Brian McGuire

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Brian McGuire
Born (1945-12-13)13 December 1945
East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died 29 August 1977(1977-08-29) (aged 31)
Brands Hatch, Kent, England, UK
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality Australia Australian
Active years 1977
Teams McGuire
Entries 1 (0 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First entry 1977 British Grand Prix
Last entry 1977 British Grand Prix

Brian McGuire (13 December 1945 in East Melbourne – 29 August 1977 at Brands Hatch, UK) was a racing driver and constructor from Australia.

Racing career[edit]

McGuire travelled over to the UK from Australia with another hopeful young driver, Alan Jones, but did not enjoy his countryman's success. McGuire entered two Formula One British Grands Prix. With his privately run Williams FW04 at the 1976 British Grand Prix, he found himself as a reserve entry and was denied a chance to compete.

For the 1977 race, he modified his Williams FW04 and renamed it the McGuire BM1, but failed to pre-qualify. McGuire was killed practicing this car during a Shellsport G8 Championship race at Brands Hatch later that year.

Career results[edit]

Complete European F5000 Championship results[edit]

(key) (note: results shown in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Pos. Pts
1974 Brian McGuire Trojan T101 Chevrolet 5.0 V8 BRH MAL SIL
12
OUL
DNS
BRH ZOL 18th 25
Lola T332 THR
Ret
ZAN
Ret
MUG
8
MNZ
9
MAL
9
MON THR
17
BRH
19
OUL
DNS
SNE
3
MAL
DNS
BRH
8
1975 Brian McGuire Lola T332 Chevrolet 5.0 V8 BRH
8
OUL
Ret
BRH
6
SIL
9
ZOL
14
ZAN
DNS
THR
7
SNE
6
MAL
Ret
THR
7
BRH OUL
DNS
SIL SNE MAL
12
BRH
Ret
17th 22

Complete Shellsport International Series results[edit]

(key) (note: results shown in bold indicate pole position; results 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
1976 Brian McGuire Williams FW04 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 MAL SNE
Ret
OUL
Ret
BRH
Ret
THR
Ret
BRH
3
MAL
DNQ
SNE
Ret
BRH
Ret
THR
1
OUL
DNS
BRH
Ret
BRH 8th 34
1977 Brian McGuire Williams FW04 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 MAL
Ret
SNE
DNS
OUL
Ret
BRH
Ret
MAL
Ret
THR
Ret
BRH
Ret
OUL
5
MAL DON
Ret
BRH
DNS
THR SNE BRH 21st 8

Complete Formula One World 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 15 16 17 WDC Pts
1977 Brian McGuire McGuire BM1 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 ARG BRA RSA USW ESP MON BEL SWE FRA GBR
DNPQ
GER AUT NED ITA USA CAN JPN NC 0

References[edit]

Preceded by
Tom Pryce
Formula One fatal accidents
29 August 1977
Succeeded by
Ronnie Peterson