Loris Kessel

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Loris Kessel
Born (1950-04-01)1 April 1950
Lugano, Ticino, Switzerland
Died 15 May 2010(2010-05-15) (aged 60)
Montagnola, Ticino, Switzerland
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality   Swiss
Active years 19761977
Teams RAM, Apollon
Races 6 (3 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First race 1976 Spanish Grand Prix
Last race 1977 Italian Grand Prix

Loris Kessel (1 April 1950 – 15 May 2010[1]) was a racing driver from Switzerland. He was born in Lugano and died in Montagnola following a long illness.

He participated in six Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on 2 May 1976. He scored no championship points.

In 1976, he drove a Brabham for RAM, and in 1977 he drove his own Apollon-Williams, although this car was not a success.

Kessel ran a series of car dealerships in Switzerland and his own racing team, competing in Ferrari Challenge series in Italy and the main European series. The team also competes in the FIA GT3 European Championship with the same car.

Racing record[edit]

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 13 14 Pos Pts
1974 Team Vonlanthen March 742 BMW BAR
HOC
PAU
SAL
HOC
MUG
KAR
PER
HOC
VAL
Ret
0
1975 Ambrosium H7 Racing Team March 742 BMW EST
Ret
THR
Ret
HOC
4
NÜR
Ret
PAU
8
HOC
4
SAL
DNQ
ROU
15th 7
March 752 MUG
Ret
PER
SIL
NC
NOG
VAL
8
Loris Kessel March 752 ZOL
Ret
1981 Horag Hotz Racing March 812 BMW SIL
HOC
THR
NÜR
12
VAL
MUG
Ret
0
March 802 PER
Ret
SPA
Astra Team Merzario Srl Merzario M1 PAU
DNPQ
March 812 DON
19
MIS
MAN

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 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 BRA
RSA
USW
ESP
DNQ
BEL
12
MON
SWE
Ret
FRA
DNQ
GBR
GER
AUT
NC
NED
ITA
CAN
USA
JPN
NC 0
1977 Jolly Club of Switzerland Apollon Fly Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 ARG
BRA
RSA
USW
ESP
MON
BEL
SWE
FRA
GBR
GER
AUT
NED
ITA
DNQ
USA
CAN
JPN
NC 0

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1985 Italy Carma F.F. Italy Ruggero Melgrati
Switzerland Jean-Pierre Frey
Alba AR2 C2 0 DNS DNS
1993 Germany Obermaier Racing GmbH Germany Otto Altenbach
Germany Jürgen Oppermann
Porsche 962C C2 355 7th 3rd

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ex-Formel-1-Pilot Loris Kessel gestorben". swissinfo.ch (in German) (Swissinfo). 2010-05-15. Retrieved 2010-05-15. 

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