15. The divorce from Ferrari

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8-9 April 1933. A second victory for Nuvolari in the Mille Miglia, this time driving an Alfa Romeo 8C2300 MM. Next to Tazio, his mechanic and personal friend Decimo Compagnoni..

In 1933 Nuvolari won 11 races. On the racing side this was certainly a positive season, but otherwise it was characterized by disagreements and tension. Tazio won the Tunisian Gran Prix, the Mille Miglia, the Circuit of Alessandria, the Eifelrennen, the Grand Prix of Nimes and the 24 Hours of Le Mans; but then he decided to divorce from the Scuderia Ferrari. Tazio was led to this move by being convinced that, by going it alone, he could get better cars and make more money, too.
At the start of the Belgium Grand Prix, he appeared with a Maserati 8CM prepared by his personal mechanic Decimo Compagnoni. He won in Belgium, in the Coppa Ciano and in the
Grand Prix of Nice, ending the season on the Spanish track in San Sebastian, where he had a serious accident.
In 1933 he drove 5 different cars: Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Spyder (Passo Corto), Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Le Mans, 8C 2600 Monza, Maserati 8CM.
He had also a MG Magnette K3 for the Tourist Trophy where Nuvolari was, of course, first overall.

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