|Born||25 June 1935|
|Died||7 October 2004(aged 69)|
|Formula One World Championship career|
|Teams||BRM and privateer Cooper|
|Entries||2 (0 starts)|
|First entry||1968 British Grand Prix|
|Last entry||1969 Canadian Grand Prix|
Tony Lanfranchi (25 June 1935 – 7 October 2004) was a British racing driver. He competed in many various events throughout a long racing career, including the 1965 24 Hours of Le Mans for Elva, non-championship Formula One races in 1968, and the British Formula Three Championship. Later in his career, he competed in saloon car racing, including the British Touring Car Championship.
"In his early racing days in Huddersfield he raced sports cars, including a Healey Silverstone, Austin-Healey and then an Elva Courier, in which he was quite successful in 1961. Nationally he made his mark in 1963 with an Elva-Ford Mk. VI."
On 16 September 1962, Lanfranchi won the inaugural Harewood hillclimb, setting the Fastest Time of the Day at 51.61s driving an Elva Mk VI.
In 1967, Lanfranchi was due to make his Formula One debut in the BRDC Daily Express Trophy meeting at Silverstone, but the transporter of the J.A. Pearce Racing Organisation burned out in the paddock prior to first practice. Three cars were totally destroyed and Lanfranchi was sidelined.
In 1980, a biography titled Down the Hatch : the life and fast times of Tony Lanfranchi by Mark Kahn was published.
In 2004, Lanfranchi died after suffering from cancer in his later years.
Complete British Touring Car Championship results
(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap.)
† Events with 2 races staged for the different classes.
Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans results
|1965||Anglian Racing Developments||Richard Wrottesley||Elva GT160-BMW||P 2.0||29||DNF||DNF|
|1969||M. Konig||Mark Konig||Nomad Mk 2-BRM||P 2.0||28||DNF||DNF|
|1985||Spice Engineering|| Tim Lee-Davey
|Tiga GC84-Ford Cosworth||C2||226||NC||NC|
Complete Formula One World Championship results
|1968||Owen Racing Organisation||BRM P126||BRM P101 3.0 V12||RSA||ESP||MON||BEL||NED||FRA||GBR
|1969||Falken Racing||Cooper T86||Maserati 10/F1 3.0 V12||RSA||ESP||MON||NED||FRA||GBR||GER||ITA||CAN
Non-Championship Formula One results
|1967||J A Pearce Engineering||Pearce 1||Martin 3.0 V8||ROC||SPC||INT
|1968||P & M Racing Preparations||Brabham BT23B||Climax FPF 2.8 L4||ROC
|Motor Racing Stable||BRM P261||BRM P60 2.0 V8||OUL
|1970||Ulf Norinder||Lola T190 (F5000)||Chevrolet 5.0 V8||ROC||INT||OUL
|1972||Speed International Racing||McLaren M18 (F5000)||Chevrolet 5.0 V8||ROC||BRA||INT||OUL||REP||VIC|
Complete European F5000 Championship results
|1969||David Hepworth||Hepworth FF 4WD Special||Oldsmobile Traco 4.7 V8||OUL||BRH||BRH
|1970||Ulf Norinder||Lola T190||Chevrolet 5.0 V8||OUL||BRH||ZOL||ZAN||SIL||BRH||CAS||MAL||MON||SIL||MNZ||AND||SAL||THR
|1972||Speed International Racing||McLaren M18||Chevrolet 5.0 V8||BRH||MAL||SNE||BRH||NIV||SIL||MON||OUL||MAL||BRH||SIL||BRH
- Motor Sport, April, 1969, Page 516.
- Motor Sport, June, 1967, Page 378.
- Lawrence, Paul; Pye, Marcus; Titchmarsh, Ian; Lickorish, Stephen (5 January 2021). "The greatest club racing characters". Autosport. Retrieved 5 January 2021.
- "All Results of Tony Lanfranchi". RacingSportCars. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
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- "Tony Lanfranchi - Involvement Non World Championship". StatsF1. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
- "British and European Formula 5000 1969-1977". OldRacingCars. Retrieved 15 December 2019.