Ken Richardson (racing driver)

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Ken Richardson
Born (1911-08-21)21 August 1911
Died 27 June 1997(1997-06-27) (aged 85)
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality United Kingdom British
Active years 1951
Teams BRM
Entries 1 (0 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First entry 1951 Italian Grand Prix
Last entry 1951 Italian Grand Prix

William Kenneth "Ken" Richardson (21 August 1911 in Bourne, Lincolnshire – 27 June 1997 in Bourne, Lincolnshire) was a British racing and test / development driver from England who competed in one Formula One World Championship race.

Richardson started as an engineer for British Racing Motors,[1] before becoming the main development driver for the BRM V16 project in the early 1950s. He was entered by the team to drive a BRM 15, equipped with the V16 engine, in the 1951 Italian Grand Prix.[2] He qualified the car 10th, but was not allowed to start the race when it emerged that he did not possess the correct racing licence due to his lack of experience.[2][3] He did not make another attempt at entering a World Championship Formula One race.

Complete Formula One World Championship results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 WDC Points
1951 BRM Ltd BRM P15 BRM V16 SUI 500 BEL FRA GBR GER ITA
DNS
ESP NC 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jenkins, Richard. "Where are they now: Ken Richardson". Old Racing Cars. Retrieved 19 February 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Ken Richardson profile". ESPN F1. ESPN. Retrieved 19 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Skullduggery and farce but Ascari sets up a grand finale". ESPN F1. Retrieved 19 February 2012.