Renzo Zorzi

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Renzo Zorzi
Born (1946-12-12) 12 December 1946 (age 68)
Ziano di Fiemme, Trentino, Italia
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality Italy Italian
Active years 1975 - 1977
Teams Williams, Shadow
Races 7
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 1
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First race 1975 Italian Grand Prix
Last race 1977 Spanish Grand Prix

Renzo Zorzi (born December 12, 1946 in Ziano di Fiemme, Trentino) is a former racing driver from Italy who participated in 7 Formula One Grands Prix between 1975 and 1977.

Between odd races for Williams in Formula One, Zorzi raced in Formula 3. In 1977 he raced with Shadow, backed by their Italian sponsor Franco Ambrosio. He was cut from the team after five races, in which he finished once, scoring one World Championship point. He later raced in the Aurora AFX F1 series, driving an Arrows.

Zorzi was indirectly involved in a horrific accident during the 1977 South African Grand Prix, when he retired his car with an engine failure, which resulted in a small fire. Despite Zorzi dealing with the fire with his on-board extinguisher, two fire marshals ran across the track and one, Frederick Jansen Van Vuuren, was struck and killed by the car of Zorzi's team-mate Tom Pryce, who was also killed.

Zorzi now runs a Pirelli driving school in southern Italy.[1]

Complete Formula One World Championship results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 WDC Points
1975 Frank Williams Racing Cars Williams FW03 Cosworth V8 ARG
BRA
RSA
ESP
MON
BEL
SWE
NED
FRA
GBR
GER
AUT
ITA
14
USA
NC 0
1976 Frank Williams Racing Cars Williams FW04 Cosworth V8 BRA
9
RSA
USW
ESP
BEL
MON
SWE
FRA
GBR
GER
AUT
NED
ITA
CAN
USA
JPN
NC 0
1977 Shadow Racing Team Shadow DN5B Cosworth V8 ARG
Ret
BRA
6
19th 1
Shadow DN8 RSA
Ret
USW
Ret
ESP
Ret
MON
BEL
SWE
FRA
GBR
GER
AUT
NED
ITA
USA
CAN
JPN

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The World Championship drivers - Where are they now?". oldracingcars.com. Retrieved 2007-01-11.