Italian sports car and touring car racing driver Martino Finotto briefly played with the idea of his own driver-owner Formula One racing team. He brought a pair of Brabham BT42s, but after a solitary test at Monza, he decided against racing them. The cars were leased to Swiss Jürg Dubler, a retired racing driver, who entered them under the Scuderia Finotto banner for a number of drivers throughout the 1974 season. Gerard Larousse started and retired in Belgian Grand Prix and was DNQ in France. Then Austrian Helmuth Koinigg tried his skills at his home Grand Prix at Österreichring, but did not to qualified being 31st and last in the qualifying. The last outing for Scuderia Finotto came in Italy when Carlo Facetti failed to qualify. Koinigg, after his failure with Finotto’s Brabham, was recruited by Team Surtees for the two last rounds of the championship in Canada and USA. He was able to finish 10th at Mosport Park, but was killed in an accident at the US Grand Prix at Watkins Glen when his Surtees crashed into the Armco barrier. Koinigg’s accident was reminiscent of the death of François Cevert at the same track the previous year, and Romain Grosjean’s non-fatal crash at the 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix.
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