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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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José Sabata ( )
 
1932: 3 Pascua GP / 2 Anis de Mono


Sabbag ( )
 
1930: DNF Picardie (Voiturette)


driver

"Sabipa"/"Jean Sabipa" (Louis Marie Paul Charavel) (F)
* 31 Aug 1890
† 11 Sep 1980
Saint Germain du Puch, Gironde
Neuilly sur Seine
Charavel started racing in 1920 in a Weler cycle car. In 1921 he bought a Bugatti T22 Brescia which he raced for the next four years in minor events. In 1925 he won the 1500 class in the 12-hour touring car GP at San Sebastian. In 1926 he became a works driver for Bugatti. Charavel acquired his pseudonym of Sabipa when in response to a journalist's question he answered in provincial dialect "Sabe pas" (I don't know).
(Info supplied by Hans Etzrodt)
 
1926: DNA Spanish GP / 1 Italian GP
1927: DNF Targa Florio (1500cc) / DNA San Sebastian GP / 2 Boulogne GP
1928: DNA Antibes GP / ? (heat) Grand Prix Bugatti
1930: 2 Dieppe (2000cc) / DNF French GP


driver

Tommaso Saccomani (I)
From Verona.
 
1926: 2 Pozzo Circuit (1500cc)
1927: 2c/6 Pozzo Circuit (1100cc) / DNA Alessandria GP / DNA Savio Circuit / DNF Coppa Perugina (1100cc) /
          DNA Bologna Circuit
1928: 8 Pozzo Circuit / DNF Mugello Circuit / DNA Rome GP / 4 Cremona Circuit / 5 Coppa Acerbo


Hubert Sachel ( )
 
1931: DNF Lwow GP


Mario Saetti ( )
 
1926: 5 Coppa Montenero (1100cc)
1927: DNA Alessandria GP / DNF Savio Circuit (1500cc)


A Sagristá ( )
 
1932: DNA Anis de Mono


Karl Sailer (D)
* 11 Jun 1897 Essingen - † ?
 
1924: DNF San Sebastian GP
1925: DNF Solitude GP (2000cc)


Denis Saint-Geneis (F)
 
1931: 5 Casablanca GP (Voiturette)


Saint-Jean ( )
 
1934: DNF Albi (Voiturette)


Carlo Salamano (I)
* 1890?
† 19 Jan 1969
Vercelli
Torino
Salamano was a Fiat test driver. At the 1922 Monza Voiturette Grand Prix, Fiat entered four type 803 racecars which finished with Bordino ahead of Giaccone, Lampiano and Salamano. At the 1923 French Grand Prix Salamano was part of the 3-car Fiat team where all three type 805 Fiats retired with engine trouble. But at Monza Salamano in one of the 805 Fiats with a new Roots-type supercharger won the European Grand Prix from his teammate Nazzaro and Murphy's Miller. Later at the Brooklands JCC 200, Salamano in the Fiat 803 racecar dueled with Campbell's 1500 Talbot but both cars blew up.
(Info supplied by Hans Etzrodt)
 
1924: DNA Targa Florio (1500cc)
1927: DNA European GP / DNA British GP


driver

Mlle Colette Salomon (F)
 
1927: DNS ACF Free For All


Assuero Saltamerenda ( )
 
1926: DNA Alessandria GP (1500cc)


Giovanni Salvati ( )
 
1932: DNA Coppa Ciano


Salvatucci ( )
 
1931: DNA Coppa Acerbo


"Sam" ( )
 
1926: DNA Coppa Acerbo (1500cc)


driver

Vasco Santiago Ribeiro Pereira do Sameiro (P)
* 3 Mar 1906
† 27 Jun 2001
Rossas, Viera do Minho
Braga
Sameiro started his career in at the early 30s, and established himself as the best Portuguese driver of the pre war era by scoring several victories in international races. At the wheel of a semi-works Alfa Romeo 8C, took the second place in the 1933 Barcelona Grand Prix and in 1937, he finshed fourth at the Gávea circuit in Brazil, just behind the Auto Union and Ferrari works entries. To his fans Sameiro became known as "O Rei de Villa Real" ("The King of Villa Real") after five wins on this well-known racetrack. After the war he was quite successful racing various sports Ferraris in Portuguese national and international events. After a serious crash in practice for 1955 sports car Portuguese GP at Oporto that he decided to retire from racing (see also Casimiro de Oliveira.)
(Info supplied by Mihai Dumitru & Wolfgang Kaese)
 
1933: 2 Penya Rhin GP
1934: DNF Mannin Moar
1936: 1 Vila Real
1937: 4 Rio de Janeiro GP / 1 Vila Real / DNA Estoril


C. Samud ( )
 
1928: 2 (heat) Saint Raphaël / 3 Riviera Circuit (1100cc) / DNA Antibes GP


driver

Sir Francis Henry Bernhard Samuelson 4th Baronet (GB)
* 22 Feb 1890
† 8 Jan 1981
Darlington, Co. Durham
Herstmonceux, East Sussex
Educated at Eton and Cambridge. Serving with the Yorkshire Hussars in Egypt/Palestine.
(Info supplied by Adam Ferrington)
 
1926: 2 Boulogne GP (750cc)
1931: 5 German GP (1100cc)


Andrea Sanchi ( )
 
1926: DNA Pozzo Circuit


Domenico Sancricca ( )
 
1927: 4 Coppa Perugina (1100cc)


Gino de Sanctis ( )
 
1936: 11 Coppa Ciano (Voiturette)


driver

Claudio San Donnino/Sandonnino (I)
From Modena. Formerly Sandonnini before name change.
 
1924: 17 Targa Florio (3000cc)
1925: DNA Mugello Circuit (1500cc) / 1 Coppa Acerbo (900cc)
1926: 6 Targa Florio (1100cc) / DNA Coppa Acerbo (1100cc)


driver

Guglielmo Sandri (I)
* 26 Jan 1906
† Aug 1961
?
?
Sandri was a prominent Guzzi motorcycle racer from Bologna. He tried his hand very sporadically at car racing both before and after the war.
 
1929: 2 Antibes GP (Voiturette) / DNF Monaco GP / DNA Alessandria GP / DNA Pozzo Circuit /
          DNA Mugello Circuit (Voiturette) / DNS Coppa Ciano
1930: DNA Marne (Voiturette)
1934: DNF AVUS (Voiturette) / DNS Eifel (Voiturette) / 6 Modena GP


Alfonso Sandrolino ( )
 
1935: DSQ Modena GP (Voiturette)


Adolfo Sansoni ( )
 
1927: 1c/5 Savio Circuit (1500cc) / DNF Coppa Perugina (1500cc) / 5c/7 Rome GP (2000cc) / 4 Bologna Circuit /
          DNF Garda Circuit (1500cc)


Joaquim Sant'Anna (BR)
 
1934: DNF Rio de Janeiro GP
1935: DNF Rio de Janeiro GP
1936: DNS Rio de Janeiro GP
1937: DNS? Rio de Janeiro GP


Giovanni Santapaola (I)
 
1928: DNF Coppa Etna


driver

José Santiago (BR)
 
1934: DNF Rio de Janeiro GP
1935: DNF Rio de Janeiro GP
1937: DNF Rio de Janeiro GP


Hans Santner (D)
 
1926: 4 German GP (2000cc)


Ettore Santoleri (I)
From Milano (Milan).
 
1925: DNF Italian GP (1500cc)
1926: DNA Rome GP


Renato Miranda (dos) Santos (BR)
 
1935: 4 Rio de Janeiro GP


José dos Santos Soeiro (BR)
 
1934: DNF Rio de Janeiro GP
1939: 5 Circuito de Gávea
1940: DNF Circuito de Gávea
1941: ? Rio de Janeiro GP

      Sarmento - SEE: Moraes Sarmento

Armando Sartorelli (BR)
 
1934: DNF Rio de Janeiro GP
1935: DNF Rio de Janeiro GP
1936: DNF Rio de Janeiro GP / DNF São Paulo GP
1941: DNF Rio de Janeiro GP


Francesco Sartorelli ( )
 
1932: DNF Targa Florio


driver

Arrigo Sartorio ( )
* 1901
† 1976
?
?
 
1925: DNF Garda Circuit (1100cc)
1926: DNF Ligure-Piemontese Circuit (1100cc) 1929: 4 Alessandria GP / DNA Pozzo Circuit /
          12 Mugello Circuit (1100cc) / DNA Coppa Ciano (1100cc) /
          2 Cremona Circuit (1100cc)
1930: 6 Alessandria GP / DNC Rome GP / DNF Coppa Ciano / 8 Coppa Acerbo / 3 (rep) Monza GP /
          7* San Sebastian GP
1933: DNA Spanish GP


driver

Filippo Sartorio ( )
 
1924: DNC Cremona Circuit (1100cc)
1925: 3 Alessandria GP (1100cc)
1926: DNF Alessandria GP (1100cc) / DNF Coppa Montenero (1100cc) / ? Ligure-Piemontese Circuit
1927: DNA Garda Circuit
1928: DNA Pozzo Circuit / DNF Cremona Circuit
1929: DNF Alessandria GP (1100cc) / DNF Rome GP (Voiturette) / DNA Mugello Circuit (1100cc) / DNF Coppa Ciano /
          1 Cremona Circuit (1100cc)
1930: 9 Alessandria GP / DNS Rome GP / DNA Coppa Ciano / DNF Coppa Acerbo / 7* San Sebastian GP


Nicola Sarubbi (I)
 
1937: 6* Napels GP


driver

Rudolf Sauerwein (D)
* 1901
† 5 Jun 1956
?
Bad Homburg
Died during a race at Bad Homburg 1956.
 
