Team Merzario
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Team Principles Arturo Mezario ITA
Giancarlo Palazzoli ITA
Designers Giorgio Valentini ITA

Merzario History & Team Record

After building a good reputation in sports cars Arturo Mezario went on to drive for several F1 teams before starting his own organization "Ovoro Team March" for the 1976 season using a  customer March chassis and Cosworth engines. Lackluster results in the first half of the season led to Mezario jumping to the Wolf team for the remainder of 1976.

Returning with his own March for the 1977 season the small team had trouble making the grid, qualifying for just 4 of the 7 races entered so for 1978 the team decided to run a full season and design their own car, again using the Cosworth engine, but had little success. At the Italian GP they ran a second car for Alberto Colombo (who failed to pre-qualify).

The 1979 season began with an updated version of the '78 car, the A1B, which qualified for 2 of the first 4 races before the introduction of the "ground effects" A2 at the Spanish GP. The A2 never made it onto the grid and as a last ditch effort, Merzario bought the still born "Kauhsen F1" project (a thinly veiled Lotus copy) and christened it the A4. Despite Merzario's best efforts and development help from Giampaulo Dallara, the A4 never qualified either. The adventure almost bankrupted Merzario and the team stepped down to Formula Two for 1980 and beyond. 

Year Chassis Engine Tyres # / Drivers Start Win Pole F Lap Pts
1976 March 761 Ford DFV V8 GY 37 Merzario

5

0

0

0

0

1977 March 761B Ford DFV V8 GY 37 Merzario

4

0

0

0

0

1978 A1 Ford DFV V8 GY 37 Merzario
38 Colombo
(Italian GP - DNPQ)

8

0

0

0

0

1979 A4
A2
A1B
Ford DFV V8 GY 24 Merzario / Brancatelli (Monaco GP - DNPQ)

2

0

0

0

0

       

TOTAL

19 0 0 0 0

 

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