LDS (automobile)

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Ian Ashley racing an LDS-Alfa Romeo

LDS is the name given to various single seater racing specials built for the South African Formula One Championship. The "specials" were built by Louis Douglas Serrurier, hence the name. The Mark 1 and Mark 2 models were based on Cooper designs, whilst the Mark 3 was based on the Brabham BT11. Mark 1 and Mark 2 models (1962–1965) used Alfa Romeo 1.5 L straight-4 engines.

A total of 8 LDS cars participated in 5 World Championship Grands Prix. They did not score any World Championship points.

Complete World Championship results[edit]

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position) (results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Chassis Engine Tyres Driver 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Points WCC
1962 LDS Alfa Romeo L4 D NED MON BEL FRA GBR GER ITA USA RSA 0 NC
South Africa Doug Serrurier Ret
1963 LDS Alfa Romeo L4 D MON BEL NED FRA GBR GER ITA USA MEX RSA 0 NC
South Africa Doug Serrurier 11
Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Sam Tingle Ret
1965 LDS Alfa Romeo L4
Climax L4
RSA MON BEL FRA GBR NED GER ITA USA MEX 0 NC
South Africa Doug Serrurier DNQ
Rhodesia Sam Tingle 13
Rhodesia Jackie Pretorius DNPQ
1967 LDS Climax L4 RSA MON NED BEL FRA GBR GER CAN ITA USA MEX 0 NC
Rhodesia Sam Tingle Ret
1968 LDS Repco V8 RSA ESP MON BEL NED FRA GBR GER ITA CAN USA MEX 0 NC
Rhodesia Sam Tingle Ret

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