Nino Vaccarella  Italy

World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1961 De Tomaso 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 20 0 0 0 -
1962 Team Lotus, Porsche 3 2 0 0 2 9 0 0 14 0 0 0 -
1965 Ferrari 1 1 0 0 1 12 0 0 15 0 0 0 -
Total 5 4 0 0 3 9 0 0 14 0 0 0
Race Circuit Date
First race Italian Grand Prix Monza September 10, 1961 Race results
Last race Italian Grand Prix Monza September 12, 1965 Race results
Profile

Nino Vaccarella only started four grand prix but was a legendary sports car driver in his native Italy and a favourite at Ferrari. The former school headmaster didn't make his F1 debut until he was 29, and only once drove in a competitive car once for Ferrari. However, he won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1964 driving for the legendary Italian marque and was a three time winner of the Targa Florio in 1965, 1971 and 1975. In 1966 he and his co-driver Lorenzo Bandini led most of the way in the Sicilian endurance race and looked set for a comfortable win in the beautiful Ferrari 330 P3. However, Vaccarella lost control while waving to the crowd and crashed into a wall with Viva Nino emblazoned across it in paint.

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