1930: DNF Eifel GP


Raymond dÉstrée de Saugé (F)
* ?
† ca 1990
?
?
 
1934: DNS Eifel (Voiturette) / 4 Albi (Voiturette)
1935: 6 Orleans (Voiturette) / 9 Frontières GP / DNA Lorraine GP / DNS Albi (Voiturette)


Camillo Savelli ( )
 
1930: DNC Coppa Ciano (1100cc)
1931: DNF Coppa Ciano (1100cc)
1932: DNA Coppa Ciano (Cyclecar)


Giuseppe Savi ( )
 
1931: 2 (heat)/DNC Rome GP (2000cc)
1932: 5 Rome GP (2000cc) / DNA Monza GP


Raymond Savon ()
Entered the same Bugatti T37 (#37105) to GP de Provence at Miramas as Robert Savon. Raymond did not start.
 
1926: DNA Provence GP (1500cc)


Robert Savon ( )
 
1925: DNF Provence GP (1500cc)
1926: DNF Provence GP (heat)


Savora ( )
 
1930: DNF Dauphiné (Voiturette)


Vasco Sbraci (I)
From Florence.
 
1924: DNF Mugello Circuit (1500cc)
1925: DNA Savio Circuit (1500cc) / DNA Coppa Perugina (1500cc) / 6 Mugello Circuit (1500cc)
1926: DNF Coppa Perugina (1500cc)


Gianni Scalabrini ( )
 
1927: DNF Pozzo Circuit (1100cc)


driver

Jack Scales ( )
 
1921: DNF Garda Circuit (1500cc)


Angelo Scalmana ( )
 
1931: DNA/DNS Alessandria GP (1100cc)


Elia Scampini (I)
From Gallarate in the Province of Varese.
 
1929: DNA Coppa Ciano (1100cc)


Luigi Scarfiotti (I)
* 30 Apr 1891
† 1974
Torino
Porto Recanati, province of Macerata
(Info supplied by Alessandro Silva)
 
1925: 5 Garda Circuit (1500cc)


Gino Scarnera (I)
 
1934: DNF (heat) Bordino GP


driver

Joseph Charles Georges "José" Scaron (B/F)
* 19 Apr 1895
† 17 Jul 1975
Laeken, Brussels
Neuilly-sur-Seine, Île-de-France
Scaron was a very talanted Voiturette and sports car driver, whose career spanning 30 years. Born in Belgium Scaron enlisted in the French army in 1914 and thus became a French citizen. He started his racing career in 1922 crashing his Amilcar. He became an agent for Amilcar at Le Havre and and continued to race the mark for then next 11 years. He won at La Baule in 1927 following it up with wictories at La Baule, Reims and boulogne in 1928. For 1929 he beacme Amilcar's head driver dominating the 110cc class in 1929 and 1930 achieving several victories. With the car getting uncompetive Scaron left Amilcar for the 1934 season and instead raced private Alfa Romeo Monza's and Bugattis in monor events. In 1938 he became involved with Amédée Gordini, racing Simca Gordini sports cars both before and after the war finishing third in the 1949 French GP. After Le Mans 1952, Scaron retired from racing and continued as a businessman in Le Havre. For his achievements he recieved the Legion of Honour in 1954.
 
1927: 1c/8 La Baule GP (touring)
1928: 4 Marne GP / 4 La Baule GP
1929: 1 Antibes GP (1100cc) / 1 Lyon GP (1100cc) / DNA Marne GP (1100cc) / 1 Dieppe GP (1100cc) /
          2 Comminges GP (1100cc) / 1 La Baule GP (1100cc) / 1 Tunis GP (1100cc)
1930: DNF Oran (1100cc) / DNF Lyon (1100cc) / DNF Marne (Voiturette) / 1 Comminges (1100cc) /
          2 Monza (1100cc) / DNA French (Voiturette)
1931: 3 Tunis GP (Voiturette) / 1 Casablanca GP (Voiturette) / 1 (heat)/DNF Rome GP (1100cc) /
          3 German GP (1100cc) / DNF Dieppe GP (Voiturette) / 1 Monza GP (1100cc) / 4 La Baule GP
1932: 4 Tunis GP (Voiturette) / DNA Rome GP / 1 Oran GP (Cyclecar) / 1 Provence Trophy (1100cc) /
          3 Casablanca GP (Voiturette) / DNF Lorraine GP (1100cc) / 7 German GP (Voiturette) /
          DNF Dieppe GP (2000cc) / DNA La Baule GP / DNF Antibes GP (Voiturette)
1933: DNA Dieppe GP / DNF La Baule GP (Voiturette)
1934: 6 Vichy GP / 6 Dieppe GP / DNA Comminges GP


Hans Joachim Schaede (D)
 
1925: DNF Solitude GP (1500cc)


Per-Olof Schauman (FIN)
 
1936: 6 Finnish GP


Wilhelm Eugen Georg Konstantin Maximilian "Max" Prinz zu Schaumburg-Lippe (D)
* 28 Mar 1898
† 4 Feb 1974
Wels, Austria
Salzburg, Austria
 
1925: 4 Taunus GP (1500cc)
1926: 3 German GP (2000cc)


driver

Mme. Lucy O'Reilly Schell (USA)
* 26 Oct 1896
† 8 Jun 1952
Paris, France
Monte Carlo, Monaco
Lucy O'Reilly was the daughter of an American multi-millionare of Irish origin. As the only child she was used to get anything she wanted. On a trip in Europe after the First World War she met Laury Schell, a race-crazy American, who had lived in France since his early youth. They got married and settled down in France and their son Harry was born in 1921. (He would become a well-known F1 driver in the 1950s.) Lucy and Laury soon became familiar names in rally events. With her father paying the bills Lucy demanded and got the best equipment available and in 1934 the name Delahaye started to appear in the results lists of motor sports events.
But Lucy had greater plans. Delahaye was developing a new car series, the type 135, and Lucy wanted a special racing variant to be built, the 135 Compétition Spéciale or 135 CS. In the end Lucy owned six 135CS. Drivers included Laurie Schell, René le Bègue, Joseph Paul and later also René Carrière and René Dreyfus. By now Lucy had taken over the multi-million property as her father had died and nothing could stop her. She asked Delahaye to built a hybrid car for both Grand Prix and sportscar racing, the Delahaye 145. With that Lucy Schell's "Ecurie Bleue" team with René Dreyfus as driver won the 1938 Pau and Cork GPs. Ecurie Bleue changed to Maseratis. Laury Schell died in an accident in 1939 where Lucy was injured. Lucy took the Maseratis to Indianapolis 1940 where they were to be raced by Dreyfus and Le Bègue.
 
1927: 3c/12 La Baule GP (touring)
1928: DNF Marne GP / 8 La Baule GP
1929: DNA Marne GP (Voiturette) / DNF La Baule GP (Voiturette)
1932: DNC La Baule GP / DNS Antibes GP


driver

Selim Lawrence "Laury" Schell (USA)
* 29 Oct 1895
† 16 Oct 1939
Geneva, Switzerland
Sens, Yonne, France
American, born in Geneva, Switzerland. Patron of the "Ecurie Bleue" semi-works Delahaye team. Married to multi-millioneer Lucy O'Reilly. Father to Formula 1 driver Harry Schell. Died in a car accident in Paris 1939.
 
1936: 12* Donington GP
1937: 1 Coupe de Prince Rainier (sports car)
1938: DNA Cork GP / DNF/DNS? Tripoli


driver

Helmut Schellenberg (D)
* 30 Jun 1911
† 3 Jan 2002
Dresden
?
Helmut Schellenberg's father was the owner a steelwire factory . Helmut started off racing Amilcars in1930 attendig German taces and hill climbs. Successes included victories at Ostmärkisches Straßendreieck Frankfurt/Oder Hohensteinbergrennen, Lückendorfrennen at Zittau ad a class victory at Sachsenring 1933. Eventually in early 1933 he got the money saved to buy a used Bugatti T37A (ex Gilka Botzow). With that car he was 2nd at Kolberg 1933 and in 1934 he was 4th at Kesselberg 1934 tooka victory at Riesengebirgsrennen Oberscheiberau and a 3rd at Großer Bergpreis at Freiburg. He contiued racing as private driver in 1935 with fellow Dresden drivers Willy Seibel, Emil Rothmann, Hans Lewand and Adolf Brudes. However with the Bugatti turning uncompetive and unable to buy better equipment Schellenberg decided to quit racing. After the war he built up a successful wire factory at Sinsheim/Steinsfurt near Heidelberg. Still being a Bugatti enthusiast he managed to find a T37 and later an T35C (ex-Prince Lobkowitz), restored them and and took part in historic events. Both cars are at the Technology Museum in Sinsheim. See also the official site (in German).
(Info supplied by Ralph Reinold)
 
1934: DNF Czech GP (Voiturette)


Ottavio Schermi (I)
From Catania, Sicily.
 
