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British F1 Series

Driver Information

nationality
British
birthday
26 Jan 1945
hometown
Bognor Regis, West Sussex
died
2 Jul 1985
off Bognor Regis, West Sussex
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Driver Information

nationality
British
birthday
26 Jan 1945
hometown
Bognor Regis, West Sussex
died
2 Jul 1985
off Bognor Regis, West Sussex
helmet

Competitors

Career Overview

year
series
team
points
position
1979
LEC Refrigeration, Onyx Race Engineering
3
17th
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
LEC CRP1 (Cosworth)
Shadow DN9 (Cosworth)
4
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
4
0
0
0
0
3
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
LEC CRP1
Cosworth DFV 3.0
Goodyear
1
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
LEC CRP1
Cosworth DFV 3.0
Goodyear
3
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
3
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
1976
Team Harper
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Modus M3
1
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Chevron B30 (Cosworth)
13
6
7
4
7
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
13
6
7
4
7
188
year
series
team
points
position
1976
Richard Oaten Racing, Sharp Corporation of Australia
1
10th
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Lola T400 HU3 (Chevrolet)
Lola T330 (Chevrolet)
3
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
3
0
0
0
0
1
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
March 73A/751 (Chevrolet)
1
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Modus M3
1
0
0
1
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
0
1
year
series
team
points
position
1975
LEC Refrigeration
98
5th
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Chevron B30 (Ford)
15
2
5
1
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
15
2
5
1
0
98
year
series
team
points
position
1975
Masami Kuwashima Racing
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
March 752 (BMW)
1
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
1975
Lec Refridgeration Racing
0
11th
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Chevron B30
Cosworth GAA 3.4
1
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Chevron B27 (BMW)
1
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Chevron B27 (BMW)
1
0
1
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
1
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Chevron B27 (Ford)
1
0
1
1
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
1
1
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
1974
Team Harper
13
5th
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
March 742 (BMW)
Chevron B27 (Ford BDA)
Chevron B27 (BMW)
9
0
2
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
9
0
2
0
0
13
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Token RJ02
Cosworth DFV 3.0
Firestone
0
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
0
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
March 722 (Ford BDA Eden)
4
2
2
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
4
2
2
0
50
year
series
team
points
position
1973
Lec Refrigeration Racing
71
3rd
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
March 722 (Ford BDA)
17
3
10
3
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
17
3
10
3
71
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
March 731
Cosworth DFV 3.0
Goodyear
4
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
4
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Connew PC1
Cosworth DFV 3.0
0
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
0
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
1972
LEC Refrigeration Racing
1
11th
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
March 722
3
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
3
0
0
0
0
1
year
series
team
points
position
1972
LEC Refrigeration
1
16th
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
March 722 (Ford)
3
0
0
1
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
3
0
0
1
0
1
year
series
team
points
position
1972
LEC Refrigeration Racing
5
14th
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Ensign LNF3 (Ford)
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
5
year
series
team
points
position
1972
Lec Refrigeration Racing
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
March 712G
Cosworth DFV 3.0
1
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
1972
LEC Refrigeration Racing
4
19th
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
March 722 (Ford BDA)
8
0
1
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
8
0
1
0
0
4
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Brabham
8
0
1
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
8
0
1
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Ensign LN1 (Ford)
11
0
1
0
1
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
11
0
1
0
1
7
year
series
team
points
position
1970
Lec Refrigeration Racing
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Brabham BT28 (Ford)
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
year
type
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest lap
1979
Racing
4
0
0
0
0
1977
Racing
4
0
0
0
0
1976
Racing
18
6
7
4
7
1975
Racing
18
2
5
2
0
1974
Racing
12
0
4
1
0
1973
Racing
25
5
12
3
0
1972
Racing
15
0
1
1
0
1971
Racing
19
0
2
0
1
1970
Racing
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Racing Highlights

year
series
position
1976
ShellSPORT 5000 European Championship
1st
1974
XXI Macau Grand Prix
2nd
1974
21° Grand Prix de Rouen-les-Essarts - Formule 2
2nd
1973
BP British Formula Atlantic Series
3rd

DriverDB Top 100

pos
driver
championship
points
change
01
FIA Formula One World Championship
2204.55
+2
02
FIA Formula One World Championship
2130.8
-3.4
03
FIA Formula One World Championship
2034.25
+2.8
04
FIA Formula One World Championship
2023.45
+3
05
British GT Championship - GT3
1999.6
-5.4
06
FIA Formula One World Championship
1992.25
+1.8
07
IMSA SportsCar Championship - GTD
1990.25
-
08
ARCA Series
1956.65
-6.3
09
Intercontinental GT Challenge
1946.35
-
10
FIA Formula One World Championship
1946.1
+1.3
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