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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!


J. ZadŠk ( )
 
1933: DNS Czech GP


Gaetano Zaita (I)
 
1928: DNF Tripoli GP


Salvatore Zagame (I)
 
1928: DNA Coppa Etna


Alfonso Zampieri (I)
 
1928: DNF Alessandria GP / 11 Rome GP


Antonio Zanelli (I)
From Bolognia.
 
1928: DNF Targa Florio (1100cc)
1929: DNA Pozzo Circuit / DNF Cremona Circuit (1100cc)


driver

Juan Ernesto Zanelli de Vescovi (RCH/F)
* 1906
† 19 Aug 1944
Iquiqu, Chile
Toulouse, France
Born in Chile Zanelli raced in GP racing and hillclimbs in 1929 to 1936. In a Bugatti he won the 1929 and 1930 Bugatti GP at Le Mans, finished 8th in Alessandria in 1929 and 2nd in 1930, 2nd at the 1929 Marne GP and 3rd at the 1930 French GP at Pau. He also won the 1930 Gometz-Le Chatel Hillclimb. In 1931, racing a 2.8 litre Nacional Pescara, he became the European Hillclimb Champion with a series of good performaces including a victory at Kesselberg. He had a quiet year in 1932 but started again in 1933 after buying the Alfa Romeo Monza (#2111042), in which Raymond Sommer had won the 1932 Le Mans 24-Hour race and the 1932 Marseille GP. Zanelli overhauled the car and started in 1933 at the Grand Prix of Tunis, l'ACF, Penya Rhin, Marne and Spain, winning at Penya Rhin and finishing 8th at Tunis and 6th at the Brooklands 500. He contunued with the Monza in 1934 and in 1935 he raced Alfa Romeo, Maserati and Nacional Pescara, winning the Val de Cuech Hillclimb. In 1936 he raced a V8-RI Scuderia Torino and a Maserati 8CM for Scuderia Villapadierna. Zanelli died during a fight between members of the French resistence (he was part of it), and members of the Gestapo, in the streets of Toulouse, France in 1944.
(Info supplied by Rodrigo Velasco / Narcis Molina Montasell)
 
1929: DNF (heat) Riviera Circuit / 8 Alessandria GP / DNA Mugello Circuit (1100cc) / DNA Lyon GP / 2 Marne GP /
          DNF San Sebastian GP / DNF Comminges GP (2000cc) / DNF Monza GP
1930: DNF Monaco GP / 2 Alessandria GP / DNF Lyon GP / DNF Marne GP / DNS Coppa Ciano /
          3 French GP / DNF San Sebastian GP
1931: DNA Swedish Winter GP (Ice race) / DNF Monaco GP / DNA German GP / DNA Comminges GP
1932: DNS Monaco GP / DNA Oran GP / DNA AVUS GP
1933: 8 Tunis GP / DNA Nimes GP / DNF French GP / 1 Penya Rhin GP / DNA Marne GP / DNA Comminges GP /
          DNA Marseille GP / DNF Spanish GP
1934: Casablanca GP / 7 Picardie GP / 4 Penya Rhin GP / DNA Marne GP / DNF Vichy GP / 5 Albi GP /
          DNF Comminges GP
1935: DNF Pau GP / DNF Tunis GP / DNA Eifel GP
1936: 10 Eifel GP / DNF German GP


driver

Karel "Carlos" Zatuszek (A/RA)
* 27 Sep 1897
† 8 Oct 1937.
Lemberg, Austria
Cavilia/Cavalia?
Born in Austria Zatuszek was a car mechanic and businessman by occupation. Later on he left Austria for Argentina, where he became well known not only for his successes with his Mercedes SSK but also for the amount of beer he drank at the pit stops. He died in an accident in practice for the GP of Cavilia on 8 October 1937.
(Info supplied by Stan Peschel - Konzernarchiv der Daimler Chrysler AG.)
 
1934: 9 Rio de Janeiro GP
1936: 2 Buenos Aires GP


Edward Zawidowski (PL)
From Lwow.
 