1928: 5 Coppa Etna
1929: DNA Targa Florio


driver

Cesare Schieppati (I)
† 15 Dec 1942.
 
1924: DNA Coppa Acerbo (2000cc)


Emile Schiffelers (B)
* ~1890
† ?
Liège
?
Born in Liège around 1890, Dentist, He got married in 1922 and was still living in Liège in the 1920's. He then moved to Brussels in the 30's. He drove a Sport car Ford in various events from 1930 to 1934. He entered a 2-litre Bugatti at Nancy 1935. In May 1938 he took part in the Anvers Grand Prix, an International Sport car race, under the name "E. Miller".
(Info supplied by Marc Ceulemans)
 
1935: DNA Lorraine GP


Paolo Schininà (I)
From Ragusa, Sicily.
 
1925: DNF Coppa Etna (>3000cc)


Egone Schironi ( )
 
1927: DNF Pozzo Circuit (1100cc)


driver

Peter Georg Schlegel (D)
 
1925: DNA Eifel GP


Otto Schlicht (D)
From München (Munich).
 
1934: DNS Eifel (Voiturette)


Adolf Schlumberger ( )
 
1930: DNA Saint Raphaël (1100cc) / DNF Comminges (1100cc)
1931: DNF Casablanca GP (Voiturette) / 5* French GP


Robert Schlumberger ( )
 
1931: DNA German GP (1100cc)


driver

Florian Schmidt ("Dimsch") (CS)
* 1903
† ?
?
?
Florian Schmidt Junior was the son of a textile manufacturer in Jägersdorf, Czechoslovakia but lived in Austria. He drove under the pseudonym 'Dimsch' during 1928 with a Bugatti T40, a 4-cylinder 1.5-liter sports car with T37 engine. In 1929 he purchased a new 1.1-liter 6-cylinder supercharged Amilcar. He drove primarily at montain climb events. In 1931 he added a 1.5-liter Bugatti T37A in which he won his class at the Masaryk Circuit, which was to be his greatest success. From 1932 on he teamed up with Bruno Sojka who had an older Bugatti T37A. In 1934 the team purchased from the Molsheim factory a 1.5-liter 8-cylinder twin-cam supercharged Bugatti T51A, formerly owned by Pierre Veyron. Schmidt entered in the Eifelrennen where he placed second behind Castelbarco's 1.5-liter Maserati but beat Burggaller in another T51A. Due to commitments with his work, Schmidt limited his driving to very few races but he entered at mountain climbs, like the Ecce Homo Race in 1938.
(Info supplied by Hans Etzrodt)
 
1930: DNA Czech (Voiturette)
1931: 1 Czech GP (Voiturette)
1932: DNF Eifel GP (Voiturette) / DNS Lwow GP / DNA Czech GP (Voiturette)
1934: 2 Eifel (Voiturette) / DNF Czech GP (Voiturette)
1935: DNF Frontières GP / DNA Eifel (Voiturette) / DNA Czech GP (Voiturette)
1937: ? Czech GP (Voiturette)


Jakob Scholl (D)
 
1924: 16 Targa Florio (1500cc)
1926: 2 German GP (1500cc) / DNS Solitude GP (1500cc)


Emil? Schulz (D)
 
1925: DNF Eifel GP (2000cc)


driver

Frau Mathilde Schulz ( )
 
1931: DNF Eifel GP
1932: DNA Eifel GP (Voiturette)
1933: ? Eifel (Voiturette)


Vincenzo Sciandra ( )
 
1932: DNS Targa Florio
1937: 5 Targa Florio (Voiturette)


Giovanni Scianna (I)
 
1928: DNF Targa Florio / 6 Coppa Etna


Arnaldo Sciutti (I)
 
1934: DNF Coppa Ciano / DNA Modena GP


driver

William Berkley "Bomber" Scott (GB)
* 19 Nov 1904
† 5 Aug 1981
Kasr-el-Nil, Cairo, Egypt
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
(Info supplied by Adam Ferrington)
 
1927: DNF British GP / DNF JCC 200
1931: DNF French GP
1932: DNA Empire Trophy (2000cc)


driver

Denis Henry Scribbans (GB)
* 26 Jan 1909
† 31 Oct 1990
Streetley, Staffordshire
Grouville, Jersey, Channel Islands
Bought a new ERA-B in 1936. Raced it during the 1937 season and sold the car to Ansell in 1938.
 
1936: DNF JCC 200 (Voiturette) / DNF* Donington GP / 8 Mountain
1937: 5 (heat) Coronation Trophy (Voiturette) / 4 Campbell Trophy / 2 Campbell Trophy (Voiturette)


Salvatore Scuderi (I)
 
1929: DNA Coppa Ciano From Catania, Sicily.


Julio de Ségovia Wefine (E)
Took part in 1924 & 1925 Le Mans 24h. Died in San Sebastian.
 
1925: DNA Provence GP (2000cc)


driver

Sir Henry O'Neal de Hane Segrave (GB)
* 22 Sep 1896
† 13 Jun 1930
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Windermere Lake, Cumberland
 
1924: 5 European GP / 1 San Sebastian GP
1925: 1 Provence GP (1500cc) / 3 Ouverture GP / DNA European GP / DNF French GP
1926: 1 Provence GP (1500cc) / DNA French GP / DNA European GP / DNF Spanish GP / DNF British GP /
          DNA Italian GP / DNF Milan GP / 1 JCC 200 / 2 GP du Salon


driver

Richard John Beattie "Dick" Seaman (GB)
* 4 Feb 1913
† 25 Jun 1939
Aldingbourne, Chichester, West Sussex
Spa, Belgium
 
Click here for full biography.
 
1934: DNF Albi (Voiturette) / 2 Coppa Acerbo (Voiturette 1100cc) / 1 Swiss GP (Voiturette) / 5 Czech GP (Voiturette)
1935: DNA Mannin Moar / DNF Frontières GP / 4 Eifel (Voiturette) / DNF Dieppe (Voiturette) /
          1 Coppa Acerbo (Voiturette) / 1 Swiss GP (Voiturette) / 1 Czech GP (Voiturette)
1936: 1 British Empire Trophy (Handicap) / DNA Monaco (Voiturette) / 1 Isle of Man (Voiturette) /
          DNF Eifel (Voiturette) / DNF Picardie (Voiturette) / DNF/8* German GP / 6 Coppa Ciano (Voiturette) /
          1 Coppa Acerbo (Voiturette) / DNF Coppa Acerbo / 1 Swiss GP (Voiturette) / 1 JCC 200 /
          1* Donington GP
1937: 7 Tripoli GP / 5 AVUS GP / DNF Eifel GP / 2 Vanderbilt Cup / DNF German GP / DNS Monaco GP /
          5* Coppa Acerbo / 4 Italian GP / 4 Czech GP / DNF Donington GP
1938: DNS French GP / 1 German GP / DNA Coppa Ciano / 2 Swiss GP / DNF Italian GP / 3 Donington GP
1939: DNS Pau GP / DNF Eifel GP / DNF Belgian GP / DNA French GP


driver

Wilhelm Sebastian (D)
* 17 Jan 1903
† 30 Oct 1978
Weinheim
Weinheim
Victorious in the 1931 Mille Miglia as Rudi Caracciola's riding mechanic. Mechanic and reserve driver for Auto Union in 1934. Left racing but continued as mechanic for the Auto Union team where his brother Ludwig worked as chief mechanic, first for Rosemeyer, then for Nuvolari.
 
1934: 5 Coppa Acerbo / 7 Italian GP / 7 Czech GP


Guido Sebastiani (I)
 
1931: 6 (heat) Rome GP (2000cc) / 10 Coppa Acerbo
1932: DNF (heat) Rome GP (2000cc)


Oddone Segrazzini ( )
 
1931: DNA Coppa Ciano (1100cc)


driver

Willi Seibel (D)
* 30 Apr 1896
† 1977
Diez
?
Willi Seibel was a private driver from Diez about 40 km north of Wiesbaden. He raced for 12 years with three different cars, all 1.5-liter Bugattis, in the sports and racing category of many contests. To all races he was accompanied by his trusted race- and riding mechanic Karl Michel from Diez. Seibel acquired a T22 Bugatti, which he raced as of 1925 at hill climbs in the sports car category, winning his class on many occasions. He later replaced it with a 4-cyl supercharged T37A. That car was destroyed by fire at the 1928 German GP when he had a high speed crash at the Antoniusbuche on lap lap 7, Seibel receiving serious burns. When he left hospital three months later, Seibel immediately bought a new T37A, which he kept in race worthy condition until his death. Seibel raced this car as either sports car or stripped down as racing car. On three occasions he was able to establish best time of the day, beating larger and stronger cars. Seibel's greatest result was at the 1931 Eifelrennen where he finished fourth overall. But eventually his old car was no longer competitive and Seibel decided to retire from racing after 1936. As graduate of the Düsseldorf and München School of Arts and Crafts, Seibel continued the 300-year tradition of his family of painters. As a well known restorer Seibel was trusted with the renovation of the Limburg cathedral in 1936 and 1956 the castle of Oranienstein in Diez. Seibel helped organize the first postwar races at the Nürburgring, including the 1951 Grand Prix of Germany where he served as Clerk of the Course. He was honorary member of the Bugatti-Club Deutschland and received the highest recognition from the ADAC. Seibel died 80 years old.
(Info supplied by Hans Etzrodt)
 
1931: 4 Eifel GP
1932: 4 AVUS (Voiturette) / 3 Eifel GP (Voiturette) / 8 German GP (Voiturette)
1933: 9 AVUS (Voiturette) / 5 Eifel (Voiturette)
1934: 7 AVUS (Voiturette) / 6 Eifel (Voiturette)
1935: DNF Eifel (Voiturette)
1936: DNF Eifel (Voiturette)


driver

Felix Seifert (D)
* 22 Oct 1886
† 4 Dec 1956.

