Duncan Hamilton  Great Britain

  • Full name James Duncan Hamilton
  • Birth date April 30, 1920
  • Birthplace Cork, Ireland, Great Britain
  • Date of death May 13, 1994 (74 years 13 days)
  • Place of death Sherborne, Dorset, Great Britain
  • Teams HWM, Talbot-Lago
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World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1951 Talbot-Lago 2 2 0 0 1 12 0 0 11 0 0 0 -
1952 HWM 2 2 0 0 1 7 0 0 10 0 0 0 -
1953 HWM 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 17 0 0 0 -
Total 5 5 0 0 2 7 0 0 10 0 0 0
Race Circuit Date
First race British Grand Prix Silverstone July 14, 1951 Race results
Last race British Grand Prix Silverstone July 18, 1953 Race results
Profile

Duncan Hamilton was a prolific racer in the immediate years following World War Two, of which his five grand prix barely scratched the surface. While he did little of note in those races, but managed three podium finishes in non-Championship F1 events. He also participated in numerous sports car races, including nine appearances at the Le Mans 24-Hour Race between 1950 and 1958. In 1953 he was disqualified for practising in a car with the same number on it as another entrant. After retiring he concentrated on running his Jaguar dealership, but found time to co-write a colourful autobiography called Touch Wood!.

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Latest Photos

May 6, 1955

Tony Rolt (L) and Duncan Hamilton at Silverstone

June 25, 1950

Duncan Hamilton stands with George Abecassis and Briggs Cunningham

     

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