Doug Whiteford

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A replica of the Ford V8 Special "Black Bess". Whiteford won the 1950 Australian Grand Prix in the original "Black Bess".
The Talbot-Lago T26C driven to 8th place in the 1956 Australian Grand Prix by Doug Whiteford. The car is pictured at Mallala Motor Sport Park on 3 April 2010

Doug Whiteford was an Australian racing driver.

Whiteford was best known as a competitor in the Australian Grand Prix which he won three times in four years. He was fondly remember for his Talbot-Lago T26 Formula One car which he used to win his second and third Grands Prix. His third win was at the first Albert Park street circuit which today hosts the modern Australian Grand Prix. Whiteford first contested the Australian Grand Prix in 1939 and continued to compete in the race regularly up to 1961 with a final appearance in the 1964 event.[1] Whiteford also raced touring cars well into the 1970s.[2] As a regular member of the Datsun Racing Team he was a fixture in small capacity Datsuns, usually as partner to John Roxburgh.

Doug Whiteford died in 1979.[3][4]

Career results[edit]

Season Series Position Car Team
1957 Australian Drivers' Championship 11th Maserati 300S
1958 Australian Drivers' Championship 5th Maserati 300S
1959 Australian Drivers' Championship 6th Maserati 300S
1960 Australian Drivers' Championship 13th Cooper T51 Climax
1960 Australian Tourist Trophy 2nd Maserati 300S
Sporting positions
Preceded by
John Crouch
Winner of the Australian Grand Prix
Succeeded by
Warwick Pratley
Preceded by
Warwick Pratley
Winner of the Australian Grand Prix
1952 & 1953
Succeeded by
Lex Davison


  1. ^ The official 50-race history of the Australian Grand Prix
  2. ^ Bill Tuckey, Australia's Greatest Motor Race, 1981
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ [2]