Neckarsulm
From Neckarsulm in Baden-Württemberg. NSU driver. Winner of the 1912 Argentine Grand Prix. Winner of the 1500cc class of the 1936 Solitude race and of the 1926 Ruselberg-Rennen.
 
1926: 1 Solitude GP (1500cc)
1933: DNF Eifelrennen (cyclecar)


Alan Alfred Selborne (formerly Abraham Solomons) (GB)
* 21 Jun 1902
† 30 Oct 1959.
Limehouse, London
Paddington, London
Born 1902 in Limehouse, London, as Abraham Solomons. Later changed name to Alan Selborne.
 
1936: 12* Donington GP


driver

Robert Marie Georges Sénéchal (F)
* 5 May 1892
† 30 Jul 1985
Rocquencourt, Hauts-de-France
Saint-Ay, Orléans
Sénéchal started racing in 1921 with his 994 cc Sénéchal cycle car, which he built himself. He had a manufacturing agreement with Chenard & Walcker who built his little cars from 1922 to 1925 with the name Sénéchal on the radiator. Sénéchal also drove cars from Chenard & Walcker on occasions. The Frenchman helped as relief driver in the second placed Delage at the 1926 European Grand Prix. Together with Louis Wagner he won the 1926 British Grand Prix in a 1.5-Liter Delage.
(Info supplied by Jean-Charles Colombier / Hans Etzrodt)
 
1926: 2* European GP / 1* British GP
1929: 5 French GP
1930: 1 French (Voiturette) / DNA San Sebastian GP
1931: DNC* Italian GP / DNA Geneva GP (Voiturette)


Jacques Senjacq ( )
 
1927: DNF Marne GP / DNF Milan GP (heat)


driver

Roberto (Umberto) Serboli (I)
* 21 Dec 1891
† 1975
Bagnoro, Arezzo
Brescia
Serboli was a test driver for Isotta Fraschini, an ambassador’s chauffeur in Chile and Spain, a lorry driver during Italy’s conquest of Libya and General Guglielmo Pecori Giraldi’s chauffeur during WW1. In 1924 he commenced building Z.A.R.S motorbikes in Lonato with Andrea Zanchi. He commenced motor racing using Zanchi’s Chiribiri when the latter fell ill before a race he was due to take part in.
(Info supplied by Alessandro Silva & Simon Davis)
 
1924: DNS Garda Circuit (1500cc)
1925: DNF Rome GP (1500cc) / DNA Alessandria GP (1500cc) / DNA Savio Circuit (1500cc) /
          DNA Coppa Perugina (1500cc) / DNA Mugello Circuit (1500cc) / DNA Coppa Acerbo / 1 Garda Circuit (1500cc)
1926: 1 Pozzo Circuit (1500cc) / DNF Alessandria GP (1500cc) / 1 Savio Circuit (1500cc) / 2 Coppa Perugina (1500cc) /
          DNF Italian GP / 7 Milan GP (1500cc) / DNF Garda Circuit (1500cc)
1927: DNF Tripoli GP / DNF Alessandria GP (1500cc) / DNA Savio Circuit / 3 Milan GP (heat) /
          DNF Garda Circuit (1500cc)
1928: DNA Alessandria GP / DNF Cremona Circuit


Giovanni Sergio (I)
From Palermo.
 
1925: DNF Coppa Etna (1500cc)


Serlotti ( )
 
1926: 3 Tripoli GP (1500cc)


Giovanni Serra (I)
 
1930: ? Alessandria GP
1931: DNF (heat) Rome GP (1100cc) / DNA Coppa Ciano


Alfonso Serventi (I)
From Rome.
 
1925: DNF Coppa Acerbo (900cc)


driver

Francesco Severi (I)
* 28 May 1907
† 20 May 1980
?
?
Francesco Severi raced Alfas for Scuderia Ferrari, then Voiturette Maseratis and in 1938-39 he was reserve driver for Alfa Corse. (There has been a great confusion about Severi especially in the Anglo Saxon racing literature. However the correct name is definitely Francesco Severi so disregard all references to any Giulio/Guido/Luigi Severi)
(Thanks to Rudiger de Jonghe for sorting up the name and for Alessandro Silva for confirming. Also thanks to Alessandro Grimaldi.)
 

1931: 10 Alessandria GP / DNF Coppa Ciano / 6 Coppa Acerbo
1934: 1* Targa Abruzzo (sports car)
1935: 1* Targa Abruzzo (sports car)
1936: DNF Tripoli GP / DNS Penya Rhin GP / DNF Eifel GP / 1* Spa 24h (sports car) / DNF* German GP /
          DNS Coppa Ciano / 4 Modena GP
1937: 17 Tripoli GP / 3 Tripoli (Voiturette) / 1 Targa Florio (Voiturette) /
          2 Genua GP (Voiturette) / 7 Florence GP (Voiturette) / 7 Milan (Voiturette) / DNF German GP /
          4 Coppa Acerbo (Voiturette) / 6 Lucca (Voiturette) / 2 Campione D'Italia (Voiturette)
1938: 1* Spa 24h (sports car) / 7 Coppa Ciano (Voiturette) / 4 Coppa Acerbo (Voiturette) /
          DNA Lucca (Voiturette) / 2 Milan (Voiturette) / DNF Modena (Voiturette)
1939: DNF Tripoli (Voiturette) / 5* Coppa Ciano (Voiturette) / 4 Coppa Acerbo (Voiturette)


Fernand Seyfried ( )
 
1928: DNF Algerian GP / 7 Tunis GP


driver

Phil "Red" Shafer (USA)
* 13 Nov 1891
† 29 Jan 1971
?
?
 
1931: DNF German GP


driver

Brian Newton Shawe-Taylor (GB)
* 29 Jan 1915
† 1 May 1999
Dublin, Ireland
Dowdeswell, Gloucestershire
(Info supplied by Jean-Charles Colombier)
 
1939: 4* Nuffield Trophy (Voiturette)


driver

Richard Ormonde "Dick" Shuttleworth (GB)
* 16 Jul 1909
† 2 Aug 1940
Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
Brightwell Baldwin, Oxfordshire
A very rich collector whose collection included 40 aircraft, cars and racing cars. Learned to fly 1932, and after flying veteran aircraft he became interested in old racing cars. Raced a Bugatti T51 in 1934, private Alfa Romeo Tipo B 1935 and 1936. Retired from racing after a bad accident at the 1936 South African GP. Joined the RAF and was killed in a night flying accident, Brightwell Baldwin 1940. His mother opened the Shuttleworth collection and airport for public in 1963.
 
1932: 3 Mountain
1933: DNS Empire Trophy / DNF* Mannin Moar
1934: DNF Mannin Moar / 2 Donington Trophy / DNF Mountain
1935: DNF Mannin Moar / 4 Dieppe GP / DNF Nice GP / 1 Donington GP / 1 Mountain
1939: DNA Campbell Trophy


Benedetto "Bettino" Siciliani (I)
* 17 Sep 1896
† 16 Jan 1967
Monopoli, Bari
Bari
(Info supplied by Alessandro Silva)
 
1926: 3 Tripoli GP


Eric Siday ( )
 
1932: DNF German GP (Voiturette)


Umberto Sidoli (I)
From Reggio Emilia.
 
1925: DNA Alessandria GP (1500cc) / DNF Savio Circuit (1500cc) / DNA Coppa Perugina (1500cc)


driver

Eugenio Siena (I)
* 1 Apr 1905
† 15 May 1938
?
Tripoli, Libya
Siena joined Alfa Romeo as a young apprentice. He worked for the race department and was among other things riding mechanic for Ascari and Campari and later Nuvolari's mechanic. He became principal test driver for Scuderia Ferrari in 1930. He raced for the team as a junior driver and proved to be a steady and reliable driver. His greatest cuccess however came in sports car racing; he was the winner of the Spa 24h race in 1932. In 1934 he left Scuderia Ferrari and went on to race private Maseratis, first an 8C then a 6C-34, under the Scuderia Siena banner, in GPs until 1936. He then turned to Voiturette racing. After some good performances, including a victory at the 1937 Circuito de Milano, he got the opportunity to race for Alfa Corse. However, at his first race, the 1938 Tripoli GP he lost control of his Alfa Romeo 312, trying to avoid Cortese's voiturette. He went off track, hit a sand dune and then crashed into a wall of a house. Siena was trown out of his car and died instantly.
 
