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|Formula One World Championship Career|
|Team(s)||Ferrari, Williams, Fittipaldi, March, Wolf, Merzario|
|Grands Prix||85 (57 starts)|
|First Grand Prix||1972 British Grand Prix|
|Last Grand Prix||1979 United States Grand Prix|
Arturo Francesco "Little Art" Merzario (born March 11, 1943 in Civenna, Como) (real name Arturio - blunder on name registration - sometimes used on his helmet) is a former racing driver from Italy. He participated in 85 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on July 15, 1972. He scored 11 championship points.
During his first season in Formula One in 1972 with Ferrari, Merzario also participated in sports car racing, winning the Spa 1000 km, the Targa Florio and the Rand 9 Hour races. After a difficult year with Ferrari in 1973, he moved to Williams and finished third in a non-Championship race in Brazil, but the Championship seasons of 1974 and 1975 proved unsuccessful. Merzario quit during the 1975 season to return to sports cars with Alfa Romeo, winning four races plus the Targa Florio again.
Merzario returned to Formula One in 1976, first with March, and then with Wolf, but again there were no decent results. When Merzario could no longer find a drive with established teams, he set up his own Merzario team in 1977 which struggled in Formula One for three years, initially with March cars before building their own chassis, and later moving down to Formula Two.
In his time in Formula One in the 1970s he was often photographed wearing a cowboy hat with sponsorship patches from Marlboro.
Little Art is still active in sports car racing well into his sixties, driving mostly in an Italian prototype series.
Complete Formula One World Championship results
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