Alfonso Thiele

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Alfonso Thiele
Born(1920-04-05)5 April 1920
Istanbul, Turkey
Died15 July 1986(1986-07-15) (aged 66)
Novara, Piedmont, Italy
Formula One World Championship career
NationalityUnited States Italy American/Italian
Active years1960
TeamsScuderia Centro Sud
Entries1
Championships0
Wins0
Podiums0
Career points0
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
First entry1960 Italian Grand Prix
Last entry1960 Italian Grand Prix

Alfonso Thiele (5 April 1920 – 15 July 1986)[1] was a racing driver who held dual citizenship of the United States and Italy, though he spent most of his life in Italy. He participated in one Formula One World Championship Grand Prix, on 4 September 1960. He scored no championship points. Most of his career was spent in sports car racing.

World War II[edit]

During World War II Thiele was a captain of the Office of Strategic Services of Italian anti-fascist partisans.[2]

Driving career[edit]

Working as a test driver for Abarth he participated in many events and races. In 1955 he was a member of the team that completed 3,743.642 km at an average speed of 155.985 km/h at the Monza track. One week later, with journalists present and participating, the team set the 500km, 500 mile, 1,000km, 48 hour and 72 hour records.[3]

Personal life[edit]

A woman looking downwards with a man at her shoulder looking at her
Thiele with Walkiria Terradura in 1945

During World War II Thiele was a captain of the Office of Strategic Services of Italian anti-fascist partisans. There he met Walkiria Terradura, another partisan who was later awarded the Silver Medal of Military Valour. They married and briefly lived with in the United States after the war, before returning to Italy. She remained active in politics and in the veterans' organisation, the National Association of Italian Partisans.[2]

Complete Formula One Grand Prix results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 WDC Points
1960 Scuderia Centro Sud Cooper T51 Maserati Straight-4 ARG MON 500 NED BEL FRA GBR POR ITA
Ret
USA NC 0
1961 Scuderia Sant Ambroeus Cooper T45 Climax L4 MON NED BEL FRA GBR GER ITA
DNA
USA NC 0

Sports car results[edit]

Source: [4]

Date Race Car Result
1953 Mille Miglia Fiat-1100/103
1955 Mille Miglia Alfa Romeo 1900
1955 Targa Florio Alfa Romeo 1900
1956 Mille Miglia Fiat Abarth 750 73rd
1956 Trofeo Sardo Fiat-Abarth 750 32nd
1956 Coppa Lombardia Fiat-Abarth 750
1956 Circuito di Collemaggio Fiat-Abarth 750
1956 Coppa Inter-Europa Fiat-Abarth 750 2nd
1956 GP Roma [GT750/T750] Fiat-Abarth 750
1957 Trofeo Vigorelli Monza Fiat-Abarth 750 2nd
1957 Mille Miglia Fiat-Abarth 750 63rd
1957 Coppa Inter-Europa Fiat-Abarth 750 2nd
1957 Esso Vallelunga [GT] Fiat-Abarth 750 9th
1958 12 Hours of Sebring Fiat-Abarth 750 31st
1958 Targa Florio Porsche 356A Carrera
1958 Vallelunga [GT750] Fiat-Abarth 750 2nd
1958 Coppa Inter-Europa Fiat-Abarth 750 2nd
1958 Coppa Sant Ambroeus Fiat-Abarth 750 ?th
1959 12 Hours of Sebring Fiat-Abarth 750 32nd
1959 1000km Daytona Fiat-Abarth 750 10th
1959 Coppa Ascari Fiat-Abarth 750 5th
1959 Coppa Sant Ambroeus Ferrari 250 GT 4th
1959 GT GP Monza Ferrari 250 GT 1st
1959 Linz Ferrari 250 GT
1959 Coppa Inter-Europa Ferrari 250 GT 1st
1959 Coppa Inter-Europa Fiat-Abarth 750 1st
1960 Targa Florio Alfa Romeo Giulietta
1960 1000 km Nürburgring Ferrari 250 GT
1960 6 hours Hockenheim Fiat-Abarth 700
1960 Coppa Inter-Europa Alfa Romeo Giulietta
1961 Coppa Ascari Fiat-Abarth 1000 12th
1961 Coppa Inter-Europa Fiat-Abarth 1000 1st
1961 Tour de France 150 Ferrari 250 GT
1962 3 h Sebring Fiat-Abarth 1000 4th
1962 12 h Sebring Fiat-Abarth 850 S 10th
1962 Circuito del Garda Fiat-Abarth 1000
1962 Targa Florio Alfa Romeo Giulietta 9th
1962 1000 km Nürburgring Alfa Romeo Giulietta
1962 1000 km Nürburgring Alfa Romeo Giulietta
1962 24 Hours of Le Mans Abarth-Simca 1300
1962 1000 km Paris Alfa Romeo Giulietta 12th
1964 Targa Florio Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ 4th
1964 1000 km Nürburgring Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ 13th

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alfonso Thiele". oldracingcars.com. Retrieved 19 June 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Il mio nome è Walkiria, donna guerriera | AboutUmbria Magazine" (in Italian). 25 April 2020. Retrieved 25 May 2020.
  3. ^ Enzari, Fiat Abarth record breakers
  4. ^ Racing Sports Cars.com Results for Alfonso Thiele