Rupert Keegan

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Rupert Keegan
Born (1955-02-26) 26 February 1955 (age 61)
Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, England, UK
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality United Kingdom British
Active years 19771978, 1980, 1982
Teams Hesketh, Surtees, RAM, March
Entries 37 (25 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First entry 1977 Spanish Grand Prix
Last entry 1982 Caesars Palace Grand Prix
British Formula One Series career
Active years 1979
Races 13
Championships 1
Wins 5
Podium finishes 6
Career points 65
Pole positions 5
Fastest laps 4

Rupert Keegan (born 26 February 1955 in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex) is a former racing driver from England. He participated in 37 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on 8 May 1977. He scored no championship points.

Keegan won the 1976 British Formula 3 Championship, which propelled him into Formula One. After seasons with Hesketh and Surtees, neither of them particularly competitive teams, he won the Aurora Formula One Championship in 1979. A return to the Formula One World Championship with RAM driving their Williams FW07B yielded little in the way of results, as did a few races with March.

After Formula One, Keegan raced in the United States in CART, and also in endurance racing. After his retirement, he pursued business interests and also worked as a racing instructor.

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 16 17 WDC Pts.
1977 Penthouse Rizla Racing Hesketh 308E Ford V8 ARG BRA RSA USW ESP
Ret
MON
12
BEL
Ret
SWE
13
FRA
10
GBR
Ret
GER
Ret
AUT
7
NED
Ret
ITA
9
USA
8
CAN
Ret
JPN NC 0
1978 Durex Team Surtees Surtees TS19 Ford V8 ARG
Ret
BRA
Ret
RSA
Ret
USW
DNS
MON
Ret
BEL
DNQ
NC 0
Surtees TS20 Ford V8 ESP
11
SWE
DNQ
FRA
Ret
GBR
DNQ
GER
DNQ
AUT
DNQ
NED
DNS
ITA USA CAN
1980 RAM Penthouse Rizla Racing Williams FW07 Ford V8 ARG BRA RSA USW BEL MON FRA GBR
11
GER
DNQ
AUT
15
NED
DNQ
ITA
11
CAN
DNQ
USA
9
NC 0
1982 Rothmans March Grand Prix Team March 821 Ford V8 RSA BRA USW SMR BEL MON DET CAN NED GBR FRA GER
DNQ
AUT
Ret
SUI
Ret
ITA
DNQ
CPL
12
NC 0

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Gunnar Nilsson
British Formula 3 Championship
BARC Series Champion

1976
Succeeded by
Derek Daly
Preceded by
Tony Trimmer
British Formula One Champion
1979
Succeeded by
Emilio de Villota