Rikky von Opel

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Rikky von Opel
Born (1947-10-14) 14 October 1947 (age 66)
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality Liechtenstein Liechtensteiner
Active years 19731974
Teams Ensign, Brabham
Races 14 (10 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First race 1973 French Grand Prix
Last race 1974 French Grand Prix

Frederick "Rikky" von Opel (born October 14, 1947 in New York) is a former racing driver from Liechtenstein, the only driver from that nation to have competed in the Formula One World Championship. He won the Lombard North British Formula Three Championship in 1972. He participated in 14 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix for the Ensign and Brabham teams, debuting on July 1, 1973. He scored no championship points.

He is the son of Fritz von Opel and a great-grandson of Adam Opel, the founder of the German car-maker Opel, today a subsidiary of General Motors.

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 WDC Points
1973 Team Ensign Ensign N173 Cosworth V8 ARG
BRA
RSA
ESP
BEL
MON
SWE
FRA
15
GBR
13
NED
DNS
GER
AUT
Ret
ITA
Ret
CAN
NC
USA
Ret
NC 0
1974 Team Ensign Ensign N174 Cosworth V8 ARG
DNS
BRA
RSA
NC 0
Motor Racing Developments Brabham BT44 ESP
Ret
BEL
Ret
MON
DNQ
SWE
9
NED
9
FRA
DNQ
GBR
GER
AUT
ITA
CAN
USA

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Roger Williamson
British Formula Three Championship
BRSCC North Central Lombard Series Champion

1972
Succeeded by
Tony Brise