Walter Edwin "Walt" Hansgen (October 28 1919 - April 7 1966) was a driver from the United States. A veteran of World War II, after the war he was a notable test driver and successful road racing driver in the US, including four wins in the SCCA National Championships. Hansgen entered five Formula 1 races, qualifying in two, both at Watkins Glen. In 1964, he finished fifth in a factory Lotus-Climax, scoring two points.

Hansgen was driving a 7-liter Ford GT40 in the rain at spring testing for the 24 Hours of Le Mans on April 3, 1966, when the car started to aquaplane. Reports say that he tried to steer the car up an escape road, only to find a new barrier in place for spectator safety. Hansgen was first taken to a hospital in Le Mans, then transferred to one with an advanced neurological ward in Orleans, where he died, four days later.

Formula One Statistical Overview[edit | edit source]


Formula One Record[edit | edit source]

Year Entrant Team WDC Points WDC Pos. Report
1960 Momo Corporation Lotus-Climax 0 NC
1961 Momo Corporation Cooper-Climax 0 NC Report
1962 Private entrant Lotus-Climax Non-championship only
1963 Private entrant Lotus-Climax 0 NC
1964 Team Lotus Lotus-Climax 2 16th Report

Career Statistics[edit | edit source]

Entries 5
Starts 2
Pole Positions 0
Race Wins 0
Podiums 0
Fastest laps 0
Points 2
Laps Raced 121
Distance Raced 447.821 km (278 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 Pts Pos
1960 Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of Monaco.svg US flag 49 stars.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Portugal.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of the United States.svg 0 NC
DNA
1961 Flag of Monaco.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 Italy.svg Flag of the United States.svg 0 NC
Ret
1962 Only competed in non-championship events (Mexican GP)
1963 Flag of Monaco.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 Italy.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Mexico 1934-1968.svg Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg 0 NC
DNA DNA
1964 Flag of Monaco.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 Austria.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Mexico 1934-1968.svg 2 16th
5th


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

References[edit | edit source]

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1964 Teams and Drivers
Teams ATS • Brabham • BRM • BRP • Cooper • Ferrari • Honda • Lotus • Porsche • Scirocco
Engines ATS • BRM • Climax • Ferrari • Ford • Honda • Porsche
Non-works Entrants Revson Racing • Bernard Collomb • Maurice Trintignant • DW Racing Enterprises • Reg Parnell Racing • R.R.C. Walker Racing Team • North American Racing Team • Siffert Racing Team • Ecurie Maarsbergen • Scuderia Centro Sud • Bob Gerard Racing • John Willment Automobiles • Ian Raby Racing • Derrington-Francis Racing Team • Fabre Urbain
Drivers Amon • Anderson • Arundell • Attwood • Baghetti • Bandini • Barth • de Beaufort • Bonnier • Brabham • Bucknum • Cabral • Clark • Collomb • Gardner • "Geki" • Ginther • Gurney • Hailwood • Hansgen • G. Hill • P. Hill • Ireland • Love • Maggs • McLaren • Mitter • Pilette • Raby • Revson • Rindt • P. Rodríguez • Rudaz • Scarfiotti • Sharp • Siffert • Solana • Spence • Surtees • J. Taylor • T. Taylor • Trintignant
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