1931: DNF Czech GP
1932: 4 Tunis GP / 9* Italian GP / 1* Spa 10h (sports car) / DNS Czech GP
1933: DNF Monaco GP / DNF AVUS GP / 7 Eifel GP / 5 Belgian GP / DNF Coppa Acerbo / 5* Italian GP /
          DNS Monza GP / DNF Spanish GP
1934: 7 Monaco GP / DNF Tripoli GP / DNF AVUS GP / DNF Eifel GP
1935: DNF Tunis GP / DNF Tripoli GP / DNF Bergamo GP / DNF (heat) AVUS GP / DNF (heat) Biella GP /
          DNF Turin GP / DNS German GP / DNF Coppa Ciano / DNA Swiss GP / DNF Spanish GP /
          DNF Lucca GP / DNF Cosenza GP
1936: DNF Monaco GP / DNF Tripoli GP / DNF Milan GP / DNA Modena GP
1937: 5 Napels GP / 1 Milan (Voiturette) / DNA Czech GP
1938: DNF Tripoli


Henri Signoret ( )
 
1928: 5 Antibes GP
1929: DNF Riviera Circuit (sports)
1930: DNA Saint Raphaël (1100cc)


driver

Mme. Odette Siko (F)
Started racing in the late 1920s. Did mostly endurance races and rallies. Finished together with "Sabipa" fourth at the 1932 Le Mans 24 hours, the highest placed female driver ever in the event.
 
1932: 1 Circuit de l'Aisne (sports 2000cc) / 5 Torvilliers Circuit / 7 La Baule GP / DNS Antibes GP


Barone Amedeo Sillitti (I)
* 8 Feb 1903
† 27 Apr 1930
Naro, Agrigento
Sicily
Died at the 1930 Giro di Sicilia where his Bugatti hit a stone wall and turned over. Sillitti hit the stone wall with his head and died instantly.
 
1925: DNF Rome GP (2000cc) / DNF Tripoli GP (2000cc) / 7 Coppa Vinci
1926: DNF Targa Florio / DNF Coppa Vinci / DNA Coppa Etna (2000cc)
1927: DNA Tripoli GP / DNF Coppa Messina
1928: DNF Targa Florio / 7 Coppa Messina / DNF Coppa Etna
1929: DNA Targa Florio


driver

Eugenio Silvani (I)
* 26 Jun 1890
† 5 Dec 1960
Milano
?
(Info supplied by Alessandro Silva)
 
1924: 2 Garda Circuit (1100cc)


Domenico Sily ( )
 
1931: DNA/DNS Rome GP (1100cc)

      da Silva Ramos - SEE: Ramos

Henri Simonet/Simonot ( )
Entered an old Alfa Romeo "Monza" in the Swiss GP 1937.
 
1937: DNA Frontières GP / DNA Eifel GP / DNF Swiss GP


Vittoria Simonotti Manacorda (I)
 
1928: DNA Pozzo Circuit


driver

Hans Simons (D)
* 22 Mar 1899
† 21 Mar 1942
?
?
Started racing sports cars in 1923 with a Fiat. Class winner of the 1927 Eifelrennen and 1928 German GP. Raced private Bugattis together with Paul Pietsch and Hans Lewy as the "PiLeSi Rennteam" in the early 1930s. Tested for Auto Union in 1934 and 1935 but was not selected. Works driver for BMW 1935. Retired from racing after 1935. Worked for Auto Union in Berlin and later handled car export to Warshaw and Bukarest. Worked for the Reichluftfartministerium during the war. Died in pneumonia in 1942.
 
1928: DNA Antibes GP / DNF Coppa Acerbo
1930: 1 Lyon (1100cc) / 8 Monza (1100cc) / DNA Czech (Voiturette)
1931: DNA Eifel GP / DNF German GP (1100cc) / DNA Czech GP (Voiturette)
1932: DNF AVUS (Cyclecar) / 2 Eifel GP (Cyclecar) / 9 German GP (Voiturette) / DNF Czech GP (Voiturette)
1933: DNF AVUS (Voiturette) / ? Eifel (Cyclecar) / DNF Frontières GP / DNF Lwow (Voiturette)
1934: DNA Frontières GP / 4 AVUS (Voiturette) / 4 Eifel (Voiturette) / ? Swiss GP (Voiturette) /
          DNA Czech GP (Voiturette)


Simson (F)
From Lyon
 
1928: DNF Marne GP
1929: 1 Lyon GP


Alan Gascoigne Sinclair (GB)
* 22 May 1906
† 20 Jun 1995
Croydon, Surrey
Falmouth, Cornwall
 
1937: DNA Coronation Trophy (Voiturette) / DNS Campbell Trophy


Norbert Sinner (L)
* 5 Apr 1907
† 9 Nov 1945
Leudelange, Luxembourg
Luxembourg
Sinner was a bicycle racer, taking part in the 1928 Olympics at Amsterdam, finishing 40th in 168 km road race (the team finishing 10th out of 15). His greatest successes came in the Luxembourg - Remich race where he finished 2nd, 1st and 4th in 1926-28. Turning to motorsports he raced a 2.3L Bugatti in the early 1930s. Results include 2nd at Bupperich & 2nd at the GP de l'AC Luxembourgeois 1932 and DNF Eifelrennen & 3rd Echternach hillclimb 1933. Also entered the 1933 Spa 24h race in a 3 litre Bugatti with Joseph Zigrand. In 1945 Sinner was executed for collaborating with the Nazis during the war.
(Info supplied by Marc Ceulemans & Graham Clayton)
 
1933: DNF Eifel GP


driver

Francesco Siracusa ( )
 
1937: DNF Targa Florio (Voiturette)


driver

André Sirejois (F)
 
1934: DNA Albi (Voiturette)


Principe di Sirignano Francesco "Pupetto" di Caravita (I)
* 1908
† 15 Jun 1998
Napoli (Naples)
?
On his grave is says: "He never did anything important, but he never hurt anyone. He had fun". Son of a prince, president of the Bank of Italy, senator and palace owner the family hoped Francesco to have diplomatic career. However after graduating from high school he prefered a jetset life with many women, travelling and adventuring throughout Europe. When temporary broke he improvised as a professional dancer, even getting hired by a theater. On an ocean liner to America he met an rich American girl, married her within 24 hours only to have a divorce within four days. He did some racing in the late 1920s and early 1930s. At the 1930 Tripoli GP he injured an eye as his goggles were shattered by a stone. Finally he got married to Duchess Anna Grazioli and found a job as president of the Capri tourist board, a perfect job as knows all the international jet set. He spent his last years in Capri living on money he earned from a poulty farm. He died in 1998 at an age of 90.
 
1928: DNF* Targa Florio (1100cc) / DNS Coppa Acerbo
1929: 12 Coppa Ciano
1930: 2 Tripoli (Voiturette) / ? Targa Florio /


driver

Ugo Sivocci (I)
* 29 Aug 1885
† 8 Sep 1923
?
?
 
1921: 4 Targa Florio (4500cc)
1922: 9 Targa Florio (4500cc) / DNF Mugello Circuit (3000cc) / 4 Autumn GP (3000cc)
1923: 1 Targa Florio (4500cc) / DNS European GP


Six ( )
 
1929: DNF Dieppe GP (1100cc)


Stanley Pearce Smith (GB)
* 17 Jul 1906
† 26 Aug 1978
Paddington, London
Lytchett Matravers, Dorset
(Info supplied by Adam Ferrington)
 
1935: DNA Frontières GP / DNF Eifel (Voiturette) / DNS Lorraine GP
1938: ? (3 1100cc) JCC 200 (Voiturette + GP)


John Sidney Frederick Snow (AUS)
* 26 Oct 1915
† 6 May 1993
Sydney
Newcastle, New South Wales
Department store heir.
(Info supplied by Richard Armstrong)
 
1938: DNA Campbell Trophy / DNA Cork GP


Manuel José Soares Mendes (P)
 
1936: 4 Vila Real


Stig Thronsen Söderlund (S)
* 14 Aug 1908
† ?
Risinge Finspång
?
(Info supplied by Håkan Gelin)
 
1933: DNF Swedish Winter GP (Ice race)


driver

Luigi "Gigi" Soffietti (I)
Maserati 8CM driver 1934-35. Started several GPs in 1937 in his red/yellow Maserati and was one of the few brave to challenge the Germans at AVUS 1937. Retired from racing 1938.
 
