Vic Elford  Great Britain

  • Full name Victor Elford
  • Birth date June 10, 1935
  • Birthplace Peckham, London, Great Britain
  • Current age 79 years 84 days
  • Teams BRM, Cooper, McLaren
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World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1968 Cooper 7 7 0 0 3 4 0 0 5 0 0 5 18
1969 Cooper, McLaren 5 5 0 0 4 5 0 0 6 0 0 3 14
1971 BRM 1 1 0 0 1 11 0 0 18 0 0 0 -
Total 13 13 0 0 8 4 0 0 5 0 0 8
Race Circuit Date
First race French Grand Prix Rouen July 7, 1968 Race results
Last race German Grand Prix Nürburgring August 1, 1971 Race results
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A winner in rallies, rallycross and sports cars, Vic was no slouch either when it came to Formula One machinery. He had a very good year in 1968, for he won the Monte Carlo Rally, the Daytona 24 Hours, the Targa Florio and the Nurburgring 1,000kms, and, on top of those victories, he made his Formula One debut, albeit in a Cooper when Coopers were no longer the cars to have.

Somehow, he carried one around to a fourth- and a fifth-place finish. A privately entered McLaren followed for 1969, but Vic hit some debris in the German Grand Prix, crashed and broke his arm, putting his career into a downward spiral. Since 1974 he has run a racing school in the US.

Reproduced from The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Formula One published by Carlton Books

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September 8, 1968

Vic Elford of Cooper at the 1968 Italian Grand Prix

     

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