Энциклопедия Формулы 1:
1950-2017

Rambler's Top100

Гонщики

Курсивом отмечены гонщики,
выступавшие только
в Indy 500 (1950-1960)

Великобритания
Великобритания

Крис Бристоу

Bristow, Chris

Bristow, Christopher

Крис Бристоу / Bristow, Chris

(c) 'Who is Who' by Steve Small, 2000

Родился:

02.12.1937

Лэмбет, Южный Лондон

Умер:

19.06.1960

трасса Спа-Франкоршан, Бельгия

Сезонов в Ф1:

2

Лет в Ф1:

2

Гран При:

4

Старты:

4

Победы:

подряд:

Подиумы:

подряд:

Поул-позиции:

подряд:

Первый ряд:

подряд:

Быстрые круги:

подряд:

Лучший финиш:

10

Лучший старт:

4

Дубли:

Хет-трики:

Лидирование старт/финиш:

Большие шлемы:

Круги:

115

лидирования:

Километры:

697.06

лидирования:

Очки:

за один сезон:

подряд:

Ф1: 1959-1960

Крис Бристоу / Bristow, Chris - 1959-1960

Год

Команда

Шасси

1959British Racing PartnershipCooper T51
Cooper T51
1960Yeoman Credit Racing TeamCooper T51
Cooper T51

Many felt that Bristow had the ability to be a World Champion, while in the other camp his detractors maintained that he was too wild. Certainly he was very, very quick but sadly we would never find out just how much he could have achieved.

With the support of his father, Chris entered racing in 1956 at the wheel of an MG Special with which he scored an early win at Crystal Palace. Realising that he needed more competitive machinery than the special, he acquired an 1100 cc Cooper sports car for 1957 and won more than a dozen minor scratch and handicap events with it in a highly satisfying year.

For 1958 the Cooper was no longer eligible, so he purchased a very fast - but not so reliable - Elva, with which he traded places regularly with the more fashionable Lotus. His efforts brought him to the attention of the British Racing Partnership, who invited him to join them for 1959 to race their Formula 2 Cooper-Borgwards and Cooper-Monaco sports cars.

It was the John Davy Trophy at Brands Hatch that really brought him to the attention of the public, Bristow taking an aggregate win from Brabham, Salvadori and McLaren with an impressive display of speed coupled with a maturity that belied his inexperience.

For 1960 BRP - under the Yeoman Credit Racing Team banner -pinned their hopes on young Bristow and the experienced Harry Schell. When Schell was killed in practice for the International Trophy, Chris, something of loner, found himself paired with Tony Brooks. It would have been fascinating to measure his stature against a proven world-class pilot, but in the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa, while dicing with the Ferrari of the equally combative Willy Mairesse, he lost control of his Cooper, slid into some trackside fencing and was killed instantly in a gruesome accident.

(c) 'Who is Who' by Steve Small, 2000

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