Ludovico Scarfiotti

Ludovico Scarfiotti ( born October 18, 1933, Turin, † June 8, 1968 in Berchtesgaden, Germany ) was an Italian Formula 1 and sports car racing driver. As early as 1956 Scarfiotti scored seven class wins in mountain race; several times he was Italian champion.


Scarfiotti was the nephew of the first FIAT president. He drove his first Formula 1 race at the Grand Prix of the Netherlands at the Circuit Park Zandvoort in the season 1963. Between 1963 and 1967 he started six times for Ferrari. His best result was the victory at the Italian Grand Prix at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza in 1966.

After a race for the team AAR Eagle with the Eagle - Weslake T1G in 1967 and three more races for 1968 Cooper ended his Formula 1 career with a total of 17 championship points in ten races.

In Formula 1 Scarfiotti counted not top class, but was one of the best sports car drivers of his time and was one of the Ferrari team with John Surtees, Mike Parkes, Lorenzo Bandini and Nino Vaccarella. He won, among others, the 1963 12 Hours of Sebring with Surtees and the 24 Hours of Le Mans with Bandini, 1964, the 1000 km Nürburgring with Nino Vacarella and 1965 Surtees; 1966 1000 km of Spa -Francorchamps. 1962 and 1965 he was at Ferrari European Hillclimb Champion in the sports car category. End of the 1967 season he separated from Ferrari and switched to Porsche.

Scarfiotti died in 1968 after an accident during practice for the hill climb on the Roßfeldhöhenringstraße near Berchtesgaden. The cause of the accident remained unclear. After extensive investigations of assumed first mistake was excluded and also a mechanical failure on the traversed by him Porsche 909 Spyder Mountain is considered unlikely.


Grand Prix victories

Le Mans results