Carel Godin de Beaufort  Netherlands

  • Full name Jonkheer Carel Pieter Anthonie Jan Hubertus Godin de Beaufort
  • Birth date April 10, 1934
  • Birthplace Maarsbergen, Netherlands
  • Date of death August 2, 1964 (30 years 114 days)
  • Place of death Cologne, Germany
  • Teams Cooper, Maserati, Porsche
World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1957 Porsche 1 1 0 0 1 14 0 0 20 0 0 0 -
1958 Porsche 2 2 0 0 1 11 0 0 15 0 0 0 -
1959 Porsche, Maserati 2 2 0 0 2 9 0 0 14 0 0 0 -
1960 Cooper 1 1 0 0 1 8 0 0 17 0 0 0 -
1961 Porsche 6 6 0 0 5 7 0 0 14 0 0 0 -
1962 Porsche 9 8 0 0 7 6 0 0 8 0 0 2 17
1963 Porsche 8 7 0 0 6 6 0 0 17 0 0 2 14
1964 Porsche 2 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 17 0 0 0 -
Total 31 28 0 0 23 6 0 0 8 0 0 4
Race Circuit Date
First race German Grand Prix Nürburgring August 4, 1957 Race results
Last race German Grand Prix Nürburgring August 2, 1964 Race results
Profile

Carel Godin de Beaufort was a Dutch nobleman who drove irregularly in Formula One between 1957 and his death in 1964. He was a genuine amateur, funding his own cars which he ran in bright Dutch orange under the Ecurie Maarsbergen banner, the team taking its name from de Beaufort's country estate. Although early on he was seen as something of a joke - his solid frame led to his car being tagged "Fatty Porsche" - who got in the way but as time went on respect for him grew and in 1962 he twice finished sixth to earn two points. He was anything but conventional either, often driving without shoes and even donned a Beatles-style wig rather than a helmet. Once at Reims he stopped during a practice session to give an attractive young lady a ride round the circuit, to the fury of officials. He died when his Porsche 718 crashed at the Nürburgring, during practice for the 1964 German Grand Prix and was thrown from his car and suffered massive injuries from which he died three days later.
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August 2, 1964

Spectators crowd around the critically injured Carel Godin de Beaufort

July 8, 1962

Carel Godin de Beaufort in his Porsche 718 at French GP

July 8, 1962

Carel Godin de Beaufort in his Porsche 718 at French GP

     

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