David Murray (racing driver)

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David Murray
Born (1909-12-28)28 December 1909
Edinburgh, Scotland
Died 5 April 1973(1973-04-05) (aged 63)
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality United Kingdom British
Active years 19501952
Teams non-works Maserati, non-works Cooper
Entries 5 (4 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First entry 1950 British Grand Prix
Last entry 1952 British Grand Prix

David Murray (28 December 1909, in Edinburgh – 5 April 1973, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain[1]) was a British racing driver from Scotland. He participated in five Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on 13 May 1950, and also founded the Ecurie Ecosse Scottish motor racing team, based at Merchiston Mews in Edinburgh.

Murray was a chartered accountant by profession[2] and raced an ERA and subsequently a Maserati 4CLT both domestically and in European events, before forming Ecurie Ecosse in 1952.[1] He also participated in rallies and hill-climbs.[2] After one World Championship event, for Ecosse, Murray retired as a driver to concentrate on running the team.[2][1] Ecurie Ecosse won the Le Mans 24 hour race in both 1956 and 1957 each time with a Jaguar D-Type.[2]

Murray moved abroad and was killed in a road accident in the Canary Isles on 5 April 1973.[1]

Complete Formula One World Championship results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 WDC Points
1950 Scuderia Ambrosiana Maserati 4CLT/48 Maserati Straight-4 GBR
Ret
MON 500 SUI BEL FRA ITA
Ret
NC 0
1951 Scuderia Ambrosiana Maserati 4CLT/48 Maserati Straight-4 SUI 500 BEL FRA GBR
Ret
GER
DNS
ITA ESP NC 0
1952 Ecurie Ecosse Cooper T20 Bristol Straight-6 SUI 500 BEL FRA GBR
Ret
GER NED ITA NC 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Jenkins, Richard. "The World Championship drivers – Where are they now?". OldRacingCars.com. Retrieved 29 July 2007. 
  2. ^ a b c d Small, Steve (1994). The Guinness Complete Grand Prix Who's Who. Guinness. p. 263. ISBN 0851127029. 

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