Ian Burgess

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Ian Burgess
Born (1930-07-06)6 July 1930
London
Died 19 May 2012(2012-05-19) (aged 81)
Harrow, London
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality United Kingdom British
Active years 19581963
Teams Cooper (inc. non-works), Scirocco
Non-works Lotus
Entries 20 (16 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First entry 1958 British Grand Prix
Last entry 1963 German Grand Prix

Ian Burgess (6 July 1930 – 19 May 2012) was a British racing driver, born in London. He participated in 20 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix,[1] debuting on 19 July 1958, and numerous non-Championship Formula One races. He scored no championship points.

Racing career

Burgess began racing in 1950 with a Cooper Formula Three car and had a successful 1951 season including a win at the Nürburgring before moving up to sports cars and Formula Two, where he was less successful.[2]

Burgess began working for Cooper, both in their factory and at their drivers' school based at Brands Hatch and raced one of the works Formula Two cars in 1957, when he achieved fourth place in the Oulton Park Gold Cup.[2] This led to a drive with Tommy Atkins' team in 1958, with a similar machine. He won at Crystal Palace and Snetterton and gained fourth places at Reims and Montlhéry. However, a broken leg at AVUS ended his season but not before he made his Formula One debut for Cooper at the British Grand Prix.[2]

Burgess returned in 1959 driving Scuderia Centro Sud's Cooper T51-Maserati with a best finish of sixth in the German Grand Prix. He continued with the team in 1960 with little success.

For 1961 he joined the American Camoradi International team, competing in five Grands Prix (three starts) with a best finish of 12th in the German Grand Prix.[2] He moved to the Anglo American Equipe team in 1962 competing in three Grands Prix, finishing no higher than 11th. 1963 was his last year in racing and he competed in two Grands Prix for the Scirocco-Powell team, retiring from both.[2]

Burgess died in Harrow, aged 81.[3]

Complete Formula One World Championship results

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 WDC Points
1958 Cooper Car Company Cooper T45 Climax Straight-4 ARG MON NED 500 BEL FRA GBR
Ret
NC 0
High Efficiency Motors Cooper T43 (F2) GER
7
POR ITA MOR
1959 Scuderia Centro Sud Cooper T51 Maserati Straight-4 MON 500 NED FRA
Ret
GBR
Ret
GER
6
POR ITA
14
USA NC 0
1960 Scuderia Centro Sud Cooper T51 Maserati Straight-4 ARG MON
DNQ
500 NED BEL FRA
10
GBR
Ret
POR ITA USA
Ret
NC 0
1961 Camoradi International Lotus 18 Climax Straight-4 MON NED
DNS
BEL
DNS
FRA
14
GBR
14
NC 0
Cooper T53 GER
12
ITA USA
1962 Anglo American Equipe Cooper T59 Climax Straight-4 NED MON BEL FRA GBR
12
GER
11
ITA
DNQ
USA RSA NC 0
1963 Scirocco-Powell Scirocco 02 BRM V8 MON
WD
BEL
WD
NED
WD
FRA
WD
GBR
Ret
GER
Ret
ITA
WD
USA MEX RSA NC 0

References

  1. ^ Grand Prix Data Book
  2. ^ a b c d e Small, Steve (1994). The Guinness Complete Grand Prix Who's Who. Guinness. p. 88. ISBN 0851127029. 
  3. ^ "Ian Burgess at oldracingcars.com". oldracingcars.com. Retrieved 21 May 2012. 
  • Profile at grandprix.com
  • Hayhoe, David & Holland, David (2006). Grand Prix Data Book (4th edition). Haynes, Sparkford, UK. ISBN 1-84425-223-X

External links

  • Ian Burgess profile at The 500 Owners Association


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