Arzani-Volpini

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Arzani-Volpini
Full name Italy Scuderia Arzani-Volpini
Founder(s) Italy Gianpaolo Volpini
Italy Egidio Arzani
Noted drivers Italy Luigi Piotti
Formula One World Championship career
Debut 1955 Italian Grand Prix
Races competed 1 (0 starts)
Constructors'
Championships
0
Drivers'
Championships
0
Race victories 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
Final race 1955 Italian Grand Prix

Arzani-Volpini (also known as Scuderia Volpini) was an Italian Formula One constructor, established by Gianpaolo Volpini and engine-builder Egidio Arzani.

Volpini racecar from 1958

Volpini was initially involved in the lower classes of Formula racing, such as Formula Junior and Formula Three. Volpini joined forces with Arzani in 1954, hoping to enter the Formula One World Championship. To this end, the team purchased the chassis of the 1950 Scuderia Milano-Maserati for the 1955 Formula One season. The team subsequently improved the engine and the bodywork of the car. The body was constructed by Carrozzeria Colli. It was entered in the 1955 Valentino Grand Prix for Mario Alborghetti, but it could not be constructed in time. The team made its debut in the 1955 Grand Prix de Pau, where Alborghetti suffered a fatal crash.

The team contested only one Formula One World Championship Grand Prix, the 1955 Italian Grand Prix. Driver Luigi Piotti drove the car, but did not start the race due to a problem with his Maserati Speluzzi 4CLT 2.5 L4 engine. The team did not return to Formula One afterwards, continuing to construct cars for Formula Junior and Formula Three. One of the customers was Lorenzo Bandini.


Complete Formula One World Championship results[edit]

(key)

Year Chassis Engine Tyres Driver 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1955 Arzani-Volpini Special Maserati L4 P ARG MON 500 BEL NED GBR ITA
Italy Luigi Piotti DNS

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