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Christopher Arthur "Chris" Amon MBE (AY-mon; born 20th July, 1943 in Bulls, New Zealand - died 3rd August, 2016[1]) was a former motor racing driver who competed in Formula One between 1963 and 1976. Amon was labelled as one of the best F1 drivers never to win a race.

Amon is third in the list of most podiums without a win, with 11, while also holding the record for most poles without a win with five. Nick Heidfeld tops the former list, with 13 podiums but no wins to his name, although the New Zealander did win two non-championship races: the 1970 International Trophy and the 1971 Argentine Grand Prix.


Formula One Career[]

Formula One Statistical Overview[]

Formula One Record[]

Year Entrant Team WDC Pts. WDC Pos. Report
1963 United Kingdom Reg Parnell Racing Lola-Climax 0 NC Report
Lotus-BRM
1964 United Kingdom Reg Parnell Racing Lotus-BRM 2 16th Report
Lotus-Climax
1965 Italy Scuderia Centro Sud BRM 0 NC Report
United Kingdom Reg Parnell Racing Lotus-BRM
United Kingdom Ian Raby Racing Brabham-BRM
1966 United Kingdom Bruce McLaren Motor Racing McLaren-Ford 0 NC Report
United Kingdom Cooper Car Company Cooper-Maserati
New Zealand Chris Amon Racing Brabham-BRM
1967 Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari 20 5th Report
1968 Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari 10 10th Report
1969 Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari 4 12th Report
1970 United Kingdom March Engineering March-Ford Cosworth 23 8th Report
1971 France Equipe Matra Sports Matra 9 11th Report
1972 France Equipe Matra Sports Matra 12 10th Report
United Kingdom Team Williams Motul Politoys-Ford Cosworth
1973 Italy Martini Racing Team Tecno 1 21st Report
United Kingdom Elf Team Tyrrell Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth
1974 New Zealand Chris Amon Racing Amon-Ford Cosworth 0 NC Report
United Kingdom Team Motul BRM BRM
1975 United Kingdom HB Bewaking Team Ensign Ensign-Ford Cosworth 0 NC Report
1976 United Kingdom Team Ensign Ensign-Ford Cosworth 2 18th Report
Canada Walter Wolf Racing Wolf-Williams-Ford Cosworth
  • Italic donates as entrants used in non-championship races.

Career Statistics[]

Entries 120
Starts 95
Pole Positions 5
Front Row Starts 19
Race Wins 0
Podiums 11
Fastest laps 3
Points 83
Laps Raced 4566
Distance Raced 22571 km (14025 mi)
Races Led 7
Laps Led 183
Distance Led 852 km (529 mi)

Wins[]

Non-championship only

No. Grand Prix
1 1970 BRDC International Trophy
2 1971 Argentine Grand Prix

Career Results[]

Complete Formula One results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Pts Pos
1963 Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Mexico 1934-1968.svg Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg 0 NC
DNS Ret Ret 7th 7th Ret DNS Ret
1964 Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Mexico 1934-1968.svg 2 16th
DNQ 5th Ret 10th Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret
1965 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Mexico 1934-1968.svg 0 NC
Ret DNS Ret
1966 Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Mexico.svg 0 NC
8th DNQ
1967 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Mexico.svg 20 4th
3rd 4th 3rd Ret 3rd 3rd 6th 7th Ret 9th
1968 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of Spain 1945 1977.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Mexico.svg 10 10th
4th Ret Ret 6th 10th 2nd Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret
1969 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of Spain 1945 1977.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Mexico.svg 4 12th
Ret Ret Ret 3rd Ret Ret
1970 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of Spain 1945 1977.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Mexico.svg 23 8th
Ret Ret Ret 2nd Ret 2nd 5th Ret 8th 7th 3rd 5th 4th
1971 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of Spain 1945 1977.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg 9 11th
5th 3rd Ret Ret 5th Ret Ret 6th 10th 12th
1972 Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of Spain 1945 1977.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg 12 10th
DNS 15th Ret 6th 6th 3rd 4th 15th 5th Ret 6th 15th
1973 Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of Brazil (1968–1992).svg Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of Spain 1945 1977.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Sweden.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg 1 21st
6th Ret Ret Ret DNS 10th DNS
1974 Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of Brazil (1968–1992).svg Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of Spain 1945 1977.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Sweden.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg 0 NC
Ret DNS DNQ DNQ NC 9th
1975 Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of Brazil (1968–1992).svg Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of Spain 1945 1977.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Sweden.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of the United States.svg 0 NC

[2]
12th
[3]
12th
1976 Flag of Brazil (1968–1992).svg Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Spain 1945 1977.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Sweden.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Japan.svg 2 18th
14th 8th 5th Ret 13th Ret INJ Ret Ret DNS


Key
Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
1st Winner Ret Retired
2nd Podium finish DSQ Disqualified
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

References[]

Images and Videos:

References:

  1. 'Chris Amon: Former Ferrari driver dies from cancer at the age of 73', bbc.co.uk/sport, (British Broadcasting Company: Sport, 03/08/2016), http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/36961899, (Accessed 03/08/2016)
  2. Race stopped after 29/75 Laps. Half points awarded
  3. Race stopped after 29/54 Laps. Half points awarded
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