Giovanni De Riu

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10 Mar 1924
Macomer, Nuoro


11 Dec 2008
Stresa, Lake Maggiore



Grands Prix:

0 (1954)

Died suddenly, but was still involved with the CSAI as a member of their technical committee right up to his death. His name was actually Deriu, but both regional variation and entry lists have it as De Riu. A privateer, he was a semi-regular road racer whose racing career was relatively short. From Sardinia, one of De Riu's most notable later roles in the CSAI was heading the commission which investigated Jochen Rindt's fatal accident at the Italian Grand Prix qualifying in 1970.

Biography last updated 1 Nov 2015