Louis Zborowski

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Count Louis Zborowski (20 February 1895 – 19 October 1924) was a racing driver and automobile engineer.

Biography

His father, Count William Eliot Morris Zborowski (1858–1903) was also a racing driver, and died in a racing crash, in 1903 at La Turbie Hillclimb in France near Nice. His mother was a wealthy American heiress, born Margaret Laura Astor Carey (1853–1911), a granddaughter of William Backhouse Astor, Sr. of the prominent Astor family. She had been Madame de Stuers before her divorce and marriage in 1882 to Count Eliot Zborowski.

He lived at Higham Park, a country estate at Bridge near Canterbury in Kent.

Zborowski was killed when he hit a tree during the Italian GP.

Racing career

Louis Zborowski's career as an amateur racing driver encompassed a wide experience of marques and events.

He was an early patron of Aston Martin, and raced for them at Brooklands and in the 1923 French Grand Prix.

In the 1923 Indianapolis 500 he drove a Bugatti.

He drove in the 1923 Italian Grand Prix at Monza in a car designed by American engineer Harry Arminius Miller, the single seat "American Miller 122".

Louis Zborowski joined the Mercedes team in 1924 but died in one of their cars, after hitting a tree during the Italian Grand Prix. He was just 29 years old.

Indy 500 results

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Car designs

Zborowski designed and built four of his own racing cars in the stables at Higham...
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