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Italian
5 June 1908
18 June 1977 (69)
Jorge Daponte (5 June 1923)
Umberto Maglioli (5 June 1928)

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9th (1951 Italian Grand Prix)
7th (1950 French Grand Prix)
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1950 Monaco Grand Prix
1952 Italian Grand Prix

about Franco Rol

Franco Rol (June 5, 1908 in Turin – June 18, 1977 in Rapallo) was a racing driver from Italy. He participated in five Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on May 21, 1950. He scored no championship points. He also participated in many non-championship Formula One events.


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1950, 1951, 1952,

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season teammate
1950 David Hampshire
Brian Shawe Taylor
Prince Bira
David Murray
Toulo de Graffenried
Louis Chiron
Joe Fry
José Froilán González
Alfredo Pián
Travis Webb
Henry Banks
Felice Bonetto
Nello Pagani
Toni Branca
Reg Parnell
Franco Comotti
Paul Pietsch
Maserati compare 1950
1952 Toulo de Graffenried
Harry Schell
Philippe Étancelin
Gino Bianco
Eitel Cantoni
Felice Bonetto
Chico Landi
Jan Flinterman
José Froilán González
Alberto Crespo
Maserati compare 1952

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