Gianfranco Comotti

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24 Jul 1906


10 May 1963



Grands Prix:

2 (1950-1952)

Indy 500s:

0 (1929)

In his later life, he worked for BP in Africa and in the Mediterranean. Very good pre-war racer, he won GP's at Naples, St. Gaudens and Commingues and also raced in America. Raced for over 30 years, but his post-war results were mainly in the midfield. Gianfranco was also one of the founders of the Ancien Pilotes. Comotti was a wealthy amateur, who despite not being fully professional also won the 1937 sportscar Tourist Trophy race at Donington Park. Comotti lived in France between 1935 and 1939 before war intervened which helped him secure drives with Lago Talbot and Delahaye. Gianfranco retired in 1952 to take up his business interests.

Biography last updated 24 Oct 2015