Christian Goethals

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Christian Goethals
Born (1928-08-04)4 August 1928
Died 26 February 2003(2003-02-26) (aged 74)
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality Belgium Belgian
Active years 1958
Teams non-works Cooper
Entries 1
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First entry 1958 German Grand Prix
Last entry 1958 German Grand Prix

Christian Roger Xavier Marie Joseph Ghislain Goethals (4 August 1928 in Heule – 26 February 2003 in Kortrijk) was a racing driver from Belgium. Goethals competed as an amateur in sports car races, driving a Porsche Spyder during the 1950s.[1] His best results were a second-place finish with his brother in the 1956 1500cc class event in Reims, and a win in the same class the following year at Forez.[2] Goethals acquired a Cooper-Climax and entered it in the Formula Two class of the 1958 German Grand Prix, but retired from the race.[1] He did not participate in another Formula One Grand Prix, and returned to sports cars, with notable finishes in 1960 of fifth in the Buenos Aires 1000 km and second in the GP de Spa.[2] He retired from racing later in the season. He established a racing team called Écurie Éperon d'Or to participate in the 1958 German Grand Prix[3] where he raced in a Cooper T43.[4]

Goethals was the youngest child of René Goethals (1876-1928), a noble man and mayer of Heule near Kortrijk in Belgium and of Jeanne Mols (1884-1968). He was married to Julie Opsomer.

Biography in the Literature[edit]

Complete Formula One World Championship results[edit]


Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 WDC Points
1958 Ecurie Eperon d'Or Cooper T43 Coventry Climax ARG MON NED 500 BEL FRA GBR GER


  1. ^ a b "Christian Goethals profile". Inside F1. Retrieved 28 April 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Statistics: Christian Goethals". Grand Prix Archive. Crash Media Group. Retrieved 28 April 2012. 
  3. ^ Écurie Éperon d'Or
  4. ^ Formula 1 history showing every racer who ever used the Cooper T43 Archived 4 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine.