Ottorino Volonterio

Ottorino Volonterio (7 December 1917 – 10 March 2003) was a racing driver from Switzerland. He was born in Orselina and was trained as a lawyer,[1] before he began participating in sports car racing.[2] He debuted in Formula One at the 1954 Spanish Grand Prix on 24 October 1954 in a Maserati 250F, but was not successful in the three World Championship Grands Prix he entered,[2] and only finished the Italian Grand Prix 15 laps behind the winner.[3] Volonterio continued to compete in non-championship Formula One races and sports cars, with his best result a second place in the Coupe de Paris at Montlhéry in 1955.[3] He also fielded Grand Prix cars for other drivers. He continued racing until 1973, and died in Lugano in 2003.[1]

Ottorino Volonterio
Born(1917-12-07)7 December 1917
Orselina, Switzerland
Died10 March 2003(2003-03-10) (aged 85)
Lugano, Switzerland
Formula One World Championship career
NationalitySwitzerland Swiss
Active years1954, 19561957
Teamsprivately entered Maserati
Career points0
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
First entry1954 Spanish Grand Prix
Last entry1957 Italian Grand Prix

Complete World Championship Formula One Grand Prix resultsEdit


Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 WDC Points
1954 Baron de Graffenried Maserati 250F Maserati Straight-6 ARG 500 BEL FRA GBR GER SUI ITA ESP
Ret *
NC 0
1956 Scuderia Centro Sud Maserati A6GCM/250F Maserati Straight-6 ARG MON 500 BEL FRA GBR
NC 0
Ottorino Volonterio GER
1957 Ottorino Volonterio Maserati 250F Maserati Straight-6 ARG MON 500 FRA GBR GER PES ITA
11 †
NC 0
* Indicates shared drive with Toulo de Graffenried
† Indicates shared drive with André Simon


  1. ^ a b Jenkins, Richards. "Where are they now: Ottorino Volonterio". Old Racing Cars. Retrieved 23 February 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Ottorino Volonterio profile". Inside F1. Retrieved 23 February 2012.
  3. ^ a b "Statistics, Ottorino Volonterio". Autocourse Grand Prix Archive. Crash Media Group. Archived from the original on 1 January 2013. Retrieved 23 February 2012.