Ugo Sivocci

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Ugo Sivocci at the wheel of 1923 Alfa Romeo P1
Quadrifoglio Verde (Green cloverleaf) has been used on Alfa Romeo racing cars since the death of Sivocci.

Ugo Sivocci (August 29, 1885 - September 8, 1923) was an Italian race car driver.[1]

Born in Salerno, Sivocci started his racing career with bicycle racing. After World War I, he worked as an auto mechanic in Milan. Being a friend of Enzo Ferrari, he was hired by Alfa Romeo in 1920 to drive Alfa in three-man works team: (Alfa Corse) with Antonio Ascari and Enzo Ferrari. With the HP 20-30 ES Sport he finished 2nd in the Parma - Poggio Berceto race. In 1923 he began to drive the Alfa Romeo RL, and quickly won numerous races. In the same year, he won the Targa Florio with RL Targa Florio which was his major racing achievement. The race was a great success for Alfa Romeo as second (Ascari) and fourth places (Giulio Masetti) were occupied by Alfa.

In same year Sivocci was killed while testing Merosi`s new P1 at Monza. On the same day of the accident, a press release of the engineer Nicola Romeo announced the withdrawal of other Alfa Romeo cars competing. Sivocci's car was painted with the green cloverleaf on a white background that was to become Alfa's good luck token.

His car was carrying number 17, which was never again assigned to Italian racing cars.

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  1. ^ a b "Ugo Sivocci". targaflorio.info (in Italian). Retrieved 2012-06-23. 

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