Emilio de Villota

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Emilio de Villota
Born (1946-07-26) 26 July 1946 (age 67)
Madrid, Spain
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality Spain Spanish
Active years 19761978, 19811982
Teams RAM, non-works McLaren, non-works Williams, March
Races 15 (2 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First race 1976 Spanish Grand Prix
Last race 1982 Dutch Grand Prix

Emilio de Villota Ruíz (born 26 July 1946) is a former racing driver from Spain, born in Madrid. He participated in 15 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on 2 May 1976. He scored no championship points.

Career[edit]

De Villota utilised sponsorship from the banking industry, in which he had previously worked, to race a privately prepared McLaren M23 in Grands Prix during 1977 and 1978, before turning to the lesser Formula One championship, the Aurora AFX series, which was inaugurated in 1978. Here he finished third in 1979 before winning the championship in 1980 with a RAM Racing Williams FW07. He then returned to the Formula One World Championship, where he struggled badly with the March team. He also won sports car races in the early 1980s with Guy Edwards.

De Villota currently owns a racing school and runs a team in the Spanish Formula Three Championship under the name EmilioDeVillota.com. His son, Emilio Jr., and deceased daughter, María, were also race car drivers.

Racing record[edit]

Complete Formula One World Championship results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 WDC Points
1976 RAM Racing Brabham BT44B Cosworth V8 BRA
RSA
USW
ESP
DNQ
BEL
MON
SWE
FRA
GBR
GER
AUT
NED
ITA
CAN
USA
JPN
NC 0
1977 Iberia Airlines McLaren M23 Cosworth V8 ARG
BRA
RSA
USW
ESP
13
MON
BEL
DNQ
SWE
DNQ
FRA
GBR
DNQ
GER
DNQ
AUT
17
NED
ITA
DNQ
USA
CAN
JPN
NC 0
1978 Centro Asegurador McLaren M23 Cosworth V8 ARG
BRA
RSA
USW
MON
BEL
ESP
DNQ
SWE
FRA
GBR
GER
AUT
NED
ITA
USA
CAN
NC 0
1981 Banco Occidental Williams FW07 Cosworth V8 USW
BRA
ARG
SMR
BEL
MON
ESP
EX
FRA
GBR
GER
AUT
NED
ITA
CAN
CPL
NC 0
1982 LBT Team March March 821 Cosworth V8 RSA
BRA
USW
SMR
BEL
DNPQ
MON
DNPQ
DET
DNQ
CAN
DNQ
NED
DNPQ
GBR
FRA
GER
AUT
SUI
ITA
CPL
NC 0

Complete Shellsport International Series results[edit]

(key) (note: results shown in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Pos. Points
1976 Lyncar Engineering Ltd Lyncar 006 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 MAL
DNS
SNE
5
OUL
Ret
BRH
10
THR BRH
5
MAL
10
SNE
DNS
BRH
18
THR
8
OUL BRH
10
BRH
7
14th 26
1977 Iberia Airlines Lyncar 006 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 MAL
1
SNE
Ret
OUL
DNS
BRH
DNS
MAL
THR
BRH
OUL
5th 76
McLaren M23 MAL
1
DON
BRH
1
THR
SNE
3
BRH
Ret

Complete British Formula One Championship results[edit]

(key) (note: results shown in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Pos. Points
1978 Centro Asegurador F1 McLaren M23 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 OUL
2
BRH
3
SNE
2
MAL
4
ZAN
Ret
DON
5
THR
7
OUL
Ret
MAL
4
BRH
Ret
THR
8
SNE
8
3rd 84
1979 Madom F1 Team Lotus 78 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 ZOL
Ret
OUL
7
BRH
Ret
MAL
4
SNE
3
THR
1
ZAN
1
DON
2
OUL
1
NOG
1
MAL
6
BRH
Ret
THR
Ret
SNE
8
SIL
Ret
3rd 55
1980 RAM Racing Williams FW07 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 OUL
2
BRH
Ret
SIL
2
MAL
1
MNZ
1
MAL
1
SNE
3
BRH
1
THR
2
OUL
Ret
SIL
1
1st 85
Fittipaldi F5A THR
5

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1981 United Kingdom Team Lola United Kingdom Guy Edwards
Spain Juan Fernández
Lola T600 S
+2.0
287 15th 3rd
1982 United Kingdom Grid Racing South Africa Desiré Wilson
United Kingdom Alain de Cadenet
Grid Plaza S1 C 7 DNF DNF
1986 United Kingdom John Fitzpatrick Racing Spain Fermín Velez
South Africa George Fouché
Porsche 956B C1 349 4th 4th

Complete European Formula Two Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pos Pts
1983 James Gresham Racing March 832 BMW SIL
9
THR
HOC
NÜR
VAL
PAU
NC 0
Minardi Team Srl Minardi M283 JAR
13
DON
MIS
PER
ZOL
MUG

See also[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Rupert Keegan
British Formula One Champion
1980
Succeeded by
Jim Crawford
(1982)