Jackie Pretorius

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Jackie Pretorius
Born(1934-11-22)22 November 1934
Died30 March 2009(2009-03-30) (aged 74)
Formula One World Championship career
NationalitySouth Africa South African
Active years1965, 1968, 1971, 1973
Teamsnon-works Brabham, privateer LDS, Frank Williams Racing Cars
Entries4 (3 starts)
Championships0
Wins0
Podiums0
Career points0
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
First entry1965 South African Grand Prix
Last entry1973 South African Grand Prix

Jacobus "Jackie" Pretorius (born 22 November 1934,[1] died 30 March 2009 in Johannesburg) was a racing driver from South Africa. He participated in four Formula One World Championship Grands Prix,[2] debuting on 1 January 1965, and scoring no championship points.

Pretorius competed in Formula One at national level in his home country of South Africa, enjoying some success throughout the late 1960s and early 1970s. After racing a Lotus and a Lola, he won two races in 1971 driving a Brabham.

Jackie Pretorius died in Johannesburg aged 74, on 30 March 2009, after being in a coma for three weeks. He was attacked in his home early on a Friday morning by burglars. His wife Shirley died in a similar incident in the same house several years earlier.[3]

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 WDC Points
1965 Jackie Pretorius LDS Mk 1 Alfa Romeo Straight-4 RSA
DNPQ
MON BEL FRA GBR NED GER ITA USA MEX NC 0
1968 Team Pretoria Brabham BT11 Climax Straight-4 RSA
NC
ESP MON BEL NED FRA GBR GER ITA CAN USA MEX NC 0
1971 Team Gunston Brabham BT26A Cosworth V8 RSA
Ret
ESP MON NED FRA GBR GER AUT ITA CAN USA NC 0
1973 Frank Williams Racing Cars Iso–Marlboro FX3B Cosworth V8 ARG BRA RSA
Ret
ESP BEL MON SWE FRA GBR NED GER AUT ITA CAN USA NC 0

References[edit]

  • "The Grand Prix Who's Who", Steve Small, 1995.
  1. ^ Jenkins, Richard. "The World Championship drivers – Where are they now?". OldRacingCars.com. Retrieved 2007-07-29.
  2. ^ "Roy Hesketh Heritage: Formula Racing Car Photo Gallery". http://royheskethcircuit.com/formularacing.html. External link in |website= (help); Missing or empty |url= (help)
  3. ^ Jackie Pretorius’ passing signals the end of an era Archived 2009-04-06 at the Wayback Machine