Frederick "Rikky" von Opel (born 14 October 1947 in New York, New York State, United States) is an American-born Liechtensteiner former racing driver. The only driver to compete in Formula One under the Liechtenstein flag, Von Opel spent two half-seasons in Formula One. He was the son of Fritz von Opel, the grandson of Wilhelm von Opel, and great-grandson of Opel founder Adam Opel.

Von Opel drove for both Ensign and Brabham as factory drivers. He scored no points.


Formula One Career[edit | edit source]

Formula One Statistical Overview[edit | edit source]

Formula One Record[edit | edit source]

Year Entrant Team WDC Points WDC Pos. Report
1973 Team Ensign Ensign-Ford Cosworth 0 NC Report
1974 Team Ensign Ensign-Ford Cosworth 0 NC Report
Motor Racing Developments Ltd Brabham-Ford Cosworth

Career Statistics[edit | edit source]

Entries 20
Starts 10
Pole Positions 0
Front Row Starts 0
Race Wins 0
Podiums 0
Fastest laps 0
Points 0
Laps Raced 439
Distance Raced 1968 km (1223 mi)
Races Led 0
Laps Led 0
Distance Led 0 km (0 mi)

Career Results[edit | edit source]

Complete Formula One results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Pts Pos
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
DNP DNP DNP 15th 13th DNS DNP Ret Ret 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
DNS DNP DNP Ret Ret DNQ 9th 9th 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
NC Non-classified finish (<90% race distance) DNS Did not start
Italics Scored point(s) for Fastest Lap [+] More Symbols

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