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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.
Short biographies of drivers with BLUE background, will come up in due time. If you have any information about any driver with GREEN background, please contact me!


driver

Gheorghe (Georges) Nadu (RO)
Winner of the sports class at the 1931 Lwow GP.
 
1933: DNF Lwow GP


Namon ( )
 
1929: 3 Marne GP (1100cc)


Namont ( )
 
1930: 1 Picardie (1100cc)


Jules Nandillon ( )
 
1928: DNF Marne GP
1929: DNA French GP
1930: DNF Picardie GP


Lillo Napoli (I)
 
1933: DNF Targa Florio


Nappo ( )
 
1935: DNA Cosenza GP


Enrico Nardi (I)
* ?
† 23 Aug 1966
?
?
 
1937: DNF Genua GP (Voiturette)


driver

Per Näs (S)
* 18 Jun 1897
† 2 Oct 1979
Frösön, Jämtland
Stockholm
(Info supplied by Håkan Gelin)
 
1931: ? Swedish Winter GP (Ice race)
1932: 6 Swedish Winter GP (Ice race)
1933: DNF Swedish Winter GP (Ice race)


Arthur Nascimento Jr. (BR)
* 18 May 1902
† 16 Jul 1945
?
?
 
1936: DNF Rio de Janeiro GP / 6 São Paulo GP
1937: 7 Rio de Janeiro GP
1938: 1 Circuito de Gávea / 4 Rio de Janeiro GP
1939: DNF Circuito de Gávea


driver

Richard Grainger Jeune "Dick" Nash (GB)
* 7 Jan 1910
† 17 Dec 1966
Celbridge, Kildare, Ireland
Weybridge, Surrey
(Info supplied by Adam Ferrington)
 
1933: DNA Mountain


Gualtiero Natali (I)
From Milan.
 
1929: DNA Alessandria GP / DNF Mugello Circuit (Voiturette)


Navarro ( )
 
1930: DNF Comminges GP


driver

Edmond Nebout ( )
 
1931: DNA Vaucluse Circuit / DNA Dieppe GP (Voiturette) / 7 La Baule GP


driver

Charles Minto Needham (GB)
* 9 Apr 1903
† 14 Jul 1984
Sale, Cheshire
Menai Bridge, Anglesey, Wales
(Info supplied by Adam Ferrington)
 
1933: DNA Mannin Moar


Filippo Negri (I)
 
1928: DNF Marne GP


Antonio Negro (I)
Raced a Maserati 6CM for Scuderia Sabauda,
 
1938: DNF Pau GP / DNF Napels (Voiturette) / DNF Milan (Voiturette)


driver

Nikolai Nenonen (FIN)
 
1931: DNA Swedish Winter GP (Ice race)
1932: DNF Swedish Winter GP (Ice race) / DNF Finnish GP


Arrigo Nenzioni ( )
 
1930: DNA Rome GP


Cleto Nenzioni (I)
 
1928: 2 Tripoli GP / DNF Pozzo Circuit / 6 Alessandria GP / DNF Targa Florio / DNF Coppa Messina /
          DNF Coppa Etna / DNF Rome GP / DNF Cremona Circuit / DNF European GP
1929: 3 Tripoli GP (Voiturette) / DNF Alessandria GP / 3 Rome GP (2000cc) / 3 Pozzo Circuit /
          DNF Mugello Circuit (2000cc) / DNF Monza GP / DNA Cremona Circuit
1930: 4 (heat)/DNF Tripoli (Voiturette) / ? Alessandria GP / DNA Targa Florio / DNF Rome GP / DNA Marne GP


Gian Pietro/Gianpietro Nenzioni (I)
 
1928: DNF Alessandria GP
1929: 6 Tripoli GP / DNF Alessandria GP / 4 Pozzo Circuit / DNA Cremona Circuit
1930: ? Alessandria GP


Luigi Nespoli ( )
 
1937: 7 Genua GP (Voiturette)


driver

Prince Nicholas (Nicolae) (RO)
* 5/18 Aug 1903
† 9 Jun 1978
Peles Castle
Madrid, Spain
Nicolae de România; also known, after 1937, as Nicolae Brana. was the second son of King Ferdinand and Queen Marie of Romania. Raced in the 1933 and 1935 LeMans 24h with a Dusenberg.
 
