Chris Irwin (born 27 June 1942 in Wandsworth, London) is a British former racing driver. He participated in 10 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on 16 July 1966. He scored two championship points, finishing fifth in the 1967 French Grand Prix at Le Mans.

Irwin's career was ended prematurely by an accident he sustained when driving a Ford P68 sports prototype during practice for the 1968 1000km Nürburgring endurance race. He lost control of the notoriously twitchy car at the Flugplatz, the P68 flipping end over end after landing on its tail following a jump. He suffered severe head injuries and never fully recovered, leaving him with burn scars and epilepsy. While able to drive, his injuries prevented him from racing again.

Since his retirement, Irwin has avoided the limelight and lived quietly. But he did make an appearance at the 40th anniversary event at Thruxton Circuit in 2008, where he posed for pictures and gave interviews.

Irwin is reputed to be living in rural Rutland.

Formula One Statistical Overview[edit | edit source]


Formula One Record[edit | edit source]

Year Entrant Constructor WDC Points WDC Pos. Report
1966 United Kingdom Brabham Racing Organisation Brabham-Climax 0 NC Report
1967 United Kingdom Reg Parnell Racing Lotus-BRM 2 16th Report
BRM

Career Results[edit | edit source]

Complete Formula One results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Pts Pos
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
Ret
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 2 16th
7th Ret 5th 7th 9th Ret Ret Ret Ret


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

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