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Story of Antonio Pizzagalli

15 June 2021

By Anna (grand-daughter)

Antonio Pizzagalli born in Milan (Italy). Studied at the Military School of Verona and Milano. Raised in an upper class family of Military descendance he had higher aspirations than becoming a General or Cornell like his father and grandfather.

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Pizzagalli driven by his passion for motors and motor sports decides to start racing in competitions such as The Mille Miglia but his passion lays more in the organizational side of the sport and with success moves on to becoming one of the most well respected organizers of F2 and F3 at international level.

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After years of being involved in F2 and F3 as the main founder of the (Scuderia Sorocaima) in Venezuela, encouraged by his friend F1 champion race car driver Juan Miguel Fangio he makes the big move to F1 and continues to organize races and mentor drivers before each race for many years to come (see picture below). Pizzagalli makes a name for himself in the F1, F2 and F3 industries and leads the South and North American and European F1 car racing circuits for over two decades.

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In the late 70's he leaves Europe for Australia and becomes the director of Italian Newspaper Il Globo and contributes to articles for newspaper La Fiamma. In his almost 30 years of living in Australia he quickly becomes amongst the most well known journalists of his time within the various ethnic and Australian political communities and contributes to Political Speech writing for many candidates and political figures. He also leads as a talent agent and show business scout for many years until his passing away in the late 90's.

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