Classic Car Catalogue

IX° Circuito di Pietro Bordino - Alessándria

Coppa Borodino - Alessandria GP
30 April 1933
Circuito di Pietro Bordino


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Entries and results:
No. Driver: Car: Model: Engine:   Entrant: Class: Pos.: Heat 1: Heat 2: Final:
2 Julio Villars Alfa Romeo Monza 2.3 S-8 Equipe Villars-Waldthausen     05th - 6th
4 Horst von Waldthausen Alfa Romeo Monza 2.3 S-8 Equipe Villars-Waldthausen     - dnf nc
6 Ferdinando Barbieri Maserati 4CM 1.1 S-4 F. Barbieri     07th - nc
8 Pietro Ghersi Bugatti T51 2.3 S-8 Scuderia Capredoni     - 04th dnf
10 Antonio Brivio Alfa Romeo Monza 2.6 S-8 Scuderia Ferrari     02nd - 3rd
12 Luigi Soffietti Alfa Romeo 6C 1.8 S-6 L. Soffietti     - 07th nc
12 Gugelielmo Carraroli Alfa Romeo 6C 1.8 S-6 L. Soffietti     dns dns dns
14 Tazio Nuvolari Alfa Romeo Monza 2.6 S-8 Scuderia Ferrari     01st - 1st
16 Carlo Felice Trossi Alfa Romeo Monza 2.6 S-8 Scuderia Ferrari     - 02nd 2nd
16 Eugenio Siena Alfa Romeo Monza 2.6 S-8 Scuderia Ferrari     dns dns dns
18 Renato Balestrero Alfa Romeo 8C-2300 spider 2.3 S-8 R. Balestrero     06th - nc
20 Federico Valpreda Maserati 26M 2.5 S-8 F. Valpreda     - 03rd 4th
22 Francesco Matrullo Maserati 4CM 1.1 S-4 F. Matrullo     09th - nc
24 Luigi Premoli BMP Maserati 8C 2.8 S-8 L. Premoli     - 05th dnf
26 Luciano Uboldi Maserati 4CM 1.1 S-4 L. Uboldi     dnf - nc
28 Guido Landi Maserati 4CM 1.1 S-4 G. Landi     - 06th nc
30 Vittoria Orsini Maserati 26 1.1 S-8 V. Orsini     10th - nc
32 Secondo Corsi Maserati 26C 1.5 S-8 S. Corsi     - dnf nc
34 Carlo Castelbarco Alfa Romeo Monza 2.3 S-8 C. Castelbarco     03rd - 8th
36 Sir Henry Birkin Alfa Romeo Monza 2.3 S-8 Sir H. Birkin     dna dna dna
38 Paul Pietsch Alfa Romeo Monza 2.3 S-8 P. Pietsch     04th - 7th
40 Albino Pratesi Talbot 700 1.5 S-8 L. Platé     dna dna dna
42 Giovanni Alloatti Bugatti T51 2.3 S-8 G. Alloatti     dnf - nc
44 Giovanni Minozzi Bugatti T35C 2.0 S-8 G. Minozzi     - 01st 5th
46 Sandro Fabbri Maserati 26 1.5 S-8 S. Fabbri     dna dna dna
48 Giuseppe Furmanik Maserati 4CM 1.1 S-4 G. Furmatik     - dnf nc
50 Pietro Nicolotti Maserati 26 1.5 S-8 P. Nicolotti     08th - nc
52 Goffredo Zehender Maserati 8CM 3.0 S-8 G. Zehender     dns dns dns
54 Cavallero Alfa Romeo     dna dna dna
56 Achille Varzi Bugatti T51 2.3 S-8 A. Varzi     dns dns dna
Fastest lap in final race: Carlo Felice Trossi (Alfa Romeo) in 3m54.8s = 122.7 km/h (76.2 mph)
Winner's average speed: 115.5 km/h (71.7 mph)
Motor SportJune 1933

The start of the second heat.
The leading drivers are Ghersi (Bugatti No. 8), Waldthausen (Alfa Romeo No. 4),
Trossi (Alfa Romeo No. 16) and Carraroli (Alfa Romeo No. 12).
HELD on the Sunday following the Monaco G.P., the Bordino Grand Prix seemed likely to provide a further act in the Varzi v. Nuvolari duel, for both drivers appeared on the entry list. On the day of the race, however, the Bugatti driver had not arrived, and so Nuvolari was firm favourite at the start.
1929. Varzi (Alfa Romeo).
1930. Varzi (Alfa Romeo).
1931. Varzi (Bugatti).
1932. Not held.
Race held on the Circuit of Alessandria,
8 kilometres in length.
Length of race:
Heats 64 kilometres,
final 120 kilometres.
The Bordino Grand Prix, named after the famous Italian driver Pietro Bordino, is composed of two heats and a final. The heats are run over 8 laps of the 8 kilometre circuit, while the finalists have to cover 15 laps or 120 kilometres.
When the cars were lined up for the start of the first heat the weather was fine, though overcast. Nuvolari (Alfa Romeo) led from start to finish, but he was hard pressed by Brivio, on another Alfa. These two steadily gained on the rest of the field, and eventually finished with only 6 seconds between them. On one lap Nuvolari set up a new lap record of 3 mins. 14 secs. Some excitement was caused by Villars when his Alfa Romeo skidded into the straw barricades on one corner, a mishap which caused him to be last in the heat.
The chief Bugatti opposition of the day was provided by Minozzi, who won the second heat. His time, however, was considerably slower than that of Nuvolari, and he was followed closely by Count Trossi (Alfa Romeo).
Just as the final was due to start the rain began to fall; a perfect deluge which drenched the crowd and made conditions very difficult for the drivers. Nuvolari led at the end of the first lap, driving with care, and he was soon joined by his fellow-driver from the Scuderia Ferrari, Count Trossi. Their two Alfa Romeos seemed definitely faster than the other competitors, and they finally finished three minutes ahead of the third man, Brivio, on another Alfa Romeo.
Villars extricates his Alfa Romro from the starw barracades after a bad skid.
1st Heat.-
1, Nuvolari (Alfa Romeo), 26m. 37s.;
2, Brivio (Alfa Romeo), 26m. 43 3/5s.;
3, Castelbarco (Alfa Romeo), 27m. 30 4/5s.;
4, Pietsch (Alfa Romeo),;
5, Villars (Alfa Romeo).
2nd Heat.-
1, J. Minozzi (Bugatti), 32m. 22 1/5s.;
2, Trossi (Alfa Romeo), 32m. 23 3/5s.;
3, Valpura (Maserati), 32m. 35s.;
4, Ghersi (Bugatti);
5, Premoli (Maserati).
1, Nuvolari (Alfa Romeo), 1h. 2m. 21 2/5s.;
2, Trossi (Alfa Romeo), 1h. 2m. 25 2/5s.;
3, Brivio (Alfa Romeo), 1h. 5m. 41s.;
4, Valpura (Maserati) , 1h. 9m. 8s.;
5, Minozzi (Bugatti), 1h. 9m. 53s.;
6, Villars (Alfa Romeo), 1h. 13m. 55s.;
7, Pietsch (Alfa Romeo), 1h. 14m. 13s.;
8, Castelbarco (Alfa Romeo), 1h. 16m. 17s.