Jonkheer Karel Pieter Antoni Jan Hubertus (Carel) Godin de Beaufort (born April 10, 1934 in Maarsbergen, Netherlands - died August 2, 1964 in Cologne, Germany) was a Dutch racing driver. He became the first Dutchman to ever score points in the Formula One World Championship.
He was killed in an practice session for the 1964 German Grand Prix.
Formula One Career[edit | edit source]
Before Formula One[edit | edit source]
1957[edit | edit source]
De Beaufort made his Formula One debut under the name Ecurie Maarsbergen, in the Formula One and Formula Two 1957 German Grand Prix. He raced his Porsche Formula Two car, placing 14th position. He would not race another Formula One event for this season.
1958[edit | edit source]
1959[edit | edit source]
1960[edit | edit source]
1961[edit | edit source]
He then entered into the 1961 Belgian Grand Prix, finishing in 11th place. He entered into the 1961 French Grand Prix, but was unable to complete the event when his car began to overheat and was forced to retire to the pits.
Although he raced in six events that season, he was still unable to gain a point.
1962[edit | edit source]
He entered the 1962 Monaco Grand Prix, but did not qualify for the event.
He then gained another 6th position in the 1962 French Grand Prix, adding to his points and allowing him to finish the season with two championship points.
1963[edit | edit source]
For the 1963 season, he sat out the 1963 Monaco Grand Prix, due to his failure to qualify for the event in the previous season. He participated in the rest of the events in the season, with the exception of the 1963 French Grand Prix.
He walked away from the season with another two points.
1964[edit | edit source]
He returned for the 1964 German Grand Prix, but was unable to start the race after his fatal practice accident.
Death[edit | edit source]
De Beaufort was killed during a practice session for the 1964 German Grand Prix. The car veered off of the track in the Bergwerk corner. He was ejected from the car and suffered serious head, chest and leg injuries.
He was taken to a local hospital, but later transferred to a neurological specialist hospital in Cologne, Germany. He died of his injuries three days after the accident.
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||7970 km (4952 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|
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