1933: 7 (heat) Bordino GP
1934: 6 Bordino GP / DNF Casablanca GP / DNF Montreux GP / 6 Marne GP / DNF German GP /
          DNA Dieppe GP / DNS Swiss GP / 9 Spanish GP / 7 Modena GP / 6 Napels GP / 3 Alger GP
1935: 3 Pau GP / 8 Monaco GP / DNF Tunis GP / DNF Tripoli GP / 4 Bergamo GP / DNF Picardie GP /
          DNF (heat) Biella GP / 6 Penya Rhin GP / DNF (heat) Marne GP / DNS German GP / DNA Comminges GP /
          9 Coppa Ciano / DNF Coppa Acerbo / 6 Nice GP / DNA Modena GP
1936: DNF Tripoli GP
1937: DNF Turin GP (Voiturette) / DNF Napels GP / DNA Napels (Voiturette) / 15 Tripoli GP / 5 (heat) AVUS GP /
          11 Eifel GP / DNF German GP / DNF Monaco GP / DNS Swiss GP / DNF Czech GP
1938: 6 Cork (Voiturette) / 5* Targa Florio (Voiturette) / 3 Picardie (Voiturette) / 6 Napels (Voiturette) /
          2 Albi (Voiturette) / 3 (heat)/DNF Varese (Voiturette)
1939: DNA French GP (Voiturette) /


driver

Bruno Sojka (CS)
* 5 Nov 1909
† 30 Jun 1951
?
Šternberk, Olomouc
This Czechoslovakian Voiturette driver was a real Brno specialist being 2nd in the Czech GP in 1933 and 3rd in 1931, 1932, 1934 and 1935. From 1932 onwards he teamed up with Florian Schmidt and as when the late 1930s Schmidt limited his driving to very few races it was Sojka who mostly drove Schmidt's fast T51A. 1949 Sojka became works driver for Tatra F2. Died after a crash during practice for the the 1951 Ecco-Homo race.
 
1931: 3 Czech GP (Voiturette)
1932: 4 Lwow GP (Voiturette) / 3 Czech GP (Voiturette)
1933: 4 Eifel (Voiturette) / 2 Lwow (Voiturette) / 2 Czech (Voiturette)
1934: 2 Frontières GP / DNF AVUS (Voiturette) / 5 Eifel (Voiturette) / 4 Swiss GP (Voiturette) /
          3 Czech GP (Voiturette)
1935: DNF Frontières GP / 6 Eifel (Voiturette) / DNF Swiss GP (Voiturette) / 3 Czech GP (Voiturette)
1936: DNA Frontières GP
1937: 5 Czech GP (Voiturette)


Alexander Sommer ( )
 
1930: DNA Czech (Voiturette)


driver

Pierre Raymond Sommer (F)
* 31 Aug 1906
† 10 Sep 1950
Mouzon, Ardennes
Cadours, Haute-Garonne
Son of one of France's pioneer airplane manufacturers. He started racing in the early 30s. Because of his courage and driving style the spectators gave Sommer the nickname "Raymond Coeur de Lion". Sommer never gave up, always racing flat out even when all hope of a good position was lost. Sommer is surely Grand Prix racing's greatest individualist, as he refused any major offer for a works drive, preferring to be his own man. Of course that decision showed up in the results, as Sommer often tried the impossible task to challenge the latest works cars with antique equipment. Most of Sommer's greatest successes therefore came in sportscar racing. He was victorious at the French GP in 1936 and won at Le Mans twice in 1932 and 1933. Sommer was also known for his fair play and good sportsmanship. After the war he did not hesitate to head of the highly unpopular campaign to release Dr. Porsche from prison. Sommer was racing as good as ever and his sudden death after a freak accident while racing a 1100cc car in the minor GP de Cadours, came as a shock to the racing world. Shortly before he had been awarded the Légion d'Honneur as France's greatest driver.
 
1932: 2 Torvilliers Circuit / DNA Picardie GP / 1* Le Mans 24h (sports car) / DNA French GP /
          DNA Dieppe GP / 2 Nice GP / 3 Comminges GP / ? La Baule GP / 2 Antibes GP / 1 Marseille GP
1933: DNF Tunis GP / DNF Monaco GP / DNA Tripoli GP / 2 Picardie GP / 4 Nimes GP / 4 French GP / 3 Marne GP /
          7 Belgian GP / DNF Nice GP / DNF Comminges GP / DNF/4* Marseille GP / DNA Italian GP / 1 GP de l´U.M.F.
1934: DNF Tripoli GP / DNF Casablanca GP / 2 Picardie GP / 8 Montreux GP / DNS French GP / DNF Marne GP /
          DNF (heat) Vichy GP / 4 Albi GP / 3 Belgian GP / DNF* Nice GP / DNF Comminges GP
1935: 6 Monaco GP / DNF Tunis GP / 7 Tripoli GP / 3 Picardie GP / 1 GP de l´U.M.F. / 6 French GP /
          5 Lorraine GP / 3 Marne GP / DNF Belgian GP / 1 Comminges GP / 4 Nice GP / 9 Swiss GP / 7 Spanish GP /
          DNF Donington GP
1936: DNF Pau GP / 7 Monaco GP / DNF Tripoli GP / 4 Tunis GP / 7 Penya Rhin GP / 1* French GP (sports car) /
          1* Spa 24h (sports car) / DNF Deauville GP / 9 German GP DNF Swiss GP / 4 Vanderbilt Cup
1937: 11 Tripoli GP / 1 Tunis GP (sports car) / DNA AVUS (Voiturette) / 1 Marseille GP (sports car) / 5 Belgian GP /
          DNF German GP / 7 Monaco GP / DNF Coppa Acerbo / 8 Swiss GP
1938: DNA Cork GP / 4 Tripoli / DNS Coppa Acerbo / DNA Swiss GP (Voiturette) / 10 Milan (Voiturette) /
          DNF Modena (Voiturette)
1939: 4 Pau GP / 2 Coupe de Paris / 2 Picardie (Voiturette) / 4 Belgian GP / 1 Angouleme /
          DNF French GP (Voiturette) / 5 French GP / 5 Albi (Voiturette) / DNF German GP / DNA Swiss GP /
          DNA Belgrad GP


Oscar Sorrentino (I)
 
1925: DNF Coppa Acerbo (900cc)


driver

Arvo Sorri (FIN)
From Loppi (70 km North of Helsinki). Raced a with a blue Chrysler in Northern countries with some success. Was fourth in the 1935 Estonian GP and fourth in his class in the 1936 Finnish GP. Entered a BMW in the sportscar class at the 1939 Finnish GP finishing third.
 
1935: DNF Vallentuna (Ice race) / 8 Finnish GP / 4 Estonian GP
1936: 7 Finnish GP
1937: DNS Flaten (Ice race) / 6 Kalastajatorpanajo


Marqués de Sota ( )
 
1927: DNA San Sebastian GP / DNA Spanish GP


George Souders ( )
 
1927: 2 Milan GP (heat) / DNF European GP / DNA British GP


driver

Bernardo Manoel Pedro de Souza-Dantas (BR)
* 26 Jun 1912
† 4 May 2005
Paris, France
São Paulo
Born in Paris where he was registered as "Manuel Bernard Pierre" but still held a Brazil nationality. His father was Brazilian, his mother French. He was cousin to Brazil Ambassabor in France, Luis Martins de Souza Dantas even if the latter was much older. Inherted a fortune from his mother. Aeronautical engineer and pilot with his own plane. Was the first Brazilian to run the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1935 with Roger Teillac in a Bugatti T57. Lost his fortune when the company he had invested in went broke. Started working at a company that manufactured the engines for all French military aircraft. When the factory was closed by the Germans in 1940 de Souza moved to Brazil. He died in São Paulo in 2005 because of a liver tumor.
 
1932: DNA Comminges GP (Voiturette)


Augusto Spadoni (I)
From Bologna.
 
1924: DNA Targa Florio (4500cc)
1926: DNF Savio Circuit (2000cc)


driver

Otto Spandel (D)
 
1930: 4 Eifel GP
1931: 9 German GP


Cesare Speciale (I)
 
1925: DNF Coppa Vinci


Vittorio Spero (I)
From Florence.
 
1925: DNA Mugello Circuit (1500cc)


Pasquale Spineto (I)
From Turin.
 
1926: 2 Coppa del Marchese Ginori (1500cc)


driver

Luigi Spinozzi ( )
 
1924: 1 Coppa Acerbo (1500cc)
1925: DNF Rome GP (1500cc) / 2 Coppa Perugina (1500cc / DNF Coppa Acerbo (1500cc)
1926: DNF Rome GP (2000cc) / DNF Coppa Perugina / 1 Coppa Acerbo (2000cc)
1930: DNF Coppa Acerbo


Karl Sponer ( )
 
1925: 2 Targa Florio


Manlio Spongia ( )
 
1925: DNA Savio Circuit (1500cc)
1926: DNA Alessandria GP (1100cc) / DNA Savio Circuit (1100cc) / DNA Coppa Peruginaa (1500cc) /
          DNF Coppa Montenero (1100cc)
1927: DNF Coppa Perugina (1100cc)


R. Spongia ( )
 
1927: DNF Tripoli GP (1100cc)


Giuseppe Stacciari (I)
* 26 Mar 1890
† 9 Sep 1981
Gubbio, Perugia
Brescia
(Info supplied by Alessandro Silva)
 
1924: DNA Mugello Circuit (1500cc)


Rudolf Städtgen ( )
 
