Onofre Marimón

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Onofre Marimón
Onofre Marimon.gif
Born (1923-12-23)23 December 1923
Died 31 July 1954(1954-07-31) (aged 30)
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality Argentina Argentine
Active years 1951, 19531954
Teams Maserati
Races 12 (11 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 2
Career points 8 17
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 1
First race 1951 French Grand Prix
Last race 1954 German Grand Prix

Onofre Agustín Marimón (December 23, 1923 – July 31, 1954) was a racing driver from Zárate, Buenos Aires, Argentina. He participated in 11 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on July 1, 1951. He achieved 2 podiums, and scored a total of 8 17 championship points.

Marimón was killed on July 31, 1954 during practice for the 1954 German Grand Prix, becoming the first driver to be fatally injured at a World Championship Grand Prix.

Marimón's Maserati left the Nürburgring race course at the Breidscheid curve near the Adenauer Bridge after he lost control attempting to improve his qualifying time. He died at the bottom of a steep and treacherous incline. He was going fast on a downgrade but failed to negotiate a sharp turn at the bottom. Marimón impacted a ditch, his Maserati shearing off a tree and rolling over a number of times. He was pinned underneath the car as it came to rest on its top with the wheels spinning in the air. Marimón was given the last rites by a Catholic priest before dying a few minutes after rescue workers freed him. It was thought that his braking unit failed.

Marimón's death trimmed the Maserati team to four drivers. His practice times had not been satisfactory enough for him to make the top 5 for the 1954 German Grand Prix. His best time was 21.3 seconds behind the record time of 9:50.1 set by Juan Manuel Fangio.[1]


Complete Formula One World Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Yr Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 WDC Points
1951 Scuderia Milano Maserati 4CLT/50 Milano Straight-4 SUI
500
BEL
FRA
Ret
GBR
GER
ITA
ESP
NC 0
1953 Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati A6GCM Maserati Straight-6 ARG
500
NED
BEL
3
FRA
9
GBR
Ret
GER
Ret
SUI
Ret
ITA
Ret
11th 4
1954 Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati 250F Maserati Straight-6 ARG
Ret
500
BEL
Ret
FRA
Ret
GBR
3
GER
DNS
SUI
ITA
ESP
13th 4 17

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marimon, Star Auto Racing Pilot, Killed In Time Trial, New York Times, August 1, 1954, Page S7.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Charles de Tornaco
Formula One fatal accidents
July 31, 1954
Succeeded by
Mario Alborghetti