Энциклопедия Формулы 1:
1950-2018

Rambler's Top100

Гонщики

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

США
США

Кэррол Шелби

Shelby, Carroll

Кэррол Шелби / Shelby, Carroll

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

Родился:

11.01.1923

Лисбург, Техас

Умер:

10.05.2012

Даллас, Техас

Сезонов в Ф1:

2

Лет в Ф1:

2

Гран При:

8

Старты:

8

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Лучший финиш:

4

Лучший старт:

6

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Круги:

375

лидирования:

Километры:

2065.23

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Ф1: 1958-1959

Кэррол Шелби / Shelby, Carroll - 1958-1959

24 часа Ле-Мана: 1954-1960

Targa Florio: 1955

Год

Команда

Шасси

1958Scuderia Centro SudMaserati 250F
Temple BuellMaserati 250F
1959David Brown CorporationAston Martin DBR4/250

This hard-bitten Texan began racing in 1952 with an MG TC, winning his first event. He soon progressed to more potent machinery with an Allard-Cadillac and a Ferrari in 1953, and the following season he competed abroad for the first time, racing in Argentina before coming over to Europe to drive David Brown's Aston Martin DB3S.

In 1955 Shelby continued to race in sports car events, sharing a Ferrari with Phil Hill to take second place in the Sebring 12 Hours, and also made his F1 debut for Maserati with a sixth place in the Syracuse GP. Staying in the US for 1956, Carroll virtually swept the board in SCCA circles, winning 27 races -19 of them consecutively - in his Ferrari. Driving a Ferrari for John Edgar in 1957, Shelby finished second to Fangio in the Cuban GP, and he continued his winning ways in SCCA, overcoming a nasty crash at Riverside in which he sustained facial injuries.

Tempted back to Europe in 1958, Shelby raced the outdated Maserati 250F, and was unfortunate to be stripped of his points at Monza after taking over Gregory's car to earn a fourth-place finish. He also renewed his association with Aston Martin, finishing third with Lewis-Evans in the Tourist Trophy at Goodwood to set up a full season in both Formula 1 and sports cars in 1959.

The Grand Prix project was a huge disappointment. Although the front-engined cars were beautifully made, their reliability was suspect and they were unable to compete with the fleet little Coopers. In direct contrast, the sports car programme went well and the Feltham team eventually took the World Sports Car Championship, Carroll playing his part by winning the Le Mans 24 Hours with Salvadori, and the Tourist Trophy at Goodwood with Moss and Fairman.

In 1960 Shelby competed in SCCA events once more, but by this time he was suffering from heart trouble, and retired at season's end. It was the beginning of a new chapter, though, as Shelby was to gain even greater fame, first developing the AC Cobra, and then overseeing Ford's massive and ultimately successful assault on the Le Mans 24-hour race.

After many years of failing health, Carroll was literally given a new lease of life in 1990, receiving a successful heart transplant which has since offered him the freedom to travel the world once more and relive his racing days with many old friends and acquaintances.

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

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