1931: 9 Eifel GP


driver

Oscar Stahel Cortina (CH)
* 24 Sep 1905
† 14 Apr 1999
?
Barcelona
Oscar Stahel was the son of Swiss Hermann Stahel, who had done some racing back in 1899 and worked as Sales Manager of the La Cuadra cars in Barcelona, Spain, and Dolores Cortina from Barcelona, whose brother Jesús Cortina was the manager of the agency that imported Austin cars. The couple moved to Switzerland, where Oscar was born in Zürich in 1905. Four years later Oscar and her mother returned to Barcelona, where they would live for the rest of their lives, but Oscar would always remain a Swiss citizen. In 1925 Oscar Stahel started working at his uncle´s Austin agency, as both a salesman and mechanic. By 1928 he formed the "Peña Austin" of which owners of the cars were members and some regularity rallyes were organized. Oscar started racing in 1928 with his own Austin 7. From 1931 he started racing Bugattis (not his own). His uncle had started importing Morris in 1932 and Oscar's last race in 1934 was in a Morris. Oscar would remain associated to Morris the rest of his life through his own garage in Barcelona after the war.
(Info supplied by Alex Verges & Felix Muelas)
 
1932: 4 Pascua GP / 1 Anis de Mono
1933: DNF Penya Rhin GP


Erich Stahl ( )
 
1924: DNF Targa Florio (1500cc)


driver

Christopher Stainbank Staniland (GB)
* 7 Oct 1905
† 26 Jun 1942
Finchley, Middlesex
Sindlesham, Berkshire
Winner of the 1931 2x12h Brooklands with a MG. Known for the Multi-Union project in 1938. Chief test pilot for Fairey Aviation, Staniland was killed while test-flying over Sindlesham during the war.
 
1931: 4 Mountain
1934: DNF Mannin Moar / DNF Dieppe GP / DNF Donington Trophy
1936: DNC JCC 200
1937: DNF Campbell Trophy
1938: DNA Cork GP / DNF JCC 200 (Voiturette + GP) / 1 Phoenix Park / 2 Mountain
1939: ? Campbell Trophy


driver

Stanton ( )
 
1926: DNC Boulogne GP (750cc)


Babe Stapp (USA)
* 26 Feb 1904
† 17 Sep 1980
?
?
 
1930: 8 Monza GP / DNA French GP


Francesco Starrabba ( )
 
1926: 5 Targa Florio (1100cc)
1927: DNF Targa Florio


Josef Šťastný (CS)
 
1931: DNF Czech GP
1932: DNF Lwow GP / DNC Czech GP


Ugo Sisto Stefanelli ( )
 
1925: DNF Savio Circuit (2000cc) / 3 Mugello Circuit (2000cc)
1926: 1 Savio Circuit (2000cc) / DNF Coppa Perugina / 4 Coppa Acerbo (1500cc) / 3 Coppa Montenero (1500cc) /
          6 Milan GP (1500cc)
1927: 2 Savio Circuit (2000cc) / DNA Coppa Perugina / DNF Bologna Circuit
1928: DNA Coppa Montenero / DNS European GP
1929: DNA Coppa Ciano
1930: DNF (heat) Monza GP

      Stefano - SEE: Di Stefano

driver

Rudolf Steinweg (D)
* 1888
† 2 Nov 1935
?
Budapest, Hungary
Steinweg began racing in 1921 but soon departed from the racing scene. He then appeared again in 1929 as a private driver in the old 1.1-liter BNC and 1.5-liter NSU racing cars at mountain climbs. In 1930 he got a 1.1-liter 6-cylinder Amilcar. He won 21 races with this racing car over the next three years, almost all mountain climbs. Steinweg was one of the fastest drivers in those little cycle cars. In 1933 he sold the Amilcar to Willi Briem and acquired a 1927 built T35 Bugatti, which used to belong to Karl Kappler, who had sold it 1930 to Prince von Leiningen. Steinweg began racing this 2-liter car in his favorite mountain climbs but now also circuit races. In 1935 he got the T51A Bugatti, a 1.5-liter monoposto racing car and then raced both Bugattis in different classes. At the training for the Guggerberg mountain climb near Budapest, Hungary, Rudolf Steinweg had a fatal accident. He was 47 years old.
(Info supplied by Hans Etzrodt)
 
1930: DNF Eifel (Voiturette)
1931: DNF German GP (1100cc)
1932: 2 AVUS (Voiturette) / DNF Eifel GP (Voiturette) / DNA German GP (Voiturette) / DNA Czech GP (Voiturette)
1933: DNF AVUS GP / DNF Eifel GP / DNF Czech GP
1934: DNF Eifel GP
1935: 1 Frontières GP / DNF Eifel (Voiturette) / 3 Coppa Acerbo (Voiturette) / 8 Swiss GP (Voiturette) /
          DNF Czech GP (Voiturette)


Harald Stenfeldt Hansén (DK)
* 10 Jan 1902
† ?
Randers, Jylland (Jutland)
?
Danish wholesaler, living in Køpenhavn (Copenhagen). Took part in the 1931 Swedish Winter Grand Prix with a Ford.
(Info supplied by Håkan Gelin)
 
1931: DNF Swedish Winter GP (Ice race)


driver

Marchese Diego de Sterlich Aliprandi (I)
* 13 Aug 1898
† 30 Aug 1976
Castellammare Adriatico, Teramo
Teramo, Abruzzo
 
1924: DNA Coppa Acerbo (2000cc) / DNF Garda Circuit
1925: DNA Rome GP (2000cc) / DNS Coppa Perugina (2000cc) / DNA Mugello Circuit (2000cc) /
          DNA Coppa Acerbo / 4 Coppa Montenero / DNA San Sebastian GP
1926: DNF Targa Florio / DNA Coppa Vinci / DNF Coppa Perugina
1927: 2c/6 Coppa Perugina (1500cc) / 3c/9 Rome GP (1500cc) / DNF Bologna Circuit / DNF Coppa Acerbo /
          DNF Coppa Montenero (2000cc)
1928: DNC Targa Florio / 13 Coppa Messina / DNF Coppa Etna / DNF Rome GP / DNF Coppa Acerbo
1929: DNA Antibes GP (Voiturette) / DNF Monaco GP / DNA Alessandria GP / DNA Rome GP (2000cc) /
          13 Mugello Circuit (2000cc) / DNA San Sebastian GP
1930: DNA Coppa Acerbo

      George Stewart - SEE: "Leon Duray"

driver

Mrs. Gwenda Mary Stewart / Mrs. Gwenda Mary Hawkes, previously Mrs. Gwenda Janson née Glubb (GB)
* 1 Jun 1894
† 27 May 1990
Fulwood, Preston, Lancashire
Poros Islands, Greece
 
1935: DNF Dieppe (Voiturette) / 13 Swiss GP (Voiturette)
1936: 7 (heat) Picardie (Voiturette)
1937: DNA Campbell Trophy (Voiturette)


Colonna, Prince of Stigliano (I)
Probably Andrea Colonna (1885-1943) VI Prince of Stigliano.
 
1930: DNA Rome GP


Stinson ( )
 
1928: DNA Coppa Acerbo


driver

Henri "Henry" Stoffel (F)
* 1881
† ?
Alcase
?
Stoffel from Alcase was French Chrysler agent who began racing in 1923. His greatest success came at Le Mans and over the years he developed a reputation of a good, reliable long-distance sports car racer. He was seldom seen at Grand Prix races. Stoffel teamed up with Ivanowski in his Mercedes SSK for the 1931 European Championship.
 
1929: DNF Burgundy GP
1930: DNF European (Belgian) GP / 8 French GP / 3 San Sebastian GP
1931: 5* Italian GP / DNF*/DNA French GP / 5* Belgian GP / DNA Comminges GP
1932: ? La Baule GP


Hans Stoffen (BR)
 
1935: DNF Rio de Janeiro GP
1936: 8 Rio de Janeiro GP


Stoll ( )
 
1932: 3 Eifel GP (Cyclecar)


Per-Helmer Stolz (S)
* 6 Jul 1908
† 1 Jan 2003
Nås, Dalarna
Leksand, Dalarna
(Info supplied by Håkan Gelin)
 
1936: DNF Swedish Winter GP (Ice race)


driver

Helmut Stolze (D)
From Ennigerloh.
 
1934: DNF Eifel GP


driver

Eugen Stößer/Stösser (D)
* 20 Apr 1909
† 21 Aug 1962
München (Munich)
?
Raced a BMW-Dixi (750 cc licence-built Austin Seven). Reportedly he and his brother had also been financially involved in the Zoller project.
 
1932: DNF AVUS (Cyclecar) / ? Eifel GP (Cyclecar)
1934: DNS AVUS (Voiturette) / 8 Eifel (Voiturette)
1936: DNA Eifel (Voiturette)


driver

Whitney Willard Straight CBE (USA/GB)
* 6 Nov 1912
† 5 Apr 1979
New York, USA
Fulham, London
Straight was born in New York in a very wealthy home. After the father died the mother remarried and the family moved to England. Later Straight became a British subject.
He had a great interest in flying and motor racing. As a Cambridge student he started racing in 1932 with an Maserati. In 1933 he had a sucessful year winning at Brooklands and decided to create his own Grand Prix team. During the 1934 seasom Team Whitney Straight entered their white and blue painted Maserati 8CM cars in the major GP races, Straight transporting the team members with his own airplane. He tried to buy an Auto Union for the 1935 season but the negotiations came to nothing and because he had promised his wife to quit racing he broke up the team.
He joined the RAF during the war, spending some time in a German prison camp after being shot down. Became managing director of BOAC after the war and served on the board of Rolls Royce.
 
