A hobby driver with considerable talent and a smooth driving style, Mantovani entered Grand Prix racing in 1954 with a semi-works Maserati 250F and scored 5th places in both the German GP and the Swiss GP. His career ended prematurely at only 25 years of age after crashing a spare factory car heavily while testing for the non-Championship Turin GP suffering the amputation of a leg as a consequence. He remained involved in motor racing as a member of the sporting commission of the Automobile Club of Italy.
Born: 22th of May 1929 in Cusano Milanino, Italy.
Died: 23rd of February 2001 in Milan, Italy, aged 71.