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Rupert Keegan (born 26 February 1955 in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex) is a former racing driver from England. He participated in 37 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on 8 May 1977. He scored no championship points.

Keegan won the 1976 British Formula 3 Championship, which propelled him into Formula One. After seasons with Hesketh and Surtees, neither of them particularly competitive teams, he won the Aurora Formula One Championship in 1979. A return to the Formula One World Championship with RAM driving their Williams FW07B yielded little in the way of results, as did a few races with March.

After Formula One, Keegan raced in the United States in CART, and also in endurance racing. After his retirement, he pursued business interests and also worked as a racing instructor.

Formula One Career[]

Quotes[]

"Rupert Keegan in the Surtees is already out. The car spun, the engine sucked in grass." - Harry Carpenter. BBC. 1978 Argentine Grand Prix

Formula One Statistical Overview[]

Formula One Record[]

Year Entrant Team WDC Points WDC Pos. Report
1977 United Kingdom Penthouse Rizla Racing Hesketh-Ford Cosworth 0 NC Report
1978 United Kingdom Durex Team Surtees Surtees-Ford Cosworth 0 NC Report
1979 United Kingdom Charles Clowe Racing Arrows-Ford Cosworth* Non-championship only
1980 United Kingdom RAM – Williams Grand Prix Engineering
United Kingdom RAM – Penthouse Rizla Racing
Williams-Ford Cosworth 0 NC Report
1981: Did not compete
1982 United Kingdom Rothmans March Grand Prix Team March-Ford Cosworth 0 NC Report

Career Statistics[]

Entries 38
Starts 25
Pole Positions 0
Front Row Starts 0
Race Wins 0
Podiums 0
Fastest Laps 0
Points 0
Laps Raced 1028
Distance Raced 4686 km (2912 mi)

Career Results[]

Complete Formula One Results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Pts Pos
1977 Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of Brazil (1968–1992).svg Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Spain 1977 1981.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Sweden.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of Japan.svg 0 NC
Ret 12th Ret 13th 10th Ret Ret 7th Ret 9th 8th Ret
1978 Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of Brazil (1968–1992).svg Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Spain 1977 1981.svg Flag of Sweden.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Canada.svg 0 NC
Ret Ret Ret DNS Ret DNQ 11th DNQ Ret DNQ DNQ DNQ DNS
1980 Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of Brazil (1968–1992).svg Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg 0 NC
11th DNQ 15th DNQ 11th DNQ 9th
1982 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of Brazil (1968–1992).svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of San Marino.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Switzerland.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of the United States.svg 0 NC
DNQ Ret Ret DNQ 12th
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

Notes[]

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