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John Cooper Fitch (August 4, 1917 - October 31, 2012) was an American racing driver and inventor. After the 1955 Le Mans disaster (which he was an eyewitness to), Fitch became a safety advocate and founded the driver safety company Impact Attenuation Inc. He also managed the Chevrolet Trans-Am team for a while, and was the managing director for the Lime Rock Park race track for a number of years. He was often seen at historic events, even into his 90s.

He entered the Italian Grand Prix in 1953 and 1955, with him retiring in his first attempt and finishing 9th in his second.

Formula One Statistical Overview[]

Formula One Record[]

Year Entrant Team WDC Points WDC Pos. Report
1953 HWM Motors Ltd. HWM-Alta 0 NC
1955 Stirling Moss Ltd. Maserati 0 NC

Career Statistics[]

Entries 2
Starts 2
Pole Positions 0
Front Row Starts 0
Race Wins 0
Podiums 0
Fastest Laps 0
Points 0
Laps Raced 60
Distance Raced 548 km (341 mi)

Career Results[]

Complete Formula One Results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Pts Pos
1953 Flag of Argentina.svg 48-star U S flag.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 Switzerland.svg Flag of Italy.svg 0 NC
Ret
1955 Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of Monaco.svg 48-star U S flag.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 Switzerland.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Spain 1945 1977.svg 0 NC
C C C 9th C
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
18th Classified finish (retired with >90% race distance) NC Non-classified finish (<90% race distance)
4thP Qualified for pole position [+] More Symbols
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