Sergio Mantovani (May 22, 1929 - February 23, 2001) was a racing driver from Milan, Italy. He entered 8 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on September 13, 1953. He started 7 of those races, all for Maserati. His best results were two fifth-place finishes, and he scored a total of 4 championship points. In non-Championship F1 events, he finished third in the Syracuse and Rome Grands Prix in 1954.

Sergio Mantovani
Born(1929-05-22)22 May 1929
Cusano Milanino, Kingdom of Italy
Died23 February 2001(2001-02-23) (aged 71)
Milan, Italy
Formula One World Championship career
NationalityItaly Italian
Active years1953-1955
TeamsMaserati
Entries8 (7 starts)
Championships0
Wins0
Podiums0
Career points4
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
First entry1953 Italian Grand Prix
Last entry1955 Argentine Grand Prix

After he lost a leg in a crash during practice for the Valentino Grand Prix in 1955, Mantovani retired and became involved with the Italian Sporting Commission.[1]

Complete Formula One World Championship resultsEdit

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 WDC Points
1953 Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati A6GCM Maserati Straight-6 ARG 500 NED BEL FRA GBR GER SUI ITA
7 *
NC 0
1954 Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati 250F Maserati Straight-6 ARG 500 BEL
7
FRA
DNS
GBR GER
5
SUI
5
ITA
9
ESP
Ret
16th 4
1955 Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati 250F Maserati Straight-6 ARG
7 †
MON 500 BEL NED GBR ITA NC 0
* Indicates shared drive with Luigi Musso
† Indicates shared drive with Luigi Musso and Harry Schell in Musso's car. Mantovani shared his own car with Musso and Jean Behra before it developed fuel system problems and was retired from the race.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Small, Steve (1994). The Guinness Complete Grand Prix Who's Who. Guinness. p. 243. ISBN 0851127029.