Arturo Merzario  Italy

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World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1972 Ferrari 2 2 0 0 2 6 0 0 9 0 0 1 20
1973 Ferrari 9 9 0 0 7 4 0 0 6 0 0 6 12
1974 Iso Marlboro 14 14 0 0 3 4 0 0 3 0 0 4 17
1975 Williams, Fittipaldi 7 6 0 0 1 11 0 0 11 0 0 0 -
1976 March, Wolf-Williams 14 11 0 0 2 9 0 0 9 0 0 0 -
1977 March, Shadow 8 5 0 0 1 14 0 0 14 0 0 0 -
1978 Merzario 16 8 0 0 0 - 0 0 20 0 0 0 -
1979 Merzario 14 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 22 0 0 0 -
Total 84 57 0 0 16 4 0 0 3 0 0 11
Race Circuit Date
First race British Grand Prix Brands Hatch July 15, 1972 Race results
Last race United States Grand Prix Watkins Glen October 7, 1979 Race results
Profile

Little Arturo made his name in sports cars before joining Ferrari in 1970. By 1972 he had put in enough promising performances to be promoted to the grand prix team mid-season. His feistiness served him well through Ferrari's nadir in 1973. It also appealed to Frank Williams, who signed Arturo in 1974. He took a couple of good points finishes, but things did not go well the following year, and he quit mid-season. He drove a works March in 1976, and ran his own private March in 1977 before setting up his own team in 1978. The car, however, was a disaster and he wound up his Formula One career having exhausted most of his funds.

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

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