Juan Zanelli

Juan Zanelli (1906–1944) was a Chilean racecar driver. He was born in Iquique, Chile in 1906. He raced in Grand Prix motor racing and hillclimbs from 1929 to 1936. In a Bugatti he won the 1929 and 1930 Bugatti GP at Le Mans, finished 8th in Alessandria in 1929 and 2nd in 1930, 2nd at the 1929 Marne GP and 3rd at the 1930 French GP at Pau. He won the 1933 Penya Rhin Grand Prix in Barcelona, Spain in an Alfa Romeo.

Juan Zanelli
Juan Zanelli at the 1929 Bugatti Grand Prix (2) (cropped).jpg
OccupationRacing driver

Zanelli won the Racing Cars division of the 1931 European Hillclimb Championship.

He died during a fight between members of the French Resistance (of which he was one), and members of the Gestapo, in the streets of Toulouse, France in 1944.


  • "THE GOLDEN ERA OF GP RACING 1934-40". Retrieved 2008-02-28.
Sporting achievements
Preceded by European Hill Climb Champion
(for Racing Cars)

Succeeded by