Alan Stacey (born August 29 1933 in Broomfield, Essex, UK - died June 19 at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium) was a Formula One racing driver. He was killed during the 1960 Belgian Grand Prix, only minutes within the death of Chris Bristow. He also had an artificial right leg.
Career[edit | edit source]
Before Formula One[edit | edit source]
1958[edit | edit source]
Stacey made his first Formula One race during the 1959 season, after being signed with Lotus as a third driver. He was able to race his first race in the 1958 British Grand Prix, but did not finish when the car overheated on lap 19.
1959[edit | edit source]
Stacey raced his first race of the season in the 1959 British Grand Prix, placing 8th position. This would be the only race finish of his career. His race at the 1959 United States Grand Prix, where he experienced a clutch failure on lap 2.
1960[edit | edit source]
Death[edit | edit source]
Stacey was killed during the 1960 Belgian Grand Prix after a bird flew into his face on lap 25. Stacey left the track on the Burnenville corner, taking Chris Bristow out of the race as well and crashed through a barbed-wire fence. His car then went up an embankment and fell into a field.
Stacey did not survive the accident, but it is unclear whether he died from the impact of the bird striking his face or the accident. Bristow also died on the track, only minutes within Stacey.
Formula One Statistical Overview[edit | edit source]
Formula One Record[edit | edit source]
|Year||Entrant||Team||WDC Points||WDC Pos.||Report|
Career Statistics[edit | edit source]
|Front Row Starts||0|
|Distance Raced||1184 km (736 mi)|
|Distance Led||0 km (0 mi)|
Career Results[edit | edit source]
|Complete Formula One results|
|3rd||DNQ||Did not qualify|
|5th||Points finish||DNPQ||Did not pre-qualify|
|14th||Non-points finish||TD||Test driver|
|NC||Non-classified finish (<90% race distance)||DNS||Did not start|
|Italics||Scored point(s) for Fastest Lap||[+] More Symbols|
Notes[edit | edit source]