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David William Charlton (born October 27, 1936 in Brotton, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom – died February 24, 2013 in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa) was a motor racing driver who competed in Formula One, mainly in the South African Grand Prix. He competed in 13 races, starting 11 but scoring no points. He is considered to be one of the best drivers to have come from South Africa, and won the South African Formula One Championship six times in a row from 1970 to 1975.

He drove for the works teams of Brabham and Lotus, and competed with privately entered Lotuses, Brabhams and McLarens.


Formula One Career[]

Formula One Statistical Overview[]

Formula One Record[]

Year Entrant Team WDC Points WDC Pos. Report
1965 Ecurie Tomahawk Lotus-Ford 0 NC Report
1966 Did not compete
1967 Scuderia Scribante Brabham-Climax 0 NC Report
1968 Scuderia Scribante Brabham-Repco 0 NC Report
1969 Did not compete
1970 Scuderia Scribante Lotus-Ford Cosworth 0 NC Report
1971 Brabham Racing Organisation Brabham-Ford Cosworth 0 NC Report
Gold Leaf Team Lotus Lotus-Ford Cosworth
1972 Scribante Lucky Strike Racing Lotus-Ford Cosworth 0 NC Report
1973 Scribante Lucky Strike Racing Lotus-Ford Cosworth 0 NC Report
1974 Scribante Lucky Strike Racing McLaren-Ford Cosworth 0 NC Report
1975 Lucky Strike Racing McLaren-Ford Cosworth 0 NC Report

Career Statistics[]

Entries 13
Starts 11
Pole Positions 0
Front Row Starts 0
Race Wins 0
Podiums 0
Fastest laps 0
Points 0
Laps Raced 348
Distance Raced 1506.474 km (936 mi)
Races Led 0
Laps Led 0
Distance Led 0.000 km (0 mi)

Career Results[]

Complete Formula One results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Pts Pos
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
DNPQ
1966 Did not compete
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 0 NC
NC
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 0 NC
Ret
1969 Did not compete
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 0 NC
Ret
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 0 NC
Ret Ret
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 0 NC
Ret DNQ Ret Ret
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 0 NC
Ret
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
19th
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
14th
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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

Notes[]

  1. Race stopped after 29/75 Laps. Half points awarded
  2. Race stopped after 29/54 Laps. Half points awarded


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