Ludovico Scarfiotti  Italy

  • Full name Ludovico Scarfiotti
  • Birth date October 18, 1933
  • Birthplace Turin, Italy
  • Date of death June 8, 1968 (34 years 234 days)
  • Place of death Obersalzberg, Germany
  • Teams Cooper, Eagle, Ferrari
World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1963 Ferrari 2 1 0 0 1 6 0 0 11 0 0 1 17
1964 Ferrari 1 1 0 0 1 9 0 0 16 0 0 0 -
1965 Ferrari 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 0 -
1966 Ferrari 2 2 1 1 1 1 0 2 2 1 0 9 10
1967 Ferrari, Eagle 3 3 0 0 1 6 0 0 9 0 0 1 20
1968 Cooper 3 3 0 0 2 4 0 0 12 0 0 6 16
Total 12 10 1 1 6 1 0 2 2 1 0 17
Race Circuit Date
First race Dutch Grand Prix Zandvoort June 23, 1963 Race results
Last race Monaco Grand Prix Monaco May 26, 1968 Race results
Profile

A member of the Agnelli family, Ludovico Scarfiotti was an expert hillclimber and made his name when he won the 1963 Le Mans 24 Hours alongside Lorenzo Bandini in a factory Ferrari 250P. The very next weekend he made his F1 debut at the Dutch Grand Prix and finished the race 6th, having qualified 11th. It was a reasonable result but he was still primarily a sportscar driver and went on to win the Sebring 12 Hours the same year sharing a Ferrari with John Surtees. In 1966 he wrote his name into Ferrari folklore by winning the Italian Grand Prix and, as of 2010, is still the last Italian to do so. He was then expected to become a full time F1 driver in 1967 but Chris Amon was favoured by Enzo Ferrari and Scarfiotti competed in just two championship grands prix for the Italian team. He shared victory at the 1967 non-championship Syracuse Grand Prix after a dead-heat with Ferrari team-mate Mike Parkes, but soon became disenchanted with the team. In 1968 he switched to Cooper and raced with some success until he was killed in a Porsche 908 during a hillclimb event in the German Alps. His car slid off the side of a mountain and was found suspended in the dense forest with Scarfiotti 50 metres away further down the hillside.

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September 4, 1966

Ludovico Scarfiotti leads Jim Clark

     

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