette)
1939: DNS Tripoli (Voiturette)


Giuseppe Lusiardi (I)
 
1928: DNF Coppa Montenero

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