Dorino Serafini, ex-Ferrari works driver, has died, aged 91. Born in Pesaro, Italy, in 1909, the former motorcycle racer’s transition to four wheels was marred by a huge accident when his Maserati’s steering column failed in the 1947 Comminges Grand Prix.
He had just one world championship GP start to his name—the 1950 Italian, in which he shared the secondplaced Ferrari with Alberto Ascari (below right).
He went on to score more second places, in the Eva Peron Cup at Buenos Aires and at the Circuit of Garda.
However, another major accident, in the 1951 Mille Miglia, left him with a broken arm and leg and thereafter he raced less regularly.
He did make a victorious return, though, winning the GT class of the 1954 Brescia-Rome-Brescia in a Lancia, finishing seventh overall. JR