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Chris Bristow (born December 2 1937 in Lambeth, London, UK - died June 19 in 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 Alan Stacey.


Before Formula One[]

Early in his career, he earned the nickname "the wild man of British club racing". He had spun or been in a collision nearly every race that he had participated in.


Bristow's Formula One career began after he was invited to racing in the 1959 British Grand Prix as a third driver for the British Racing Partnership. He managed to place his Cooper Formula Two car in 10th, but was not invited back for the rest of the 1959 season.


Bristow returned to Formula One in the 1960 season, racing in the Monaco Grand Prix, Dutch Grand Prix and Belgian Grand Prix with the Cooper Yeoman Credit Racing team.

He was unable to complete any of the three races that season due to a gearbox failure in Monaco, engine failure in the Netherlands and a fatal accident in Belgium.


Bristow was killed during the 1960 Belgian Grand Prix on lap 25. Alan Stacey left the track on the Burnenville corner after being hit in the face with a bird, taking Bristow off of the track. Bristow's car went into a roll after striking an embankment. The car was sent into the barbed-wire fencing, decapitating him.

Stacey also died on the track, only minutes within Bristow.

Formula One Statistical Overview[]

Formula One Record[]

Year Entrant Team WDC Points WDC Pos. Report
1959 British Racing Partnership Cooper 0 NC Report
1960 Yeoman Credit Racing Team Cooper-Climax 0 NC Report

Career Statistics[]

Entries 4
Starts 4
Pole Positions 0
Front Row Starts 0
Race Wins 0
Podiums 0
Fastest Laps 0
Points 0
Laps Raced 115
Distance Raced 697 km (433 mi)

Career Results[]

Complete Formula One Results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pts Pos
1959 Flag of Monaco.svg 48-star U S flag.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Portugal.svg Flag of Italy.svg US flag 49 stars.svg 0 NC
1960 Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of Monaco.svg US flag 49 stars.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Portugal.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of the United States.svg 0 NC
Ret Ret Ret
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
Italics Scored point(s) for Fastest Lap DNS Did not start
18th Classified finish (retired with >90% race distance) NC Non-classified finish (<90% race distance)
4thP Qualified for pole position [+] More Symbols


V T E F1 drivers killed while racing
1952: Cameron Earl
1953: Chet Miller
1954: Onofre Marimón
1955: Manny Ayulo
1955: Bill Vukovich
1957: Eugenio Castellotti
1957: Keith Andrews
1958: Pat O'Connor
1958: Luigi Musso
1958: Peter Collins
1958: Stuart Lewis-Evans
1959: Jerry Unser
1959: Bob Cortner
1960: Chris Bristow
1960: Alan Stacey
1961: Giulio Cabianca
1961: Wolfgang von Trips
1964: Carel Godin de Beaufort
1966: John Taylor
1967: Lorenzo Bandini
1967: Bob Anderson
1968: Jo Schlesser
1969: Gerhard Mitter
1970: Bruce McLaren
1970: Piers Courage
1970: Jochen Rindt
1971: Ignazio Giunti
1971: Pedro Rodríguez
1971: Jo Siffert
1972: Jo Bonnier
1973: Roger Williamson
1973: François Cevert
1974: Peter Revson
1974: Helmuth Koinigg
1975: Mark Donohue
1977: Tom Pryce
1978: Ronnie Peterson
1980: Patrick Depailler
1982: Gilles Villeneuve
1982: Riccardo Paletti
1986: Elio de Angelis
1994: Roland Ratzenberger
1994: Ayrton Senna
2015: Jules Bianchi
See also: List of fatal accidents