Harry Schell  United States

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World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1950 Cooper, Talbot-Lago 2 2 0 0 1 8 0 0 18 0 0 0 -
1951 Maserati 2 2 0 0 1 12 0 0 17 0 0 0 -
1952 Maserati 3 3 0 0 1 17 0 0 11 0 0 0 -
1953 Gordini 7 7 0 0 3 7 0 0 9 0 0 0 -
1954 Maserati 6 6 0 0 3 6 0 1 4 0 0 0 -
1955 Maserati, Ferrari, Vanwall 5 4 0 0 2 6 0 0 7 0 0 0 -
1956 Maserati, Vanwall 6 6 0 0 2 4 0 0 4 0 0 3 17
1957 Maserati 7 7 0 1 5 3 0 0 4 0 0 10 7
1958 Maserati, BRM 10 10 0 1 7 2 0 2 2 0 0 14 6
1959 BRM, Cooper 8 8 0 0 5 4 0 2 3 0 0 5 13
1960 Cooper 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 9 0 0 0 -
Total 57 56 0 2 30 2 0 5 2 0 0 32
Race Circuit Date
First race Monaco Grand Prix Monaco May 21, 1950 Race results
Last race Argentine Grand Prix Buenos Aires February 7, 1960 Race results
Profile

This French-born American was one of the extroverts of the 1950s' scene. He was destined to race as his father, and later his mother ran Ecurie Bleue. Harry made his World Championship debut in 1950, but started to make his mark in 1953 when he joined Gordini, and was even more impressive in 1954, driving a Maserati.

He was employed by both Vanwall and Maserati in 1955 and gave the first showing of Vanwall's potential in 1956 when he snapped at the heels of the Ferraris in the French Grand Prix. He also won the non-championship Grand Prix de Caen in a Ferrari in 1956 and was employed as support for Juan Manuel Fangio at Maserati in 1957, before moving to BRM in 1958, taking a career-best second place in the Dutch Grand Prix.

He was driving a private Cooper when he crashed and died in the wet in practice for the Silverstone International Trophy in 1960.

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

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July 18, 1959

Jack Brabham (No. 12) leads away Roy Salvadori (No. 2) and Harry Schell (No. 8) at the start of the British Grand Prix

August 3, 1958

Stirling Moss leads in his Vanwall on the first lap of the race

May 18, 1958

Mike Hawthorn leads the Monaco Grand Prix

     

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