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Jean-Pierre Wimille

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Jean-Pierre Wimille (26 February 1908 – 28 January 1949) was a Grand Prix motor racing driver and a member of the French Resistance during World War II. Before the war he drove for the French Bugatti team and after the war for the Italian Alfa Romeo. He died in a crash at the 1949 Buenos Aires Grand Prix. He is considered the best driver of his time and one of the greatest French drivers of all time. Five times World Champion Juan Manuel Fangio himself had taken him as a model. Biography Born in Paris, France to a father who loved motor sports and was employed as the motoring correspondent for the Petit Parisien newspaper, Jean-Pierre Wimille developed a fascination with racing cars at a young age. He was 22 years old when he made his Grand Prix debut, driving a Bugatti 37A at the 1930 French Grand Prix in Pau. Career Driving a Bugatti T51, in 1932 he won the La Turbie hill climb, the Grand Prix de Lorraine and the Grand Prix d'Oran. In 1934 he was the victor at th
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