Tom Belsø

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Tom Belsø
Born (1942-08-27) 27 August 1942 (age 74)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality Denmark Danish
Active years 1973 - 1974
Teams Frank Williams Racing Cars
Entries 5 (2 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First entry 1973 Swedish Grand Prix
Last entry 1974 British Grand Prix

Tom Belsø (born 27 August 1942 in Copenhagen, Denmark) is a former motor racing driver. He is credited as the first Formula One driver from Denmark. He started out in touring cars but became a Formula Two racer in 1972, with his best result being a fourth place at the Albi Grand Prix, finishing 17th in the European F2 Championship. In 1973 he raced a Lola in Formula 5000. He also raced in a few non-championship Formula One races, finishing 7th in the 1973 Race of Champions and 8th in the 1973 BRDC International Trophy, and retiring in the 1974 BRDC International Trophy and 1975 Race of Champions. He contested the 1974 Rothmans 5000 European Championship winning at Snetterton and finishing 8th in the Series. He also competed in the 1977 Shellsport 5000/Libre series and finished fifth in a Radio Luxemburg-sponsored Lola T330-Chevrolet.

Formula One[edit]

Belsø qualified a Formula One Iso-Marlboro for the Frank Williams Racing Cars team at the 1973 Swedish Grand Prix, but could not start the race because his sponsorship money didn't arrive. In 1974 he tried four times to qualify for Williams, but was only successful in South Africa and Sweden. In South Africa, the clutch on Belsø's FW failed on the first lap of the race. In Sweden, he finished his only complete Grand Prix, in eighth place.

Complete Formula One results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 WDC Points
1973 Frank Williams Racing Cars Iso-Marlboro IR Cosworth V8 ARG BRA RSA ESP BEL MON SWE
DNS
FRA GBR NED GER AUT ITA CAN USA NC 0
1974 Frank Williams Racing Cars Iso-Marlboro FW Cosworth V8 ARG BRA RSA
Ret
ESP
DNQ
BEL MON SWE
8
NED FRA GBR
DNQ
GER AUT ITA CAN USA NC 0
Source:[1]

‡ Belsø took part in practice only. The car was driven in the race by Howden Ganley.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Small, Steve (1994). The Guinness Complete Grand Prix Who's Who. Guinness. p. 55. ISBN 0851127029. 

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