Another F.I.A.T. was driven by a novice Swiss-born driver whose name would eventually become one of the most famous brands in American car history ─Louis Chevrolet. Known for his daring and sometimes reckless racing style, Chevrolet completely destroyed his 110-hp F.I.A.T. the Monday before the race in a practice run. Uninjured, Chevrolet used a back-up 90-hp car for the race.