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Driver
See also: Designer

Arturo Merzario

 
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Details
Full NameArturo Francesco Merzario
Date of BirthThursday 11 March 1943
Born
Civenna
Como
Italy
F1 Career
Active Years1972–1979
Races Contested84
Average ClassificationMedian: 9, Mean: 9.19 (Standard deviation: 3.94)
Average Qualifying PositionMedian: 21, Mean: 20.15 (Standard deviation: 6.58)
Fastest Laps0
Average Fastest Lap PositionMedian: 20, Mean: 18.33 (Standard deviation: 5.65)
Races Led0
Debut1972 British GP
Last Race1979 United States GP
Championships
Drivers' Championship
1972 – 20th 
(1 point)
1973 – 12th 
(6 points)
1974 – 17th 
(4 points)
1975 – not classified
1976 – not classified
1977 – not classified
1978 – not classified
1979 – not classified
Constructors' Championship
1972 – 4th ( Ferrari / Ferrari
(scored 1 of 33 points, 3%)
1973 – 6th ( Ferrari / Ferrari
(scored 6 of 12 points, 50%)
1974 – 10th ( Iso Marlboro / Ford
(scored all 4 points, 100%)
1975 – not classified
1976 – not classified
1977 – not classified
1978 – not classified
1979 – not classified
Records
Records Held Today1. Most Failures to Qualify (25) – set at 1979 United States GP,
2. Most 27th Place Qualifications in a Season (1) – set at 1979 French GP
Records Held At Retirement1. Most Consecutive 4th Place Finishes (2) – set at 1979 French GP,
2. Most Retirements in a Season (11) – set at 1979 French GP,
3. Most Failures to Qualify (25) – set at 1979 United States GP,
4. Most 21st Place Qualifications (7) – set at 1979 French GP,
5. Most Failures to Qualify in a Season (12) – set at 1979 United States GP,
6. Most 27th Place Qualifications in a Season (1) – set at 1979 French GP
Records Ever Broken1. Most Consecutive 4th Place Finishes (2) – set at 1973 Monaco GP,
2. Most Consecutive 4th Place Finishes (2) – set at 1973 French GP,
3. Most Consecutive 4th Place Finishes (2) – set at 1973 Austrian GP,
4. Most Consecutive 4th Place Finishes (2) – set at 1974 Dutch GP,
5. Most 15th Place Qualifications in a Season (4) – set at 1974 United States GP,
6. Most Consecutive 4th Place Finishes (2) – set at 1975 Italian GP,
7. Most Retirements in a Season (11) – set at 1975 Italian GP,
8. Most 15th Place Qualifications in a Season (4) – set at 1975 Italian GP,
9. Most Consecutive 4th Place Finishes (2) – set at 1976 US West GP,
10. Most Retirements in a Season (11) – set at 1976 US West GP,
11. Most 15th Place Qualifications in a Season (4) – set at 1976 US West GP,
12. Most Consecutive 4th Place Finishes (2) – set at 1977 Spanish GP,
13. Most Retirements in a Season (11) – set at 1977 Spanish GP,
14. Most 15th Place Qualifications in a Season (4) – set at 1977 Spanish GP,
15. Most Consecutive 4th Place Finishes (2) – set at 1977 French GP,
16. Most Retirements in a Season (11) – set at 1977 French GP,
17. Most 15th Place Qualifications in a Season (4) – set at 1977 French GP,
18. Most Consecutive 4th Place Finishes (2) – set at 1978 Argentine GP,
19. Most Retirements in a Season (11) – set at 1978 Argentine GP,
20. Most 15th Place Qualifications in a Season (4) – set at 1978 Argentine GP,
21. Most Failures to Qualify (9) – set at 1978 Spanish GP,
22. Most Failures to Qualify (10) – set at 1978 French GP,
23. Most Failures to Qualify (11) – set at 1978 German GP,
24. Most Failures to Qualify (12) – set at 1978 Austrian GP,
25. Most Failures to Qualify (13) – set at 1978 Canadian GP,
26. Most Failures to Qualify (14) – set at 1979 Brazilian GP,
27. Most Failures to Qualify (15) – set at 1979 South African GP,
28. Most Failures to Qualify (16) – set at 1979 Spanish GP,
29. Most Failures to Qualify (17) – set at 1979 Belgian GP,
30. Most Consecutive 4th Place Finishes (2) – set at 1979 French GP,
31. Most Retirements in a Season (11) – set at 1979 French GP,
32. Most Failures to Qualify (18) – set at 1979 French GP,
33. Most 21st Place Qualifications (7) – set at 1979 French GP,
34. Most 27th Place Qualifications in a Season (1) – set at 1979 French GP,
35. Most Failures to Qualify (19) – set at 1979 British GP,
36. Most Failures to Qualify (20) – set at 1979 German GP,
37. Most Failures to Qualify (21) – set at 1979 Austrian GP,
38. Most Failures to Qualify (22) – set at 1979 Dutch GP,
39. Most Failures to Qualify in a Season (9) – set at 1979 Dutch GP,
40. Most Failures to Qualify (23) – set at 1979 Italian GP,
41. Most Failures to Qualify in a Season (10) – set at 1979 Italian GP,
42. Most Failures to Qualify (24) – set at 1979 Canadian GP,
43. Most Failures to Qualify in a Season (11) – set at 1979 Canadian GP,
44. Most Failures to Qualify (25) – set at 1979 United States GP,
45. Most Failures to Qualify in a Season (12) – set at 1979 United States GP

