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Arturo Merzario

Arturo Merzario, 1979. Copyright Rich Harman 2009.  Used with permission.

Arturo Merzario, 1979. Copyright Rich Harman 2009. Used with permission.

Arturo Merzario, Goodwood Revival, Sussex, England, 14th September 2012. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2012. Used with Permission.

Arturo Merzario, Goodwood Revival, Sussex, England, 14th September 2012. Copyright LAT Photographic 2012. Used with Permission.

Born:

11 Mar 1943
Civenna, Como

Nationality:

Italy

Grands Prix:

57 (1972-1979)

F2 starts:

17 (1971-1981)

Teams:

Merzario (1978-1979)

Still races, in historics and Italian endurance. He also runs a driving academy and a lot of his drives in endurance are linked to this academy. A frequent visitor to the F1 paddock, he is still wearing his Stetson hat! Initially a racer in GT and hillclimbing, he impressed domestically to earn a contract with Ferrari in sportscars, which then turned into Formula 1 when Clay Regazzoni was injured. It all went very well until he lost his drive in 1974 and he went backwards down the Formula 1 grid. Little Art, as he was often known, then decided to run his own team but it was not a success. After retiring from racing in 1981, he became a team manager in Formula 2.

Biography last updated 23 Jan 2016