It was Manzon's first outing in a Ferrari, and the car had a central throttle pedal and the brake on the right, which Manzon was not used to. Despite complaining to Nello Ugolini that he could never drive a car like that, Ugolini convinced him to go out and try some tentative laps in practice. On the fourth lap, he took a curve too fast (probably due to the strange pedal configuration), took down two mile stones, jumped into the air and cut down a tree to only half a metre high. Manzon was thrown out and lucky to not be injured. In the race, the number #24 Ferrari 553 was driven by Maglioli and presumably wasn't in the same chassis as Manzon rather destroyed this one.
Swiss Grand Prix
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