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Emilio Zapico

Full Name:
Emilio Rodriguez Zapico
Born:
21st May 1944
Leon
Died:
6th August 1996 (Aged 52)
Huete, Castile-La Manche, road accident
Nationality:
Spanish
Most recent race (in database):
Biography

Emilio Zapico was a journeyman driver who entered one Grand Prix when in no way quick enough to justify that opportunity.

A graduate of Spanish national racing, he competed in the European Touring Car Championship from 1972. Success was limited – fifth in the 1973 Tourist Trophy at Silverstone and fourth at Járama two years later were rare results. With backing from local sponsor Mapfre, Zapico hired Frank Williams’s year-old third car for the 1976 Spanish GP but failed to qualify by some margin.

Zapico occasionally raced in touring cars thereafter, enjoying a season in the Alfasud one-make series in 1982. He was 10th at Járama in a one-off 1984 return to European Formula 3 with Trivellato Racing and finished fifth in the Estoril ETCC race a year later. He died in a road accident in 1996.

Championship seasons

Season Name Starts Poles Podiums Wins Position Points
1984 European F3 Championship
Trivellato Racing Team
1 0 0 0
0% win rate
0
1976 F1 World Championship
Frank Williams Racing Cars
0 (1) 0 0 0 0