1932: DNF Swedish Winter GP (Ice race) / DNA German GP
1933: 4 Marne GP / DNA Mannin Beg (Voiturette) / DNA Mannin Moar / DNA Dieppe GP / 2 Swedish Summer GP /
          1 Coppa Acerbo (Voiturette 1100cc) / DNF Coppa Acerbo / DNF Comminges GP / 2 Albi GP / 11 Italian GP /
          4 Monza GP / DNA Donington Park Trophy / 1 Mountain
1934: 7 Monaco GP / 1 JCC international Trophy (Handicap) DNF Tripoli GP / DNA Frontières GP /
          4 Casablanca GP / DNA Mannin Moar / 4 Montreux GP / DNF Marne GP / 2 Vichy GP / DNA Dieppe GP /
          DNF Coppa Acerbo / DNF Nice GP / 3 Comminges GP / 8 Italian GP / 1 Donington Trophy / 1 Mountain /
          DNF Alger GP / 1 South African GP (Handicap)


driver

Gildo Strazza (I)
* 1899
† 12 Oct 1965

Gondar, Ethiopia
Was born in 1899. Lancia dealer in Como, becoming friends with Vincenzo Lancia. His competitive career, mainly at the wheel of Lancias, spanned 1925-1934. Unfortunately, he had to let go of his dealership business to cover debts which arose from compulsive gambling. He moved to Italian occupied Ethiopia in 1935 and died in the city of Gondar 1965.
(Info supplied by Simon Davis)
 
1931: DNS Italian GP


Oreste Strobino (I)
From Andorno in the province of Vercelli, near Milan.
 
1929: DNF Alessandria GP (1100cc)


driver

Johan Martin Strömberg (S)
* 19 Sep 1911
† 10 Nov 1990
Hedemora, Dalarna
Forsheda, Jönköpings län
(Info supplied by Håkan Gelin)
 
1932: 11 Swedish Winter GP (Ice race)
1933: DNF Swedish Winter GP (Ice race) / DNF Svenska Isloppet (Ice race) / DNF Swedish Summer GP


Massimiliano Strozzi (I)
From Florence.
 
1925: DNF Savio Circuit / DNF Coppa Monteneroi (1500cc)


driver

Herbert Stuart Wilton (GB)
* 26 Jan 1913
† 16 Jul 1991
Hendon, Middlesex
Pembury, Kent
(Info supplied by Adam Ferrington)
 
1938: 2 (1100cc) JCC 200 (Voiturette + GP)


driver

Hans Stuber (CH)
* 1895/6?
† 3 Mar 1956
Bern
?
 
1930: 6 Monaco GP / DNA Alessandria GP
1931: DNF Monaco GP / DNA German GP
1932: 3 AVUS GP / DNA Eifel GP / DNA Lwow GP / DNF Lorraine GP / DNA Marseille GP
1933: DNA Monaco GP / DNA AVUS GP
1936: DNS Swiss GP


driver

Hans Stuck (D/A)
* 27 Dec 1900
† 9 Feb 1978
Warszawa (Warsaw), Poland
Grainau, Oberbayern
 
Click here for full biography.
 
1929: DNA Monaco GP / DNF Rome GP / DNF Mugello Circuit
1930: DNF Monaco GP
1931: 1 Lwow GP / 6 German GP / DNF AVUS GP / 2 Czech GP
1932: 4 AVUS GP / 4 Eifel GP / DNA Italian GP / DNF Lwow GP / DNS German GP
1934: DNF AVUS GP / 2 Eifel GP / 1 Felsberg (hillclimb) / 1 Kesselberg (hillclimb) /
          DNF French GP / 1 German GP / DNS Belgian GP / 5* Coppa Acerbo / 1 Freiburg (moutainclimb) /
          1 Swiss GP / 2* Italian GP / 1 Mt. Ventoux (hillclimb) / 4* Spanish GP / 1 Czech GP
1935: DNF Tripoli GP / 4 AVUS GP / DNF Eifel GP / DNF French GP / 1 Kesselberg (hillclimb) /
          2 German GP / DNS Coppa Acerbo / 11* Swiss GP / 1 Freiburg (hillclimb) / 1 Italian GP /
          DNF Spanish GP / DNF* Czech GP / 1 Feldberg (hillclimb)
1936: 1 La Turbie (hillclimb) / 3 Monaco GP / 2 Tripoli GP / DNF Tunis GP / DNS Penya Rhin GP /
          8 Eifel GP / 5* Hungarian GP / 2 German GP / DNF/4* Coppa Ciano / DNS Coppa Acerbo /
          3 Swiss GP / DNF Italian GP
1937: 4 Tripoli GP / 2 Rio de Janeiro GP / 2 Belgian GP / DNF German GP / 1 Freiburg (hillclimb) /
          1 La Turbie (hillclimb) / 4* Monaco GP / DNF Coppa Acerbo / 4 Swiss GP / 9* Italian GP/
          DNA Czech GP
1938: 3 German GP / 1 La Turbie (hillclimb) / 4 Swiss GP / 1 Großglockner (hillclimb) /
          DNF Italian GP / 1 Maloja Pass (hillclimb) / 1 Feleac (hillclimb) / 1 Schulerau (hillclimb)
1939: 1 La Turbie (hillclimb) / DNA Eifel GP / 1 Bucharest GP / 6 French GP / DNF German GP /
          10 Swiss GP / DNS Belgrad GP


Harry Stumpf-Lekisch (D)
From Mainz.
 
1925: DNF Taunus GP (1500cc)


driver

Arne Sundstedt (S)
Swedish driver. Son of Knut Gustaf Sundstedt.
 
1937: 3* Flaten (Ice race) / 6 Finnish GP / 3 Kalastajatorpanajo


driver

Knut Gustaf "Kåge" Sundstedt (S)
* 31 May 1892
† 17 Feb 1970
Oslättfors, Hille, Gästrikland
Bromma
Born in Oslättfors, Hille, near Gävle. Bought an ex-Chiron Bugatti T35B in 1931 and raced it mostly in local events. Later the car was also raced by his son Arne. Died in Bromma, near Stockholm in 1970.
(Info supplied by Håkan Gelin)
 
1931: ? Swedish Winter GP (Ice race)
1932: DNF Swedish Winter GP (Ice race) / 4 Finnish GP / 8 Munkkiniemenajo
1933: 9 Swedish Winter GP (Ice race) / 5 Svenska Isloppet (Ice race) / 4 Finnish GP / DNA Swedish Summer GP
1934: 1 Freden (Ice race) / DNF Vallentuna (Ice race) / DNF Norwegian GP (Ice race) / DNS Finnish GP
1935: 3 Lindöloppet (Ice race) / DNF Norwegian GP (Ice race) / DNF Vallentuna (Ice race) / 5 Hörken (Ice race) /
          2 Finnish GP
1936: 4 Hedemoraloppet (Ice race) / 3 Långforssjön (Ice race) / 3 Hörken (Ice race) / 5 Swedish Winter GP (Ice race) /
          DNF Norwegian GP (Ice race)


driver

Giuseppe Sutera (I)
A driver from Palermo active both before and after the war.
 
1935: DNF Targa Florio


Rowland Manners Verney "Ron" Sutton (GB)
* 9 Dec 1885
† 29 Jun 1957
Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire
Rugby, Warwickshire
(Info supplied by Adam Ferrington)
 
1926: DNF JCC 200


driver

Nestori Suurkuukka (FIN)
* 1907
† 18 Jan 1949
Viipuri (Viborg)
Helsinki
Born in Viipuri. Moved to Hämeenlinna where he made business including opening a driver school and and a car spare parts shop. He was selected as manager for Häme car center in 1931 and manager for a car company in Pori 1937. Moved back to Hämeenlinna in 1939 where he started a toy factory. Moved to Helsinki in 1940 where he started a company selling and manufacturing car spare parts. The business became a limited company in 1946 and he stayed as manager until his death.
 
1934: DNF Finnish GP


Léon Sven ( )
 
1938: DNA Frontières GP


Alfred Verner Svensson (S)
* 10 Jul 1892
† 8 Jun 1973
Molkom, Nyed, Värmland
Karlstad, Värmland
(Info supplied by Håkan Gelin)
 
1931: DNF Swedish Winter GP (Ice race)


Adolf Szczyzycki (CS)
* 1895
† 8 Jan 1940
Velký Újezd, Olomouc
?
Worked for the Wikov car factory until starting his own shop in Prague. Died 1940 after suffering a long illness (stomach).
 
1930: DNF Czech (Voiturette)
1931: NC? Lwow GP
1932: 6 Czech GP (Voiturette)
1933: DNF Czech (Voiturette)
1934: 7 Czech GP (Voiturette)


Jstván de Sztriha (H)
Hungarian diplomat in Paris. Private Alfa Romeo driver.
 
1938: DNF Swiss GP


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