Mike Thackwell  New Zealand

  • Full name Michael Thackwell
  • Birth date March 30, 1961
  • Birthplace Palmerston North, New Zealand
  • Current age 53 years 265 days
  • Relation Brother-in-law - D Brabham
  • Teams Arrows, RAM, Tyrrell
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World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1980 Arrows, Tyrrell 3 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 24 0 0 0 -
1984 RAM, Tyrrell 2 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 25 0 0 0 -
Total 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 0 0 0
Race Circuit Date
First race Dutch Grand Prix Zandvoort August 31, 1980 Race results
Last race German Grand Prix Hockenheim August 5, 1984 Race results
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Mike became the youngest ever grand prix driver when he started the 1980 Canadian Grand Prix for Tyrrell aged just 19, but his career never really managed to take off. Back to Formula Two in 1981, a huge accident at Thruxton stalled Mike's progress, and although he fought back to win the 1984 Formula Two crown, he dropped out of the sport entirely shortly afterwards.

Reproduced from The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Formula One published by Carlton Books

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