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1950-2017

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Великобритания
Великобритания

Руперт Киган

Keegan, Rupert

Руперт Киган / Keegan, Rupert

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

Родился:

26.02.1955

Уэстклифф-он-Си, Эссекс

Сезонов в Ф1:

4

Лет в Ф1:

6

Гран При:

37

Старты:

25*

*не стартовал:

14

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Лучший финиш:

7

Лучший старт:

13

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Большие шлемы:

Круги:

1028

лидирования:

Километры:

4685.71

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Ф1: 1977-1982

Руперт Киган / Keegan, Rupert - 1977-1982

Чемпионат Европы Ф2: 1976-1979

24 часа Ле-Мана: 1982-1995

CART: 1985-1986

Год

Команда

Шасси

1977Penthouse Rizla RacingHesketh 308E
Hesketh 308E
1978Durex Team SurteesSurtees TS19
Surtees TS19
Surtees TS20
Surtees TS20
1980RAM/Williams Grand Prix EngineeringWilliams FW07
RAM/Penthouse Rizla RacingWilliams FW07B
Williams FW07B
1982Rothmans March Grand Prix TeamMarch 821
March 821

The much hyped Keegan did possess talent, but perhaps not quite as much as he and his father, backer and number-one fan Mike believed.

Starting his career with a win first time out in a Ford Escort Mexico, Keegan soon moved into Formula Ford, where he was quick but erratic. A successful end to the 1974 season encouraged him to move into Formula 5 the following year with the ex-Henton March 743, but the season was punctuated with crashes, including a very nasty one at Thruxton.

Things changed dramatically in 1976, with a more consistent Rupert winning nine rounds of the BP championship and the title to line up a seat in the Hesketh Grand Prix team for 1977. The car was awful but Keegan emerged with great credit, qualifying for every race in which he was entered, only to jump out of the frying pan and into the fire by joining the ailing Surtees team in 1978.

Left with no alternatives, Rupert drove an Arrows in the 1979 Aurora F1 series, winning five rounds and the championship, but his return to the Grand Prix arena in 1980 with the RAM Williams brought little reward, and the same could be said of his final shot in the Rothmans March at the end of 1982. After a spell in endurance racing and a brief flirtation with Indy cars, Keegan quit to pursue an entrepreneurial business career.

In 1995, at the age of forty, he made a surprise reappearance on the track, driving a Lister Storm at Le Mans with Geoff Lees and Dominic Chappell.

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

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