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Jo Vonlanthen

Jo Vonlanthen. Copyright Jo Vonlanthen, permission to use given and supplied to Gergely Gabris, 2009.

Jo Vonlanthen. Copyright Jo Vonlanthen, permission to use given and supplied to Gergely Gabris, 2009.

Jo Vonlanthen, Ancien Pilotes meeting, Stuttgart, 2012. Copyright Carlos Ghys(www.carlosghys.be), 2012. Used with Permission.

Jo Vonlanthen, Ancien Pilotes meeting, Stuttgart, 2012. Copyright Carlos Ghys(www.carlosghys.be), 2012. Used with Permission.

Born:

31 May 1942
St. Ursen

Nationality:

Switzerland

Grands Prix:

1 (1975)

F2 starts:

26 (1973-1976)

Was a garage owner when he entered Formula 1 and he still is today! His base is near Locarno. He also organises Formula 1 racing exhibitions and has a large private F1 car collection. Vonlanthen also is a keen historic event attendee. A former Formula Vee and Formula 3 driver, this enthusiastic privateer raced for some while in Formula 2 but didn't have that much success, other than a non-championship win at Ulm-Laupheim in 1972. Vonlanthen retired at the end of the 1976 season to concentrate fully on his car dealership.

Biography last updated 8 Mar 2016