Nanni Galli

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Nanni Galli
A man wearing a yellow helmet driving a red racecar
Galli driving Alfa Romeo 33.3 at the Nürburgring in 1971
Born(1940-10-02)2 October 1940
Bologna, Italy
Died12 October 2019(2019-10-12) (aged 79)
Prato, Italy
Formula One World Championship career
NationalityItaly Italian
Active years19701973
TeamMcLaren, March, Tecno, Ferrari, Williams
Entries20 (17 starts)
Championships0
Wins0
Podiums0
Career points0
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
First entry1970 Italian Grand Prix
Last entry1973 Monaco Grand Prix

Giovanni Giuseppe Gilberto "Nanni" Galli (2 October 1940 – 12 October 2019) was an Italian saloon, sports-car and Formula One driver of the 1960s and 1970s.

Galli driving for Ferrari at the 1972 French Grand Prix at Clemont-Ferrand.

Born in Bologna, Galli started his career in endurance racing. He won the Circuit of Mugello race in 1968 and finished second in the Targa Florio (with Ignazio Giunti) the same year. In the 1968 24 Hours of Le Mans, Galli and Giunti finished 4th in an Alfa Romeo T33/2. The following year at Le Mans, he shared a drive with Robin Widdows and they finished 7th in a Matra. Galli's final appearance at Le Mans was in 1970, where he shared a Alfa Romeo T33/3 with Rolf Stommelen. They did not finish.

Galli driving for Tecno at the 1972 Italian Grand Prix.

Galli moved briefly into Formula One in 1970, debuting in the 1970 Italian Grand Prix with a McLaren-Alfa, and had a handful of drives over the next couple of years, finishing 3rd in the non-championship Grand Prix of the Italian Republic at Vallelunga in 1972 for the small Tecno team.

His one shot at the big time came that year when he drove for Ferrari in the 1972 French Grand Prix at Circuit Charade near Clermont-Ferrand. Galli qualified 20th and finished only 13th. After half a dozen outings in an uncompetitive car for Frank Williams the following year, Galli announced his retirement.

Galli participated in 20 World Championship Grands Prix in total, scoring no championship points.

Galli died on 12 October 2019 in Prato at the age of 79.[1]

Racing record[edit]

Complete British Saloon Car Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap.)

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 DC Pts Class
1967 Autodelta S.p.A. Alfa Romeo 1600 GTA C BRH SNE
Ret
SIL SIL MAL SIL SIL BRH OUL BRH NC 0 NC
1970 Autodelta S.p.A. Alfa Romeo 2000 GTAm C BRH SNE THR SIL CRY SIL SIL
4
CRO BRH OUL BRH BRH 24th 12 8th
Source:[2]

Complete Formula One World Championship results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 WDC Points
1970 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing McLaren M7D Alfa Romeo V8 RSA ESP MON BEL NED FRA GBR GER AUT ITA
DNQ
CAN USA MEX NC 0
1971 STP March March 711 Alfa Romeo V8 RSA ESP MON
DNQ
NED
Ret
GER
12
AUT
12
NC 0
Cosworth V8 FRA
DNS
GBR
11
ITA
Ret
CAN
16
USA
Ret
1972 Martini Racing Team Tecno PA123 Tecno
Flat-12
ARG RSA ESP MON BEL
Ret
GBR
Ret
GER AUT
NC
ITA
Ret
CAN USA NC 0
Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 312B Ferrari
Flat-12
FRA
13
1973 Frank Williams Racing Cars Iso-Marlboro FX3B Cosworth V8 ARG
Ret
BRA
9
RSA NC 0
Iso-Marlboro IR ESP
11
BEL
Ret
MON
Ret
SWE FRA GBR NED GER AUT ITA CAN USA

References[edit]

  1. ^ "E' morto Nanni Galli, imprenditore e pilota". lanazione.it (in Italian). Archived from the original on 13 October 2019. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  2. ^ de Jong, Frank. "British Saloon Car Championship". History of Touring Car Racing 1952-1993. Retrieved 23 September 2022.

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