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David Murray (28 December 1909, in Edinburgh – 5 April 1973, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain[1]) was a British racing driver from Scotland. He competed in five championship GP, starting in four.

He drove for Scuderia Ambrosiana in Maserati, before forming and racing for Ecurie Escosse in a Cooper.

He retired in 1952 to concentrate on running his team, which won the Le Mans 24 hr race in 1956 and 1957

He died in a road accident in Spain on the 5th of April 1973


Formula One Career[]

Scuderia Ambrosiana[]

He started out his championship career at the Scuderia Ambrosiana team, driving a customer Maserati 4CLT/48. He drove only three races for the team, two in 1950, and one in 1951. All three ended in retirement, with engine failure and Gearbox issues in the 1950 British and Italian Grand Prix respectively. His only race in 1951 was his home race at Silverstone, with Valve issues causing retirement this time.

Ecurie Escosse[]

In 1952 he formed the Ecurie Escosse team, driving for them on two occasions in a Cooper T20. He didn't have much success, as he followed up another retirement in that years British Grand Prix with a failure to qualify at would would be his final race weekend in the German Grand Prix

Formula One Statistical Overview[]

Formula One Record[]

Year Entrant Team WDC Points WDC Pos. Report
1950 Scuderia Ambrosiana Maserati 0 NC
1951 Scuderia Ambrosiana Maserati 0 NC
1952 Ecurie Escosse Cooper 0 NC

Career Statistics[]

Entries 5
Starts 4
Pole Positions 0
Race Wins 0
Podiums 0
Fastest laps 0
Points 0


Career Results[]

Complete Formula One results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Pts Pos
1950 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Monaco.svg 48-star U S flag.svg Flag of Switzerland.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of Italy.svg 0 NC
Ret Ret
1951 Flag of Switzerland.svg 48-star U S flag.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Spain 1945 1977.svg 0 NC
Ret
1952 Flag of Switzerland.svg 48-star U S flag.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Italy.svg 0 NC
Ret DNQ


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
Italics Scored point(s) for Fastest Lap DNS Did not start
Classified finish (retired with >90% race distance) NC Non-classified finish (<90% race distance)
P Qualified for pole position [+] More Symbols

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