Ronnie Bucknum

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Ronnie Bucknum
Ron Bucknum met zijn Honda (1964).jpg
Ron Bucknum and his Honda (1964)
Born (1936-04-05)April 5, 1936
Alhambra, California, US
Died April 23, 1992(1992-04-23) (aged 56)
San Luis Obispo, California, US
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality United States American
Active years 19641966
Teams Honda
Races 11
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 2
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First race 1964 German Grand Prix
Last race 1966 Mexican Grand Prix

Ronnie Bucknum (April 5, 1936 – April 23, 1992) was an American racecar driver, born in Alhambra, California.

Bucknum participated in 11 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on August 2, 1964. He scored a total of two championship points. At the 1964 German Grand Prix, he became the first person to drive a Honda-engined car in Formula One.

After Formula One, Bucknum drove in the USAC Championship Car series, racing in the 1967–1970 seasons with 23 starts, including the Indianapolis 500 in 1968–1970. He finished in the top ten 10 times, with his one victory coming at Michigan International Speedway in 1968.

He was the father of Jeff Bucknum, an Indy Racing League and American Le Mans Series driver. Ronnie Bucknum died in San Luis Obispo, California following complications from diabetes.

Complete Formula One World Championship results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 WDC Points
1964 Honda R & D Co. Honda RA271 Honda V12 MON NED BEL FRA GBR GER
13
AUT ITA
Ret
USA
Ret
MEX NC 0
1965 Honda R & D Co. Honda RA272 Honda V12 RSA MON
Ret
BEL
Ret
FRA
Ret
GBR NED GER ITA
Ret
USA
13
MEX
5
14th 2
1966 Honda R & D Co. Honda RA273 Honda V12 MON BEL FRA GBR NED GER ITA USA
Ret
MEX
8
NC 0

Official Results Le Mans 24 Hours 1966[edit]

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Engine Laps
1 P
+5.0
2 United States Shelby-American Inc. New Zealand Bruce McLaren
New Zealand Chris Amon
Ford GT40 Mk.II Ford 7.0L V8 360
2 P
+5.0
1 United States Shelby-American Inc. United Kingdom Ken Miles
New Zealand Denis Hulme
Ford GT40 Mk.II Ford 7.0L V8 360
3 P
+5.0
5 United States Holman & Moody / Essex Wire Corp. United States Ronnie Bucknum
United States Dick Hutcherson
Ford GT40 Mk.II Ford 7.0L V8 348

Indy 500 results[edit]

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish
1966 Lola Chevrolet Failed to Qualify
1967 Gerhardt Ford Failed to Qualify
1968 Eagle Ford 19th 21st
1969 Eagle Offy 16th 30th
1970 Cecil Ford 27th 15th
1971 Vollstedt Ford Failed to Qualify