Ken Richardson (racing driver)

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Ken Richardson
Born(1911-08-21)21 August 1911
Died27 June 1997(1997-06-27) (aged 85)
Formula One World Championship career
NationalityUnited Kingdom British
Active years1951
TeamsBRM
Entries1 (0 starts)
Championships0
Wins0
Podiums0
Career points0
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
First entry1951 Italian Grand Prix
Last entry1951 Italian Grand Prix

William Kenneth "Ken" Richardson (21 August 1911 in Bourne, Lincolnshire – 27 June 1997 in Bourne, Lincolnshire) was a British racing and test / development driver from England who competed in one Formula One World Championship race.

Richardson started as an engineer for British Racing Motors,[1] before becoming the main development driver for the BRM V16 project in the early 1950s. He was entered by the team to drive a BRM 15, equipped with the V16 engine, in the 1951 Italian Grand Prix.[2] He qualified the car 10th, but was not allowed to start the race when it emerged that he did not possess the correct racing licence due to his lack of experience.[2][3] He did not make another attempt at entering a World Championship Formula One race.

He did, however, continue to race in both sportscars and endurance events.

Complete Formula One World Championship results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 WDC Points
1951 BRM Ltd BRM P15 BRM V16 SUI 500 BEL FRA GBR GER ITA
DNS
ESP NC 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jenkins, Richard. "Where are they now: Ken Richardson". Old Racing Cars. Retrieved 19 February 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Ken Richardson profile". ESPN F1. ESPN. Retrieved 19 February 2012.
  3. ^ "Skullduggery and farce but Ascari sets up a grand finale". ESPN F1. Retrieved 19 February 2012.