Moisés Solana  Mexico

  • Full name Moisés Solana Arciniega
  • Birth date December 26, 1935
  • Birthplace Mexico City, Mexico
  • Date of death July 27, 1969 (33 years 213 days)
  • Place of death Valle de Bravo, Mexico
  • Teams BRM, Cooper, Team Lotus
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World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1963 BRM 1 1 0 0 1 11 0 0 11 0 0 0 -
1964 Team Lotus 1 1 0 0 1 10 0 0 14 0 0 0 -
1965 Team Lotus 2 2 0 0 1 12 0 0 9 0 0 0 -
1966 Cooper 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 15 0 0 0 -
1967 Team Lotus 2 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 7 0 0 0 -
1968 Team Lotus 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 11 0 0 0 -
Total 8 8 0 0 3 10 0 0 7 0 0 0
Race Circuit Date
First race Mexican Grand Prix Mexico City October 27, 1963 Race results
Last race Mexican Grand Prix Mexico City November 3, 1968 Race results
Profile

Moises Solana had a Formula One career that spanned six seasons, but he only accumulated eight grand prix starts as he remained in Mexico to pursue other more lucrative sporting careers.

A talented jai-alai player, Solana made his money through the squash-like sport and used it to fund his motor racing career, enjoying considerable success on the domestic scene.

He made his debut for BRM in the inaugural Mexican Grand Prix of 1963, and in doing so became the only driver ever to race a car bearing the number 13 in a grand prix. He appeared in every Mexican GP from 1963 until 1968, along with two races in the United States, and attracted the attention of Ferrari who offered him a Formula Two drive. With other possibilities available to him in Mexico he would only move to Europe for a full-time Formula One seat and so declined the offer.

He was often let down by his machinery during his appearances in home grands prix, and he was yet to score a world championship point when he was killed in a crash in the Avandaro hillclimb in 1969.

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October 23, 1966

Moises Solana waits in the pit lane ahead of the race

     

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