Don Beauman

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Don Beauman
Don Beauman.jpg
Born (1928-07-26)26 July 1928
Farnborough, Hampshire, England, UK
Died 9 July 1955(1955-07-09) (aged 26)
Rathnew, County Wicklow, Ireland
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality United Kingdom British
Active years 1954
Teams privateer Connaught
Races 1
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First race 1954 British Grand Prix
Last race 1954 British Grand Prix

Donald Beauman (26 July 1928 in Farnborough, Hampshire – 9 July 1955 in Rathnew, Ireland) was a British Formula One driver who took part in one World Championship Grand Prix.

Beauman ran a Cooper 500 for two years in Formula Three before switching to sports car racing, and took on Formula One in 1954 with a Connaught A-Type, sponsored by wealthy privateer Sir Jeremy Boles. He finished eleventh in the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. He achieved some success in Formula Two, with several third and fourth place finishes and a second place in the Madgwick Cup at Goodwood. In 1955, the weekend before the British Grand Prix, he was killed when he crashed his Connaught during the Leinster Trophy race in Wicklow. Beauman's death plus other fatal racing accidents that year brought an end to motor car racing at the Curragh.[1]

Complete Formula One results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 WDC Points
1954 Sir Jeremy Boles Connaught A Type Lea-Francis Straight-4 ARG 500 BEL FRA GBR
11
GER SUI ITA ESP NC 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Traynor, Michael (2004). Iona National Airways: Irelands First Commercial Airline. Michael Traynor. p. 93. ISBN 0-9549194-0-8. 

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