Partners
Team MateRacesYears
 Jacky Ickx
8
1972–1973
 Clay Regazzoni
1
1972
 Tom Belso
3
1974
 Gijs van Lennep
2
1974
 Jean-Pierre Jabouille
1
1974
 Jacques Laffite
10
1974–1975
 Tony Brise
1
1975
 Chris Amon
1
1976
 Warwick Brown
1
1976
 Hans Binder
1
1976
 Masami Kuwashima
1
1976
 Alan Jones
1
1977
 Alberto Colombo
1
1978
Team RacesYears
Ferrari
11
1972–1973
Williams
20
1974–1975
Fittipaldi
1
1975
March
7
1976
Wolf
7
1976
Merzario
37
1977–1979
Shadow
1
1977
Car ManufacturerRacesYears
Ferrari
11
1972–1973
Iso Marlboro
14
1974
Williams
6
1975
Fittipaldi
1
1975
March
14
1976–1977
Wolf-Williams
7
1976
Shadow
1
1977
Merzario
30
1978–1979
Engine ManufacturerRacesYears
Ferrari
11
1972–1973
Ford
73
1974–1979
Tyre ManufacturerRacesYears
Firestone
16
1972, 1974
Goodyear
68
1973, 1975–1979
Lubricant ManufacturerRacesYears
Shell
11
1972–1973
Fina
27
1974–1976
EntrantRacesYears
Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
11
1972–1973
Frank Williams Racing Cars
20
1974–1975
Copersucar-Fittipaldi
1
1975
Ovoro Team March
7
1976
Walter Wolf Racing
7
1976
Team Merzario
37
1977–1979
Shadow Racing Team
1
1977
Chassis DesignerRacesYears
Mauro Forghieri
11
1972–1973
John Clarke
19
1974–1975
Ray Stokoe
1
1975
Richard Divila
1
1975
Robin Herd
14
1976–1977
Harvey Postlethwaite
7
1976
Tony Southgate
1
1977
Dave Wass
1
1977
Arturo Merzario
20
1978–1979
Giorgio Valentini
3
1979
Giampaolo Dallara
7
1979
Car ModelRacesYears
Ferrari 312B2-72
2
1972
Ferrari 312B2
3
1973
Ferrari 312B3
6
1973
Iso Marlboro FW01
2
1974
Iso Marlboro FW02
3
1974
Iso Marlboro FW03
9
1974
Williams FW01
1
1975
Williams FW03
4
1975
Williams FW04
1
1975
Fittipaldi FD03
1
1975
March 761
7
1976
Wolf-Williams FW05
7
1976
March 761B
7
1977
Shadow DN8
1
1977
Merzario A1
16
1978
Merzario A1B
4
1979
Merzario A2
3
1979
Merzario A4
7
1979
Car NumberRacesYears
Car 6
1
1972
Car 19
1
1972
Car 20
28
1973–1976
Car 10
1
1973
Car 9
1
1973
Car 4
6
1973
Car 30
1
1975
Car 35
7
1976
Car 37
23
1977–1978
Car 16
1
1977
Car 24
14
1979
Team SponsorRacesYears
Fiat
2
1972
Firestone
2
1972
Heuer
2
1972
Shell
2
1972
Agip
9
1973
Champion
32
1973, 1975, 1977–1978
Ferodo
9
1973
Goodyear
33
1973, 1976–1978
Magneti Marelli
9
1973
Fina
27
1974–1976
Iso
14
1974
Marlboro
57
1974–1976, 1978–1979
Personal
36
1974–1975, 1978
Ambrozium
6
1975
Copersucar
1
1975
Ovoro
7
1976
Ambrosio
1
1977
Tabatip
1
1977
Villiger
1
1977
Flor Bath
30
1978–1979
Koni
16
1978
La Varesina SOFAM
14
1979
Rete
14
1979

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