Tim Schenken  Australia

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World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1970 De Tomaso 4 4 0 0 0 - 0 0 17 0 0 0 -
1971 Brabham 10 10 0 1 6 3 0 0 7 0 0 5 14
1972 Surtees 12 12 0 0 6 5 0 0 5 0 0 2 19
1973 Iso Marlboro 1 1 0 0 1 14 0 0 24 0 0 0 -
1974 Trojan, Team Lotus 9 7 0 0 3 10 0 0 19 0 0 0 -
Total 36 34 0 1 16 3 0 0 5 0 0 7
Race Circuit Date
First race Austrian Grand Prix Spielberg August 16, 1970 Race results
Last race United States Grand Prix Watkins Glen October 6, 1974 Race results
Profile

After a successful career in the junior categories - in which he won 42 British Formula Ford races in 1968 alone, as well as the British Formula Three crown that year - and after a mixed season of Formula Two, Tim made his Formula One debut for Frank Williams' de Tomaso team in 1970, following the death of Piers Courage.

He was then signed to partner Graham Hill at Brabham, and overshadowed the former World Champion for most of the year, finishing third in Austria. A move to Surtees in 1972 proved to be a mistake, however, and effectively ended any chances he might have had of landing a top Formula One drive. He then drove the uncompetitive Trojan in 1974, then concentrating on sports cars before retiring in 1977. Tim later formed a company for building racing cars with racer Howden Ganley.

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

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May 30, 1972

Surtees driver Tim Schenken

August 16, 1970

Tim Schenken drives through the spray in Frank Williams de Tomaso

     

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