Menato Boffa

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Menato Boffa
Born (1930-01-04)4 January 1930
Benevento, Italy
Died 28 September 1996(1996-09-28) (aged 66)
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality Italy Italian
Active years 1961
Teams privateer Cooper
Races 5 inc. non-championship races (3 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First race 1961 Vienna Grand Prix
Last race 1961 Italian Grand Prix

Menato Boffa (4 January 1930 in Benevento, Italy – 28 September 1996)[1] was an Italian former racing driver.

Boffa raced in Formula Junior in 1960, and the following year, he entered four non-championship Formula One races with a Cooper T45.[2] In the poorly attended 1961 Vienna Grand Prix he qualified fourth and was classified fifth, albeit 14 laps down on the winner. At Syracuse he started 17th and finished ninth, seven laps down. However, in Naples he retired on lap five after an accident with Keith Greene, and later in the year he failed to qualify for the Modena Grand Prix where he was 3.5 seconds slower than pole-sitter Stirling Moss. The following week, he was on the entry list for the 1961 Italian Grand Prix but withdrew before the event.[3] After the 1961 season, Boffa moved away from Formula One and did not participate at that level again.

Complete Formula One World Championship results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 WDC Points
1961 Menato Boffa Cooper T45 Climax Straight-4 MON NED BEL FRA GBR GER ITA
DNA
USA NC 0

Non-Championship Formula One results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
1961 Menato Boffa Cooper T45 Climax Straight-4 LOM GLV PAU BRX VIE
5
AIN SYR
9
NAP
Ret
LON SIL SOL KAN DAN MOD
DNQ
FLG OUL LEW VAL RAN NAT RSA

References[edit]

  1. ^ motorsportmemorial retrieved 26 July 2010
  2. ^ John Thompson, "The Formula One Record Book", Frewin, 1974, pp.18-49.
  3. ^ John Thompson, "The Formula One Record Book", Frewin, 1974, pp.50-51.