Jo Vonlanthen

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Jo Vonlanthen
Born (1942-05-31) 31 May 1942 (age 74)
St. Ursen, Switzerland
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality Switzerland Swiss
Active years 1975
Teams Williams
Entries 1
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First entry 1975 Austrian Grand Prix
Last entry 1975 Austrian Grand Prix

Joseph Vonlanthen (born 31 May 1942 in St. Ursen) is a former racing driver from Switzerland. He participated in one Formula One World Championship Grand Prix, on 17 August 1975, driving a Williams. He retired with engine failure, scoring no championship points.

Vonlanthen started in Formula Vee, before progressing to Formula Three, where he won the Swiss Formula 3 Championship. He found things a little tougher in Formula Two, but managed to secure a seat with Frank Williams for the non-championship Swiss Grand Prix in 1975, where he finished 14th. He also made a World Championship start in the 1975 Austrian Grand Prix. Vonlanthen can be considered lucky to have started this race, as he was only allowed to start when Wilson Fittipaldi suffered an injury in practice which prevented him from taking his place on the grid.

He subsequently returned to Formula 2 before disappearing from the sport's higher levels.

Racing record[edit]

Complete European Formula Two Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Pos. Pts
1973 Vonlanthen Racing Team GRD 273 Ford BDA MAL
Ret
HOC
DNQ
THR NÜR
18
PAU KIN NIV HOC
Ret
ROU MNZ
Ret
MAN
Ret
KAR
NC
PER
Ret
SAL
8
NOR
Ret
ALB VAL
3
20th 4
1974 Team Vonlanthen March 742 BMW M12 BAR
DNS
HOC
Ret
PAU SAL
NC
HOC
Ret
MUG
17
KAR
10
PER
9
HOC
7
VAL
11
NC 0
1975 Brissago Blauband Racing March 742 BMW M12 EST
2
16th 6
March 752 THR
9
HOC
DNQ
HOC
8
SAL
9
ROU
Ret
MUG
DNS
PER SIL ZOL NOG VAL
March 722 NÜR
DNS
PAU
1976 Jo Vonlanthen Racing March 752 BMW M12 HOC
Ret
THR VAL SAL PAU HOC
Ret
ROU MUG
DNQ
PER EST NOG HOC
13
NC 0

Complete Formula One World Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position, races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 WDC Pts.
1975 Frank Williams Racing Cars Williams FW03 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 ARG BRA RSA ESP MON BEL SWE NED FRA GBR GER AUT
Ret
ITA USA NC 0

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