David Clapham

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Dave Clapham
Born (1931-05-17)17 May 1931
Rawmarsh, Yorkshire, England, UK
Died 22 October 2005(2005-10-22) (aged 74)
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality South Africa South African
Active years 1965
Teams privateer Cooper
Entries 1 (0 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First entry 1965 South African Grand Prix
Last entry 1965 South African Grand Prix

David Philip Clapham (17 May 1931 in Rawmarsh, Yorkshire, UK – 22 October 2005) was a racing driver and motor sport journalist from South Africa.


Clapham participated at many levels of motor sport in South Africa, including Formula Vee, Formula Ford and saloon car racing, as well as the South African Formula One Championship. He was instrumental in bringing Formula Vee and Formula Ford to South Africa, and helped Jody Scheckter move to Europe where he got his big break into international motorsport.

He took part in the Formula One Rand Grand Prix in 1963 and 1964, blowing the engine of his Cooper in the latter. He had entered the 1965 South African Grand Prix two weeks later, but he withdrew the entry before the meeting took place.[1]

Clapham also wrote articles and columns in the South African motor sport press, both during and after his racing career, and later remained in the sport in various administrative capacities. He died in 2005 after a short illness, leaving behind his wife Margaret, son Jeremy and daughter Bridget.


Complete Formula One World Championship results[edit]


Yr Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 WDC Points
1965 Lawson Organisation Cooper T51 Maserati Straight-4 RSA

Non-Championship Formula One results[edit]


Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
1963 Scuderia Los Amigos LDS Climax Straight-4 LOM GLV PAU IMO SYR AIN INT ROM SOL KAN MED AUT OUL RAN
1964 Lawson Organisation Cooper T51 Maserati Straight-4 DMT NWT SYR AIN INT SOL MED RAN


  1. ^ John Thompson, "The Formula One Record Book", Frewin, 1974, pp.210-211.