Энциклопедия Формулы 1:
1950-2017

Rambler's Top100

Гонщики

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

Лихтенштейн
Лихтенштейн

Рикки фон Опель

Opel, Rikky von

Рикки фон Опель / Opel, Rikky von

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

Родился:

14.10.1947

Нью-Йорк Сити, Нью-Йорк

Сезонов в Ф1:

2

Лет в Ф1:

2

Гран При:

14

Старты:

10*

*не стартовал:

4

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Лучший финиш:

9

Лучший старт:

14

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Круги:

439

лидирования:

Километры:

1967.51

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за один сезон:

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Ф1: 1973-1974

Рикки фон Опель / Opel, Rikky von - 1973-1974

Год

Команда

Шасси

1973Team EnsignEnsign N173
Ensign N173
1974Motor Racing DevelopmentsBrabham BT44
Team EnsignEnsign N173
Ensign N173

An heir to the Opel automobile fortune, von Opel began his racing career under the pseudonym 'Antonio Bronco', but soon reverted to his true name after a successful introduction to Formula Ford in 1970.

He jumped straight into F3 the following year with a Lotus and showed much promise, which was realised in 1972 when, driving the Iberia-sponsored works F3 Ensign, he took the Lombard North Central title and was so impressed with Mo Nunn's little team that he commissioned a Formula 1 car to go Grand Prix racing in 1973.

Inevitably with such an inexperienced pairing, success was thin on the ground and von Opel was damned as a playboy racer, which was unfair as he took the whole project very seriously indeed. When the opportunity arose to drive a pukka works Brabham at the beginning of the European season in 1974, Rikki grabbed it, reasoning that he could learn much in this established team.

After he was unable qualify the car at Dijon for the French GP, von Opel turned his back on the sport, having tried but failed to make the grade, to pursue other interests.

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

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