FIAT was actively involved in motor racing before the First World War. In 1911 S74, company’s new GP racing car which featured a 14-liter four-cylinder engine, won American Grand Prize driven by American David Bruce-Brown. In 1911 Bruce-Brown led 2/3 of the distance at Grand Prix de’l ACF in Dieppe, but was disqualified for refueling outside the pits. FIAT SpA works team with the roster of American fellow drivers David Bruce-Brown, Barney Oldfield, Teddy Tetzlaf and Caleb Bragg was the favorite of 1912 American GP in Savannah. But few days before the event Bruce-Brown, winner of the American GP in 1910 and 1911, along with his mechanic Tony Scudelari was killed in a crash on the final lap of the practice. 1912 American GP, the final Grand Prix for S74, was won by David’s teammate Caleb Bragg.
|1912||Grand Prix||American GP|
|David Bruce-Brown||37||Fiat SpA|