David Hobbs  Great Britain

  • Full name David Hobbs
  • Birth date June 9, 1939
  • Birthplace Leamington, Great Britain
  • Current age 74 years 311 days
  • Teams BRM, Honda, McLaren
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World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1967 BRM 2 2 0 0 2 8 0 0 12 0 0 0 -
1968 Honda 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 14 0 0 0 -
1971 McLaren 1 1 0 0 1 10 0 0 22 0 0 0 -
1974 McLaren 2 2 0 0 2 7 0 0 17 0 0 0 -
Total 6 6 0 0 5 7 0 0 12 0 0 0
Race Circuit Date
First race British Grand Prix Silverstone July 15, 1967 Race results
Last race Italian Grand Prix Monza September 8, 1974 Race results
Profile

David Hobbs achieved five top-ten finishes in a six-race career spread over eight seasons, but it was away from Formula One that he achieved his greatest successes. An impressive racing CV included winning the US Formula 5000 championship in 1971 and the Trans-Am Series title in 1983, 20 appearances in the Le Mans 24 hour race as well as outings in the Indianapolis 500.

In latter stages of his career he began to commentate on TV and he combined this with running a car dealership in the Wisconsin. He was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in 2009.

Martin Williamson November 2009

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August 18, 1974

David Hobbs at the 1974 Austrian Grand Prix

     

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