During his Formula One debut at Zandvoort’s 1963 Dutch Grand Prix, Scarfiotti (4) finds himself about to be lapped by dominant victor Jim Clark in the works Lotus 25-Climax. Scarfiotti would finish 6th, two laps in arears, but in the points.
Like his uncle Gianni Agnelli, Ludovico Scarfiotti was a suave, well-mannered gentleman who was no stranger to the privileges of wealth. He was, perhaps, no Grand Prix star—except on one gifted day in 1966—but he turned himself into an immensely capable hillclimber and sports car racer. Born in Turin in October 1933, this handsome aristocrat with a Tony Curtis hairstyle was drawn to motor racing at the age of 23, when he competed in the last Mille Miglia in 1957….
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