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 19761977
Teams McGuire
Entries 2 (0 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First entry 1976 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 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 Brian McGuire Williams FW04 Cosworth V8 BRA RSA USW ESP BEL MON SWE FRA GBR
DNP
GER AUT NED ITA CAN USA JPN NC 0
1977 Brian McGuire McGuire BM1 Cosworth V8 ARG BRA RSA USW ESP MON BEL SWE FRA GBR
DNPQ
GER AUT NED ITA USA CAN JPN NC 0

Complete Shellsport International Series results[edit]

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

Year Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Pos. Points
1976 Williams FW04 Cosworth V8 MAL SNE
Ret
OUL
Ret
BRH
Ret
THR
Ret
BRH
3
MAL
Ret
SNE
Ret
BRH
Ret
THR
1
OUL
DNS
BRH
Ret
BRH 8th 34
1977 Williams FW04 Cosworth 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

References[edit]

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