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Helmet of Carroll Shelby

Flag of U.S.A. Carroll Shelby

nationality American born January 11, 1923 hometown Leesburg, TX died May 10, 2012 place of death Dallas, TX

Racing highlights

19601stUSAC Road Racing Championship
19591st27th Grand Prix of Endurance 24 Hours of Le Mans Class S 3.0
19583rdCuban Grand Prix
19572ndI Gran Premio de Cuba
19571stVIR Inaugral Grand Prix

Racing career summary

Races entered30
Wins5
Podiums7
Pole positions1
Fastest laps2
Race win percentage16.7%
Podium percentage23.3%

Disclaimer: the data and summaries are all taken from the data available in the career details section further below on this page. If you know of things missing or have corrections, please log in and submit them.

Career overview – years in numbers

The following numbers are a summary of the more detailed information available in the Career details further below on the page. Seasons spanning over two years (for example 2013-14 championships) have their race results accounted for in the year the championship ends.

1960Racing6 races2 wins2 podiums1 pole positions2 fastest race laps
1959Racing8 races1 win1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1958Racing7 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1957Racing2 races1 win2 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1956Racing2 races1 win1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1955Racing3 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1954Racing2 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps

Career details – the racing career of Carroll Shelby

1960 USAC Road Racing Championship

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Camoradi USA, Meister Brauser
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
62212
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Scarab Mk II (Chevrolet)
Maserati Tipo 61
Old Yeller Mk II (Buick)

1959 World Championship of Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
0David Brown Corporation
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
40000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Aston Martin DBR4/250Aston Martin 2.5Avon
Click to show race results for World Championship of Drivers 1959.

1959 27th Grand Prix of Endurance 24 Hours of Le Mans Class S 3.0

PositionPointsTeam
1st0David Brown Racing Dept.
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Aston Martin DBR1/300Aston Martin 3.0

1959 7th New Zealand Grand Prix

PositionPointsTeam
4th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 250F

1959 USAC Road Racing Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 450S

1959 Formula 1 & 2, XI BRDC International Trophy, Silverstone

PositionPointsTeam
6th0David Brown Corporation
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Aston Martin DBR4/250

1958 World Championship of Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
0Scuderia Centro Sud, Temple Buell
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
40000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 250FMaserati 2.5Pirelli
Click to show race results for World Championship of Drivers 1958.

1958 USAC Road Racing Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Team Buell
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 450S

1958 Cuban Grand Prix

PositionPointsTeam
3rd0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 450S

1958 Formula 2 Great Britain

PositionPointsTeam
0Alan Brown Equipe
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Cooper T45Climax

1957 I Gran Premio de Cuba

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0Scuderia Ferrari
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 410 Sport

1957 VIR Inaugral Grand Prix

PositionPointsTeam
1st0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
111??
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 450S

1956 World Sportscar Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0David Brown & Sons Ltd.
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
Click to show race results for World Sportscar Championship 1956.

1956 World Sportscar Championship - S3.0

PositionPointsTeam
0David Brown
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Aston Martin DB3S
Click to show race results for World Sportscar Championship - S3.0 1956.

1955 Tourist Trophy

PositionPointsTeam
9th0Huschke von Hanstein
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 550 Spyder

1955 39a Targa Florio

PositionPointsTeam
0Scuderia Ferrari
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 750 Monza

1955 Formula 1, V Siracusa Grand Prix

PositionPointsTeam
6th0Officine Alfieri Maserati
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 250F

1954 II Gran Premio Supercortemaggiore, Italy

PositionPointsTeam
5th0Carroll Shelby
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Aston Martin DB3S

1954 22nd Grand Prix of Endurance 24 Hours of Le Mans Class S 3.0

PositionPointsTeam
0Aston Martin Lagonda
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Aston Martin DB3SLagonda 2.9
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