Энциклопедия Формулы 1:
1950-2019

Rambler's Top100

Ирландия
Ирландия

Джо Келли

Kelly, Joe

Kelly, Joseph

Джо Келли / Kelly, Joe

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

Родился:

13.03.1913

Дублин, Ирландия

Умер:

28.11.1993

Нестон, Чешир, Англия

Сезонов в Ф1:

2

Лет в Ф1:

2

Гран При:

2

Старты:

2

Победы:

- подряд:

Подиумы:

- подряд:

Поул-позиции:

- подряд:

Первый ряд:

- подряд:

Быстрые круги:

- подряд:

Лучший финиш:

Лучший старт:

18

Дубли:

Хет-трики:

Лидирование старт/финиш:

Большие шлемы:

Круги:

132

- лидирования:

Километры:

613.72

- лидирования:

Очки:

- за один сезон:

- подряд:

Ф1: 1950-1951

Джо Келли / Kelly, Joe - 1950-1951

Год

Команда

Шасси

1950Joe KellyAlta GP
Alta GP
1951Joe KellyAlta GP
Alta GP

Although born in South America, Joe was a larger-than-life motor dealer from Dublin, who had a tilt at Grands Prix with the last of Geoffrey Taylor's three GP Altas. This attractive machine never achieved any real success, but Kelly did manage to take a second place in the Wakefield Trophy handicap race behind Hamilton's Maserati at the Curragh in 1950 and third place in the Ulster Trophy at Dundrod in 1952 against much better opposition.

With the introduction of rule changes favouring Formula 2, Kelly had his Alta extensively modified to take a Bristol engine. He raced this machine, renamed the IRA (Irish Racing Automobile), sporadically through 1952 and '53, but was far more interested in enjoying himself at the wheel of his Jaguar C-Type (particularly at the Curragh), which he raced in his inimitable hard-charging style through until 1955, when his career was brought to an end after a three-car accident at Oulton Park.

Kelly, who sustained serious injuries and narrowly escaped the amputation of a badly damaged leg, then concentrated on his extensive business interests which included the Ferrari dealership for Ireland and property development in the United Kingdom.

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

© WildSoft, 1995-2019