Friday, 24 September 2010

Women in the Mille Miglia


Lia Comirato Dumas, seven-time entrant

The original Mille Miglia was a road race across Italy, which ran between 1927 and 1957, with a break for the Second World War. There were 24 editions in total. It was run as a round of the World Sportscar Championship between 1953 and 1957.
It was stopped, in this format at least, after the 1957 running, when Alfonso de Portago, his co-driver and thirteen spectators died in an accident. After that, it ran as a regularity test, and later still, both a historic rally and a round of the modern Italian Rally Championship. Only the original event is charted here.
All the known female participants in the original road race are recorded here. For the sake of clarity, the woman's name is always given first in the case of a male/female driver pairing.
1928
Maria Antonietta d'Avanzo/Manuel de Teffé (Chrysler Tipo 72) - DNF
1929
Mimi Aylmer/E. Strignasacchi (Lancia Lambda Berlina) - 29th
Maria Antonietta d'Avanzo/Carlo Bruno (Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 SS) - DNF
1931
Maria Antonietta d'Avanzo/Carlo Castelbarco (Bugatti T43) - DNF
1932
Maria Antonietta d'Avanzo/Francesco Severi (Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS Spider Touring) - DNF
1934
Anna Maria Peduzzi/Gianfranco Comotti (Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 SSft Spider Brianza) - 13th, class win
Joan Hall/Eddie Hall (MG Magnette K3) - DNF
1936
Lia Comirato Dumas/Alberto Comirato (Fiat 508CS Balilla Sport) - 14th
Mimi Aylmer/Gambellini (Fiat 508 Balilla Gas) - DNF



Mimi Aylmer, actress and racer
1937
Lia Comirato Dumas/Alberto Comirato (Fiat 508CS Balilla Sport) - DNF
Elsie Wisdom/Tommy Wisdom (MG Tipo SA Berlina) - DNF
1938
Adele Macchia/Alberto Macchia (Fiat 1100MM Berlinetta Salvio) - 45th
Paola della Chiesa/Luigi della Chiesa (Fiat 1100 Sport) - DNF
Lia Comirato Dumas/Alberto Comirato (Fiat-Comirato 1100) - DNF
1940
Lia Comirato Dumas/Alberto Comirato (Fiat-Comirato 1100) - DNF
1947
Lia Comirato Dumas/Alberto Comirato (Fiat-Comirato 1100) - 8th
Mirella Quadri/L. Quadri (Fiat) - DNF
Irma Martelli/Geri (Fiat) - DNF
Leonida Crespi Perellino/Cesare Crespi Perellino (Fiat 1100S Berlinetta) - DNF
Carla Vincentini/Emilio Vincentini (BMW 308) - DNF
1948
Lia Comirato Dumas/Alberto Comirato (Fiat-Comirato 1100) - 2nd
Mirella Quadri/L. Quadri (Lancia Aprilia) - 20th
1949
Corinna Braccialini/P. Braccialini (Cisitalia 202 SMM) - 127th
Lia Comirato Dumas/Alberto Comirato (Fiat-Comirato 1100) - DNF
Mirella Quadri/L. Quadri (Lancia) - 20th
1950
Maria Teresa de Filippis/A. Motta (Urania) - DNF
Margherita Grosso/F. Grosso (Fiat 1100S Berlinetta) - DNF
Corinna Braccialini/P. Braccialini (Cisitalia 202 SMM) - DNF
1951
Yvonne Simon/Alberto Cacciari (Ferrari 166 MM Spider Vignale) - 90th
Betty Stapleton/Ernest Stapleton (Aston Martin Spa Special) - 111th
1952
Lia Comirato Dumas/Alberto Comirato (Siata Daina Gran Sport Fiat) - 62nd
Bianca Maria Piazza/Mario Piazza (Ferrari 195 Inter Berlinetta Vignale) - 83rd
Graziella Fontana/W. Giacometti (Fiat 500C) - 200th
Betty Stapleton/Ernest Stapleton (Aston Martin Spa Special) - DNF
1953
Olga della Beffa/Alberto della Beffa (Alfa Romeo 1900 TI) - 31st
Susanna Millo Heaurtaux/Jean Heaurtaux (Jaguar C Type) - 35th
Gilberte Thirion/Helmut Polensky (Porsche 356) - 64th
Dafne Bernardi/Ottavio Marazzi (Lancia Aurelia) - 75th
Anna Maria Peduzzi/Franco Goldoni (Stanguellini 750 Sport) - 117th
Graziella Fontana/W. Giacometti (Fiat 1100) - 120th
Maria T. Zambrini/Paul Guiraud (Peugeot 203) - 126th
Annie Bousquet/Simone des Forest (Renault 4CV) - 282nd
Bianca Maria Piazza/Mario Piazza (Ferrari 250 MM Pininfarina) - DNF
1954
Bianca Maria Piazza/Mario Piazza (Ferrari 250 MM Pininfarina) - 42nd
Gilberte Thirion/Annie Bousquet (Gordini T15S) - 55th
Franca Pittoni/Carlo Pittoni (Fiat 1100 Zagato) - 75th
Dafne Bernardi/Franco Torresi (Fiat 1100/103) - 85th
Madeleine Bochon/Lise Renaud (Renault 4CV) - 127th
Renata Angiolini/Giacomo Pizzagalli (Peugeot 203) - 136th
Giovanna Moscatelli/Pietro Manadori (Fiat 500C) - DNF
Anna Maria Peduzzi/Franco Goldoni (Stanguellini 750 Sport) - DNF
1955
Irene Terray/Pierre David (Peugeot 203 Special) - 52nd
Gilberte Thirion/Nadège Washer (Gordini T15S) - 57th
Anna Maria Peduzzi/Augusto Zocca (Stanguellini 750 Sport) - 99th
Maria Teresa Barozzi/Carlo Pelli (Fiat 1100 Zagato) - 158th
Gilberte Stempert (Panhard Dyna) - 161st
Nicole Angelvin/Marc Angelvin (Simca Aronde) - 186th
Mirella Agosti/Daniele Agosti (Fiat 1100/103) -198th
Luisa Pozzoli/Emilio Prudenzano (Fiat 1100/103 TV) - 209th
Renata Anselmo/Adolfo Peluso (Iso Isetta) - 277th
Lise Renaud/Regine Gordine (Moretti 750 Gran Sport) - DNF
Giovanna Moscatelli/Pietro Manadori (Fiat 500C) - DNF
Maria Teresa de Filippis (Maserati A6GCM) - DNF
(1956 and 1957 follow here)
Lia Comirato-Dumas image: http://www.fiat508cs.stellaleone.ch/mille-miglia.html
Mimi Aylmer image: http://www.balillaregistroitaliano.it/coppad'orodellittorio02.html

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