Paddy Driver  South Africa

  • Full name Ernest Gould Driver
  • Birth date May 13, 1934
  • Birthplace Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Current age 80 years 73 days
  • Teams 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 Team Lotus 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 0 -
1974 Team Lotus 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 26 0 0 0 -
Total 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 0 0 0
Race Circuit Date
First race South African Grand Prix Prince George December 28, 1963 Race results
Last race South African Grand Prix Kyalami March 30, 1974 Race results
Profile

Paddy Driver's real success came on bikes, where he was a regular on the GP circuit between 1958 and 1965, finishing third in the 500cc championship in his last season. But he was at the same time racing cars, finishing seventh in the non-championship F1 grand prix at Kyalami. His two Formula One championship drives came in his home of South Africa but were separated by a decade. In 1964 he failed to qualify after rolling his Lotus in practice; ten years later, again in a Lotus, he was forced out of the race with clutch failure after six laps.

Martin Williamson November 2009

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March 30, 1974

Paddy Driver at the 1974 South African Grand Prix

     

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