Arturo Merzario (born in 1942) made his Formula One debut in 1972, driving for Scuderia Ferrari, and earning a single point in the British Grand Prix.  The 1973 season with Ferrari brought Merzario a sixth place finish for the season, with fourth place finishes in Brazil and South Africa.  Merzario moved to the Williams team in 1974, finishing fourth in the season standings, with his top finish being fourth at Monza.  The 1975 through 1979 seasons brought frustration with the Williams, Wolf, and Shadow teams, as well as efforts for Team Merzario, which had a top finish of 14th in the 1977 Belgian Grand Prix.

Merzario had success in sports car racing, winning the 1000 Kilometers of Spa, in 1972 (driving a Ferrari with Brian Redman), and the 1975 Targa Florio, in an Alfa Romeo T33.  He finished second at Le Mans in 1973, driving a Ferrari with Carlos Pace.