Tony Trimmer

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Tony Trimmer
Born (1943-01-24) 24 January 1943 (age 71)
Maidenhead, Berkshire, England, UK
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality United Kingdom British
Active years 19751978
Teams Maki, non-works Surtees & McLaren
Races 6 (0 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First race 1975 German Grand Prix
Last race 1978 British Grand Prix
British Formula One Series career
Active years 1978, 1980, 1982
Races 17
Championships 1
Wins 6
Podium finishes 10
Career points 165
Pole positions 5
Fastest laps 2

Tony Trimmer (born 24 January 1943 in Maidenhead, Berkshire) is a British former racing driver from England, who won the Shell British Formula Three Championship and E.R. Hall Trophy in 1970.[1]

He entered six Formula One World Championship Grands Prix with uncompetitive teams, firstly Maki for four races in 1975 and 1976, resulting in four failures to qualify. He then entered the 1977 British Grand Prix (failed to pre-qualify) and the 1978 British Grand Prix (failed to qualify), with the Melchester Racing Team, driving a Surtees TS19 and a McLaren M23 respectively. However, also driving the Melchester McLaren, he finished a superb third in the rain-soaked 1978 BRDC International Trophy non-Championship race at Silverstone, coming home ahead of many of the greats of Formula One. That year he won the British Aurora F1 Championship.

Complete Formula One World Championship results[edit]

(key)

Yr Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 WDC Points
1975 Maki Engineering Maki F101C Cosworth V8 ARG
BRA
RSA
ESP
MON
BEL
SWE
NED
FRA
GBR
GER
DNQ
AUT
DNQ
ITA
DNQ
USA
NC 0
1976 Maki Engineering Maki F102A Cosworth V8 BRA
RSA
USW
ESP
BEL
MON
SWE
FRA
GBR
GER
AUT
NED
ITA
CAN
USA
JPN
DNQ
NC 0
1977 Melchester Racing Surtees TS19 Cosworth V8 ARG
BRA
RSA
USW
ESP
MON
BEL
SWE
FRA
GBR
DNPQ
GER
AUT
NED
ITA
USA
CAN
JPN
NC 0
1978 Melchester Racing McLaren M23 Cosworth V8 ARG
BRA
RSA
USW
MON
BEL
ESP
SWE
FRA
GBR
DNQ
GER
AUT
NED
ITA
USA
CAN
NC 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "F3 Review". Motor Sport magazine, Nov 1970. Retrieved 2009-01-05. [dead link]
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Emerson Fittipaldi
(Combined championship)
British Formula Three Championship
BRSCC Motorsport/Shell Series Champion

1970
Succeeded by
Dave Walker
Preceded by
none
British Formula One Champion
1978
Succeeded by
Rupert Keegan