Onofre Marimón  Argentina

  • Full name Onofre Agustín Marimón
  • Birth date December 19, 1923
  • Birthplace Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Date of death July 31, 1954 (30 years 224 days)
  • Place of death Breidscheid, Germany
  • Teams Maserati
World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1951 Maserati 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 15 0 0 0 -
1953 Maserati 6 6 0 1 2 3 0 0 4 0 0 4 11
1954 Maserati 5 4 0 1 1 3 0 0 4 1 0 4.14 14
Total 12 11 0 2 3 3 0 0 4 1 0 8.14
Race Circuit Date
First race French Grand Prix Reims July 1, 1951 Race results
Last race German Grand Prix Nürburgring August 1, 1954 Race results
Profile

A protégé of Juan Manuel Fangio, Onofre joined the works Maserati team in 1953 after showing great promise. He stood in for Fangio in some early-season non-championship races, and when Fangio left to join Mercedes he found himself effectively leading the team. He finished an excellent third in the British Grand Prix, ahead of Fangio, and seemed destined for great things, but he was killed instantly in a crash at the Nurburgring during practice for the German Grand Prix in 1954.

Reproduced from The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Formula One published by Carlton Books

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