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Bartolomeo Costantini
12/6/1889 - 19/7/1941

Meo Costantini was an Italian aviator and racing driver, best known as the sporting manager of Bugatti.

Bartolomeo Costantini died 80 years ago, he was 52

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Bartolomeo "Meo" Costantini was born in Vittorio Veneto, Italy. He was an Italian aviator and racing car driver, known for being the sporting manager of Bugatti.

He joined the Italo-Turkish War (1911) and became known in the first world war, where Capitano Costantini became a flying ace with six victories flying a Spad S.VII in the Squadriglia degli Assi, part of the Corpo Aeronautico Militare.

Costantini was a racing driver in the Aquila Italiana team (1914-17). He joined Bugatti (1923) and won two Targa Florio in a Bugatti Type 35 (1925-26), won the Circuito Lasarte (1926), and in a Bugatti T39 (4802), took second in French GP in 1926. He remained racing team manager until 1935 when he was replaced by Jean Bugatti.


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