Cooper T86B No.6 4th Monaco GP 1968 Lodovico Scarfiotti
Few can say that when they have raced in Formula 1 - and finished - they have always finished in the top 10. And that's exactly what Lodovico Scarfiotti did.
The Italian driver is the nephew of Fiat boss Gianni Agnelli. Like many of his contemporaries, he started his career in sports cars and didn't do too badly, winning the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1963 with Lorenzo Bandini. Of course, like his contemporaries, he could not ignore Formula 1. Two weeks after his Le Mans success, he entered his first ever Formula 1 race, the Dutch Grand Prix, where he finished sixth. He raced a few times for Ferrari, but only had an episodic role, despite winning the 1966 Italian Grand Prix. In 1968, he was due to leave Ferrari to complete a full Formula One season with the Cooper team, but was killed in a mountain race and the 1968 Monaco Grand Prix was the last race he entered.
Scarfiotti took to the street circuit in a Cooper T86B. The "B" version was different from its predecessor mainly in that it now had a BRM engine instead of the Maserati's V12. The race was memorable for two reasons. The first was that Ferrari stayed away from the event, and the second was that a total of five finished. Lodovico only started from 15th place, but as he managed to finish, he was happy to finish fourth. Spark once again commemorates one of the forgotten stories of Formula One's heyday with this beautiful 1:43 scale model.