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Эдди Кейзан

Keizan, Eddie

Keizan, Edward

Эдди Кейзан / Keizan, Eddie

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

Родился:

12.09.1944

Йоханнесбург

Сезонов в Ф1:

3

Лет в Ф1:

3

Гран При:

3

Старты:

3

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Лучший финиш:

13

Лучший старт:

22

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219

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Километры:

898.78

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Ф1: 1973-1975

Эдди Кейзан / Keizan, Eddie - 1973-1975

Год

Команда

Шасси

1973Blignaut-Lucky Strike RacingTyrrell 004
1974Alex Blignaut/Embassy Racing SATyrrell 004
1975Team GunstonLotus 72E
Lotus 72E

Eddie raced saloons in his native South Africa from the late sixties, winning the championship twice, before switching to a mixed diet of Formula Ford and sports car racing with a Lola T212 in 1971. It was the purchase of an F5000 Surtees in 1972 which put him on the map as Gold Star champion in that class.

He then raced a Tyrrell 004 and then an ex-Fittipaldi Lotus 72 in the domestic series, and naturally the local Grands Prix as well. Eddie loved the Lotus, setting his fastest-ever lap time at Kyalami with it, but it was to prove unreliable and he endured a terrible run of mechanical failures with the car.

At the end of 1975 it was decided that the South African championship was no longer able to sustain 'pukka' Formula 1 machinery for financial reasons and the premier class was henceforth to be for Formula Atlantic cars. These relatively underpowered machines held little appeal for Eddie, who moved into the South African touring car championship with his own team, running a BMW 535, and won the title twice more in 1977 and 1978.

He crowned his career by scoring a great victory in the Wynn's 1000 at Kyalami in 1979, when he was forced to drive for most of the race after his co-driver, Helmut Kelleners, was taken ill, defeating such luminaries as Watson, Mass, Surer and Stuck. When Ian Scheckter suffered a neck injury, Keizan was back in the BMW in the Wynn's in 1980 but this time an almost certain victory was lost when a driveshaft broke.

With his thriving business interests taking up more of his time, Eddie did not race again for ten years, but thereafter he occasionally donned his overalls to drive a BMW in South African endurance events.

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

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