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Onofre Marimon

Onofre Agustin Marimon was a racing driver from Zarate, Buenos Aires, Argentina. He participated in 11 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on July 1, 1951. He achieved 2 podiums, and scored a total of 8.14 championship points.

Marimon was killed on July 31, 1954 during practice for the 1954 German Grand Prix, becoming the first driver to be fatally injured at a World Championship Grand Prix.

Marimon's Maserati left the Nurburgring race course at the Wehrseifen curve after he lost control attempting to improve his qualifying time. He died at the bottom of a steep and treacherous incline. He was going fast on a downgrade but failed to negotiate a sharp turn at the bottom. Marimon impacted a ditch, his Maserati shearing off a tree and rolling over a number of times. He was pinned underneath the car as it came to rest on its top with the wheels spinning in the air. Marimon was given the last rites by a Catholic priest before dying a few minutes after rescue workers freed him. It was thought that

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