Horace Gould

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Horace Gould
Born(1921-09-20)20 September 1921
Bristol England
Died4 November 1968(1968-11-04) (aged 47)
Southmead England
Formula One World Championship career
NationalityUnited Kingdom British
Active years19541958, 1960
Teamsprivateer Cooper, Maserati inc. privateer
Entries18 (14 starts)
Championships0
Wins0
Podiums0
Career points2
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
First entry1954 British Grand Prix
Last entry1960 Italian Grand Prix

Horace Gould (born Horace Harry Twigg 20 September 1921 – 4 November 1968) was a British racing driver from Bristol.

Career[edit]

Known for his portly frame and larger-than-life character, Gould began racing sports cars in 1952 at the wheel of a Cooper-MG. He moved into Formula One in 1954, competing as a privateer and using the team name Gould's Garage (Bristol).[1]

In a period when fat Italians regularly occupied the cockpits of Formula 1 cars, to Horace Gould it seemed quite reasonable that a fat Bristolian should do the same.

— The Guinness Complete Grand Prix Who's Who[2]

He participated in 17 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on 17 July 1954, plus numerous non-Championship races.[3] He scored a total of 2 championship points, thanks to driving his Maserati 250F to fifth place in the 1956 British Grand Prix, enough to earn him joint 19th place in that season's World Championship. He won minor non-championship Formula One races at Castle Combe in 1954 and Aintree in 1956, and also won two points in the 1957 World Sportscar Championship, finishing in 5th place in that season's 1000km of Nürburgring, sharing a Maserati 300S with teammates Stirling Moss, Juan Manuel Fangio and Chico Godia.[1]

Although most of Gould's career was spent in England, he also had spells living and racing in New Zealand and Modena, Italy, home of the Maserati factory.[1]

The similarity of Gould's build and driving style to those of José Froilán González led to him being dubbed "the Gonzalez of the West Country".[4]

Gould died suddenly, in Southmead, England, of a heart attack, at the age of 47. His sons Martin, Stephen and Richard still live in Bristol.[1] Martin went into motor racing and raced in Formula 3, and two of his grandchildren Daniel Gould and James Gould also had careers at a young age in motorsport.

Complete Formula One World Championship Results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 WDC Points
1954 Goulds' Garage (Bristol) Cooper T23 Bristol Straight-6 ARG 500 BEL FRA GBR
15
GER SUI ITA ESP NC 0
1955 Goulds' Garage (Bristol) Maserati 250F Maserati Straight-6 ARG MON 500 BEL NED
Ret
GBR
Ret
NC 0
Officine Alfieri Maserati ITA
Ret
1956 Goulds' Garage (Bristol) Maserati 250F Maserati Straight-6 ARG MON
8
500 BEL
Ret
FRA
DNA
GBR
5
GER
Ret
ITA 19th 2
1957 H H Gould Maserati 250F Maserati Straight-6 ARG MON
Ret
500 FRA
Ret
GBR
DNS
GER
Ret
PES
Ret
ITA
10
NC 0
1958 H H Gould Maserati 250F Maserati Straight-6 ARG
9
MON
DNQ
NED
DNS
500 BEL FRA GBR GER POR ITA MOR NC 0
1960 H H Gould Maserati 250F Maserati Straight-6 ARG MON 500 NED BEL FRA GBR POR ITA
DNS
USA NC 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Horace Gould". Motor Sport Database. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
  2. ^ Small, Steve (1994). The Guinness Complete Grand Prix Who's Who. Enfield: Guinness Publishing. ISBN 978-0851127026.
  3. ^ "The Formula One Archives". Retrieved 4 August 2007.
  4. ^ "Horace Gould biography at historicracing.com". Archived from the original on 31 December 2014. Retrieved 29 April 2008.