Felice Bonetto

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Felice Bonetto
Felice Bonetto.jpg
Born (1903-06-09)9 June 1903
Manerbio, Italy
Died 21 November 1953(1953-11-21) (aged 50)
Silao, Mexico
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality Italy Italian
Active years 19501953
Teams Maserati, Scuderia Milano and Alfa Romeo
Races 16 (15 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 2
Career points 17.5
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First race 1950 Swiss Grand Prix
Last race 1953 Italian Grand Prix

Felice Bonetto (9 June 1903 in Manerbio, near Brescia, Italy – 21 November 1953 in Silao, Mexico) was a racing driver who raced in Formula One for the Maserati, Scuderia Milano and Alfa Romeo teams.

He enjoyed a brief Formula One career, including a win in the non-Championship Portuguese Grand Prix in 1953, and also some success in sports car racing (2nd at the 1949 Mille Miglia, winner of the 1952 Targa Florio) until his fatal accident while driving a Lancia on the Carrera Panamericana, that he was leading, when he left the road after jumping uneven pavement before colliding with a lamp-post. Ultimately, that race was won by Juan Manuel Fangio. Felice Bonetto is buried at the Italian section of Mexico City's Dolores Cemetery


Complete Formula One World Championship results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 WDC Points
1950 Scuderia Milano Maserati 4CLT/50 Maserati Straight-4 GBR
DNA
MON
500
SUI
5
BEL
FRA
Ret
19th 2
Milano Speluzzi ITA
DNS
1951 Alfa Romeo SpA Alfa Romeo 159A Alfa Romeo Straight-8 SUI
500
BEL
FRA
GBR
4
GER
Ret
ITA
3
8th 7
Alfa Romeo 159M ESP
5
1952 Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati A6GCM Maserati Straight-6 SUI
500
BEL
FRA
GBR
GER
DSQ
NED
ITA
5
16th 2
1953 Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati A6GCM Maserati Straight-6 ARG
Ret
500
NED
3
BEL
FRA
Ret
GBR
6
GER
4
SUI
4
ITA
Ret
9th 6.5

Notes[edit]

Shared drive with José Froilán González
Shared drive with Juan Manuel Fangio