Ian Raby  Great Britain

  • Full name Ian Raby
  • Birth date September 22, 1921
  • Birthplace Woolwich, London, Great Britain
  • Date of death November 7, 1967 (46 years 46 days)
  • Place of death Lambeth, London, Great Britain
  • Teams Brabham, Gilby
World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1963 Gilby 3 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 19 0 0 0 -
1964 Brabham 2 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 17 0 0 0 -
1965 Brabham 2 1 0 0 1 11 0 0 20 0 0 0 -
Total 7 3 0 0 1 11 0 0 17 0 0 0
Race Circuit Date
First race British Grand Prix Silverstone July 20, 1963 Race results
Last race German Grand Prix Nürburgring August 1, 1965 Race results
Profile

Ian Raby, who owned the Empire garage in Brighton, was a privateer entrant in three successive British Grand Prix between 1963 and 1965, failing to finish twice before taking 11th place at his third attempt. He also entered four championship races in Europe but was not able to qualify in any of them, although he took third in the non-championship Rome Grand Prix in 1963. In 1957 he finished 15th at Le Mans with Jack Brabham and won the inaugural Formula Junior race in England. An early car of his was known as "Paddle Jumper" on account of its low ground clearance and he had the name painted on all cars he raced. A superstitious man, he carried a rabbit's foot, preferred red cars with white wheels and refused to race under No. 13. He died three months after a serious crash at Zandvoort.

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