Kenneth McAlpine

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Kenneth McAlpine
Born (1920-09-21) 21 September 1920 (age 96)
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality United Kingdom British
Active years 1952, 1953, 1955
Teams Connaught
Entries 7
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First entry 1952 British Grand Prix
Last entry 1955 British Grand Prix

Kenneth McAlpine (born 21 September 1920) is a British former racing driver from England. He was born in Cobham, Surrey.[1] He participated in 7 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on 19 July 1952. He scored no championship points. During the development of the Connaught Racing Team based at Send in Surrey, McAlpine became a considerable financial backer and enjoyed several team owner triumphs including Tony Brooks's memorable F1 victory at Syracuse, Italy in 1955. The team was eventually broken up in 1958 and cars sold off, including one or more to a young Bernie Ecclestone.

After Grands Prix, McAlpine established a successful English wine growing and bottling business at his estate in Lamberhurst, Kent. He is a member of the McAlpine family that started the famous civil engineering company of the same name. He is also a member of The Air Squadron. Following the death of French driver André Guelfi on 28 June 2016, McAlpine became the oldest living Formula One driver.

Complete Formula One World Championship results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 WDC Points
1952 Connaught Engineering Connaught Type A Lea-Francis Straight-4 SUI 500 BEL FRA GBR
16
GER NED ITA
Ret
NC 0
1953 Connaught Engineering Connaught Type A Lea-Francis Straight-4 ARG 500 NED
Ret
BEL FRA GBR
Ret
GER
13
SUI ITA
NC
NC 0
1955 Connaught Engineering Connaught Type B Alta Straight-4 ARG MON 500 BEL NED GBR
Ret
ITA NC 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jenkins, Richard. "The World Championship drivers - Where are they now?". OldRacingCars.com. Retrieved 2007-07-29.