Born on this day, Peter Monteverdi, Swiss automaker and creator of the automobile brand Monteverdi


Thursday 7th June 1934

Born on this day, Peter Monteverdi, Swiss automaker and creator of the automobile brand Monteverdi. In 1961 he built the first Swiss Formula one car, which was bearing the name MBM (Monteverdi Basel Motors). Monteverdi bought the Onyx F1 team after its original backer ran into financial difficulties but his attempt to run the team on a shoestring and in an interventionist style led to its rapid demise.


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