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[edit | edit source]
Quotes[edit | edit source]
"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[edit | edit source]
Formula One Record[edit | edit source]
|Year||Entrant||Team||WDC Points||WDC Pos.||Report|
|1977||Penthouse Rizla Racing||Hesketh-Ford Cosworth||0||NC||Report|
|1978||Durex Team Surtees||Surtees-Ford Cosworth||0||NC||Report|
|1979||Charles Clowe Racing||Arrows-Ford Cosworth*||Non-championship only|
|1980|| RAM – Williams Grand Prix Engineering
RAM – Penthouse Rizla Racing
|1981: Did not compete|
|1982||Rothmans March Grand Prix Team||March-Ford Cosworth||0||NC||Report|
- Italics donate non-championship entries.
- * Classified as a British Formula One entry.
Career Statistics[edit | edit source]
Race Wins[edit | edit source]
|Win Number||Grand Prix|
Career Results[edit | edit source]
|Complete Formula One results|
|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[edit | edit source]
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