1932: DNA Dieppe GP
1933: DNA French GP


Ian Harold Marcus "Fatty" Nickols (GB)
* 22 Apr 1916
† 17 Sep 1981
Wetherby, Yorkshire
Westminster, London
Eton student. Production engineer became motoring writer postwar. lived at Oxted Mill, Oxted, Surrey. His Birth Certificate says Nichols, but he always raced as Nickols, and that is what his Death Certificate and Probate says too.
(Info supplied by Adam Ferrington)
 
1938: ? JCC 200 (Voiturette + GP)
1939: DNA/DNS Brooklands Road Championship / DNF Nuffield Trophy (Voiturette)


Nicole ( )
 
1929: DNF Comminges GP (Voiturette)


Pietro/Paolo Nicolotti (I)
 
1930: 8 Rome GP
1933: 8 (heat) Bordino GP


Guido Ninive (I)
 
1937: DNF Targa Florio (Voiturette)


Gustaf Vilhelm "Gurra" Nordenswahn (S)
* 26 Oct 1890
† 7 Jun 1967
Stockholm
Stockholm
Engineer and motor journalist, who took part in the 1931 Swedish GP with an front engined Tracta mostly for study purposes.
(Info supplied by Håkan Gelin)
 
1931: DNF Swedish Winter GP (Ice race)


Norton ( )
 
1928: DNF Tunis GP


Novak ( )
 
1928: DNF Tunis GP


driver

Tazio Giorgio Nuvolari (I)
* 16 Nov 1892
† 11 Aug 1953
Castel d´Ario, Mántova (Mantua)
Mántova (Mantua)
Tazio Nuvolari was born on 16 November 1892 at Castel d´Ario, a village near Mantua in Northern Italy. Nuvolari was a man that really lived for racing. Neither bad equipment nor wounds from his uncountable crashes could keep him from driving flat out. Known to the Italians fans as the "Flying Mantuan" or the "Great Little Man", Nuvolari was just 160 cm tall and he soon found out that he did not have the muscular strength to force the cars around the corners with the steering wheel. So instead he developed a technique where he put his car into a four wheel slide and then controlled the slide with the trottle.
Nuvolari was known for his busy driving style. His head was close to the steering wheel, his arms were constantly working with his elbows going up and down like pistons and when inspired he was unable to sit still but instead seemed to jump up and down in his seat. Early on he developed his personal "uniform", blue trousers and a yellow jersey with the letters "TN" on the left breast and a tortoise brooch pinned on to it. It is ironical that the fastest driver in the world had selected the tortoise as his mascot, it was sometimes also painted on the car. Money did not mean that much to Nuvolari who lived in a fairly modest way. He did however have his own airplane. Nuvolari was also a very keen photographer, and he was often seen walking around in the pits with his camera.
In 1920 he began racing motorcycles and turned to cars in 1927.
Nuvolari's last race was at Monte Pellegrino, on 15 April 1950, and he won his class with a 1500cc Cisitalia. Nuvolari died at home 11th August 1953. His last wish was to be buried in his "racing uniform" with helmet, yellow jersey and blue trousers.