1933: DNS Lwow GP

      "Zeffiro" - SEE: Giardina

driver

Conte Goffredo "Freddie" Zehender (I)
* 27 Feb 1901
† 7 Jan 1958
Reggio Calabria
Rome
Born in Reggio Calabria, Southern Italy. Started racing in the late 1920's in a Chrysler. Raced works Alfa Romeo sports cars in 1929. Alfa and Bugatti cars in 1930. Alfa Romeo works GP driver 1931 with several good results. Private "Monza" driver in 1932 winning the Comminges GP. Changed to Maserati 8CM in 1933-34. Joined Scuderia Subalpina (Maserati) in 1935. Mercedes-Benz reserve driver in 1936-37. Works Maserati driver in 1938. Retired from racing 1939.
 
1928: 3 Grand Prix Bugatti / 4 San Sebastian GP
1929: 6 Antibes GP / DNF Monaco GP / DNF Burgundy GP (sports) / 1 Frontieres GP
1930: 4 Monaco GP / DNF Oran GP / DNA Frontieres GP / 5 European (Belgian) GP
1931: 2 Saint RaphaŽl GP / 5 Monaco GP / 6* Targa Florio / DNS Italian GP / DNA Geneva GP (2000cc) /
          6* French GP / DNF* Belgian GP / 3 Dauphinť Circuit / 4* Comminges GP / DNA Brignoles GP
1932: 5 Monaco GP / DNA Rome GP / 2 Oran GP / DNF Casablanca GP / 7 French GP / DNF Dieppe GP /
          4 Nice GP / 1 Comminges GP / DNA La Baule GP / DNF Antibes GP / 4* Marseille GP
1933: 3 Tunis GP / 6 Monaco GP / DNA Bordino GP / DNF Tripoli GP / DNF French GP / DNF Marne GP /
          DNF Belgian GP / DNF Nice GP / DNF Coppa Acerbo / DSQ Comminges GP / 5* Marseille GP /
          3 Italian GP / DNS Monza GP / DNF Spanish GP
1934: DNF Tripoli GP / DNS AVUS GP / 6 Montreux GP / DNF French GP / DNF Marne GP / 6 German GP /
          DNF Dieppe GP / DNF Coppa Acerbo / 5 Nice GP / 2 Comminges GP / Italian GP
1935: 7 Monaco GP / DNF Tunis GP / 8 Tripoli GP / DNF (heat) AVUS GP / DNF Eifel GP / 3 French GP /
          5 Penya Rhin GP / DNA Turin GP / DNA Dieppe GP / 11 German GP / DNF Comminges GP /
          DNA Coppa Acerbo / DNF/DNF* Nice GP / DNF Italian GP / DNA Lucca GP
1936: DNF/DNF* Monaco (Voiturette) / DNS Tripoli GP / DNS German GP
1937: DNS AVUS GP / 5 Monaco GP
1938: DNF Coppa Ciano / DNF Italian GP


driver

Gróf Theodor Bela Rudolph "Tivadar" Zichy (GB)
* 13 Jun 1908
† 30 Dec 1987
Eastbourne, East Sussex
Camden, London
Child of a Hungarian count and a British mother, Zichy was born in Eastbourne 1908. Playboy, who tried racing in a Bugatti. Later made a career as a photographer. Commited suicide at Camden, London in 1987.
(Info supplied by Richard Armstrong / Adam Ferrington)
 
1929: DNA Antibes GP
1931: 6 AVUS GP / DNC Czech GP
1932: DNA Lwow GP


driver

Joseph Zigrand (L)
* 19 Sep 1895
† 30 Mar 1975
?
?
Aviator, engineer and race driver from Luxemburg. Started racing in the late 1920s. Took part in the 24h Le Mans and other events. Luxembourg agent for Bugatti.
 
1928: 3 (heat)/? Grand Prix Bugatti
1931: 3 Frontieres GP / 6 Eifel GP
1932: DNC Eifel GP (Voiturette) / 6 German GP (Voiturette)

      zu Hardegg - SEE: Hardegg

      zu Leiningen - SEE: Leiningen


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