Энциклопедия Формулы 1:
1950-2017

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Гонщики

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

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Дэйв Чарлтон

Charlton, Dave

Charlton, David

Дэйв Чарлтон / Charlton, Dave

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

Родился:

27.10.1936

Броттон, Редкар, Йоркшир, Англия

Сезонов в Ф1:

9

Лет в Ф1:

11

Гран При:

14

Старты:

11*

*не стартовал:

3

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Лучший финиш:

12

Лучший старт:

8

Дубли:

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Круги:

348

лидирования:

Километры:

1506.47

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Ф1: 1965-1975

Дэйв Чарлтон / Charlton, Dave - 1965-1975

Год

Команда

Шасси

1965Ecurie TomahawkLotus 20
1967Scuderia ScribanteBrabham BT11/22
1968Scuderia ScribanteBrabham BT11/22
1970Scuderia ScribanteLotus 49C
1971Motor Racing DevelopmentsBrabham BT33
Brabham BT33
Gold Leaf Team LotusLotus 72D
Lotus 72D
1972Scuderia Scribante - Lucky Strike RacingLotus 72D
Lotus 72D
1973Scuderia Scribante - Lucky Strike RacingLotus 72D
Lotus 72D
1974Scuderia Scribante - Lucky Strike RacingMcLaren M23
McLaren M23
1975Lucky Strike RacingMcLaren M23
McLaren M23

After club racing, Charlton moved into South Africa's major league in 1962, racing under the intriguingly titled Ecurie Tomahawk banner. Driving a four-cylinder-powered Lotus 20, he fared reasonably well on the local scene, but the car was not even good enough to qualify for practice in the 1965 Grand Prix.

The purchase of a Brabham BT11 brought him to the forefront in South Africa's national series, and helped ensure that he would be on the grid for the country's feature race as well. Building his reputation with Scuderia Scribante, Charlton was invited to England in early 1968 to test a works Cooper, also taking in the BOAC 500 in Sid Taylor's Lola T70.

In 1970 Dave purchased the ex-Bonnier Lotus 49C, which he used to devastating effect, cleaning up in the F1/FA series. This led to a deal to drive a works-run Brabham in the following year's Grand Prix, but more importantly secured lucrative sponsorship from Lucky Strike which allowed him to buy a Lotus 72 after his 49 was severely damaged in the 1971 Natal Winter Trophy. He raced the new car with great success, winning the 1972 series by a country mile to the chagrin of his great rival, John Love. Charlton blotted his copybook by spinning out of the 1973 Grand Prix and causing a multiple shunt, but success was to continue unabated when the Lotus was replaced by a McLaren M23. He comfortably won the 1974 series, but was extremely lucky to prevail over his new young challenger Ian Scheckter the following season - his consistency paid off and his six second places and one win were enough. The 1976 season was to see the beginning of the end of Charlton's domination. The championship was now run to Formula Atlantic rules and his Modus did not inspire quite the same awe among his competitors. By mid-1978 he had lost his long-time sponsorship deal and eventually forsook single-seaters for saloons, which he raced into the early eighties.

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

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