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See also the official site
 
1928: 1 Tripoli GP / 1 Pozzo Circuit / 1 Alessandria GP / DNF Targa Florio / 4 Coppa Messina /
          DNF Coppa Etna / DNF Rome GP / 2 Cremona Circuit / 4 Coppa Acerbo / 2 Coppa Montenero /
          3 European GP
1929: 3 Tripoli GP / DNA Alessandria GP / DNF Rome GP (2000cc) / DNA Pozzo Circuit /
          9 Mugello Circuit (2000cc) / 2 Coppa Ciano / 2 Monza GP (Voiturette) / DNF Cremona Circuit (Voiturette)
1930: DNF Alessandria GP / 5 Targa Florio / DNF Rome GP / DNF Coppa Ciano / 5 Coppa Acerbo /
          1 (rep)/DNF Monza GP / 4*/ DNF Czech GP / DNA San Sebastian GP
1931: DNA Monaco GP / DNF Alessandria GP / 1 Targa Florio / 1*/DNF* Italian GP / 5 (heat)/DNF Rome GP /
          11* French GP / 2* Belgian GP / 4 German GP / 1 Coppa Ciano / DNA AVUS GP / 3 Coppa Acerbo /
          4*/DNF Monza GP / DNF/DNF* Czech GP
1932: 1 Monaco GP / 1 Targa Florio / DNA AVUS GP / 1 Italian GP / 1 French GP / 2 German GP /
          1 Circuito di Avellino (sports car) 1 Coppa Ciano / 1 Coppa Acerbo / 3 Czech GP / 3 Monza GP /
          2 Marseille GP
1933: 1 Tunis GP / DSQ Monaco GP / 1 Bordino GP / 2 Tripoli GP / 3* AVUS GP / 1 Eifel GP / 1 Nimes GP /
          DNF/DNF French GP / 5 Penya Rhin GP / DNF Marne GP / 1 Belgian GP / 1 Coppa Ciano / 1 Nice GP /
          2 Coppa Acerbo / DNA Comminges GP / DNF Marseille GP / 2 Italian GP / DNS Monza GP /
          DNA Czech GP / DNF Spanish GP
1934: 5 Monaco GP / DNF Bordino GP / DNS Tripoli GP / 5 AVUS GP / DNF Eifel GP / DNF Penya Rhin GP /
          DNF French GP / DNF Marne GP / 4 German GP / 3 Coppa Ciano / 2 Coppa Acerbo / DNF Nice GP /
          DNF Swiss GP / DNF Biella GP / 4 Italian GP / 3 Spanish GP / 3 Czech GP / 1 Modena GP /
          1 Napels GP
1935: 1 Pau GP / DNF* Monaco GP / DNF Tunis GP / 4 Tripoli GP / 1 Bergamo GP / 6 (heat) AVUS GP /
          1 Biella GP / DNF French GP / 3 Penya Rhin GP / 1 Turin GP / 1 German GP / 1 Coppa Ciano /
          DNF Coppa Acerbo / 1 Nice GP / 5 Swiss GP / DNF/2* Italian GP / 1 Modena GP / DNF Spanish GP /
          2 Czech GP
1936: DNA Pau GP / 4 Monaco GP / 8 Tripoli GP / DNA Tunis GP / 1 Penya Rhin GP / 2 Eifel GP /
          1 Hungarian GP / 1 Milan GP / DNF German GP / DNF/1* DNF Coppa Ciano / DNF Coppa Acerbo /
          DNF Swiss GP / 2 Italian GP / 1 Modena GP / 1 Vanderbilt Cup
1937: DNS Turin GP / DNF Tripoli GP / DNA AVUS GP / 5 Eifel GP / 1 Milan GP / DNF/5* Vanderbilt Cup /
          4 German GP / DNA Monaco GP / DNF* Coppa Acerbo / 5*/7* Swiss GP / 7* Italian GP / 5 Czech GP
1938: DNS Pau GP / DNA Cork GP / 4*/DNF German GP / DNF Coppa Acerbo / 9 Swiss GP / 1 Italian GP /
          1 Donington GP
1939: 2 Eifel GP / DNF Belgian GP / DNF French GP / DNF German GP / 5 Swiss GP / 1 Belgrad GP
1940: DNS Tripoli (Voiturette)


Bruno Nyström (FIN)
 
1934: DNS Finnish GP


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