Chris Craft (racing driver)

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Chris Craft
Born (1939-11-17) 17 November 1939 (age 74)
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality United Kingdom British
Active years 1971
Teams non-works Brabham
Races 2 (1 start)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First race 1971 Canadian Grand Prix
Last race 1971 United States Grand Prix

Christopher Craft (born in Porthleven, Cornwall, 17 November 1939) is a British racing driver who has competed in many different forms of motor sport. In 1971, he participated in 2 World Championship Formula One Grands Prix driving a Brabham prepared by Alain de Cadenet's team Ecurie Evergreen, but failed to score a championship point. He failed to qualify for his first World Championship race (the 1971 Canadian Grand Prix) but would have been able to start the race following the withdrawal of two other drivers due to accidents in the raceday warmup sessions, only for his own car to suffer engine trouble, denying him the opportunity.[1] His second grand prix ended with a suspension failure and tyre problems during the race.

Craft also competed in many other forms of motor racing, including saloon cars, notably with a Ford Capri; sports cars, including a period with the Dome team in the early 1980s; Formula 3 and Formula 5000. One of the highlights of his career was a third place finish in the 1976 24 Hours of Le Mans.

After his race career Chris Craft started the Light Car Company with F1 designer Gordon Murray to build the Light Car Company Rocket.


Complete Formula One results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 WDC Points
1971 Ecurie Evergreen Brabham BT33 Cosworth V8 RSA ESP MON NED FRA GBR GER AUT ITA CAN
DNQ
USA
Ret
NC 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lang, Mike (1982). Grand Prix! Vol 2. Haynes Publishing Group. p. 166. ISBN 0-85429-321-3.