Ottorino Volonterio

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Ottorino Volonterio
Born (1917-12-07)7 December 1917
Orselina, Switzerland

10 March 2003(2003-03-10) (aged 85)
Lugano Switzerland

Years = 1954, 19561957
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality Switzerland Swiss
Teams privately entered Maserati
Entries 3
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First entry 1954 Spanish Grand Prix
Last entry 1957 Italian Grand Prix

Ottorino Volonterio (7 December 1917 – 10 March 2003) was a racing driver from Switzerland. He was born in Orselina and was trained as a lawyer,[1] before he began participating in sports car racing.[2] He debuted in Formula One at the 1954 Spanish Grand Prix on 24 October 1954 in a Maserati 250F, but was not successful in the three World Championship Grands Prix he entered,[2] and only finished the Italian Grand Prix 15 laps behind the winner.[3] Volonterio continued to compete in non-championship Formula One races and sports cars, with his best result a second place in the Coupe de Paris at Montlhéry in 1955.[3] He continued racing until 1973, and died in Lugano in 2003.[1]

Complete World Championship Formula One Grand Prix results[edit]


Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 WDC Points
1954 Baron de Graffenried Maserati 250F Maserati Straight-6 ARG 500 BEL FRA GBR GER SUI ITA ESP
Ret *
NC 0
1956 Scuderia Centro Sud Maserati A6GCM/250F Maserati Straight-6 ARG MON 500 BEL FRA GBR
NC 0
Ottorino Volonterio GER
1957 Ottorino Volonterio Maserati 250F Maserati Straight-6 ARG MON 500 FRA GBR GER PES ITA
11 †
NC 0
* Indicates shared drive with Toulo de Graffenried
† Indicates shared drive with André Simon


  1. ^ a b Jenkins, Richards. "Where are they now: Ottorino Volonterio". Old Racing Cars. Retrieved 23 February 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Ottorino Volonterio profile". Inside F1. Retrieved 23 February 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Statistics, Ottorino Volonterio". Autocourse Grand Prix Archive. Crash Media Group. Retrieved 23 February 2012.