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Helmet of David Purley

Flag of Great Britain David Purley

nationality British hometown Bognor Regis, West Sussex place of death off Bognor Regis, West Sussex

Racing highlights

19761stShellsport International Series
19742ndMacau Grand Prix
19742ndFormula 2 Rouen-les-Essarts Grand Prix
19733rdBP British Formula Atlantic Series

Racing career summary

Races entered105
Wins13
Podiums30
Pole positions10
Fastest laps8
Race win percentage12.4%
Podium percentage28.6%

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.

1979Racing4 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1977Racing4 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1976Racing17 races6 wins7 podiums4 pole position7 fastest race laps
1975Racing17 races2 wins5 podiums1 pole positions0 fastest race laps
1974Racing12 races0 wins4 podiums1 pole positions0 fastest race laps
1973Racing25 races5 wins12 podiums3 pole position0 fastest race laps
1972Racing15 races0 wins1 podium1 pole positions0 fastest race laps
1971Racing11 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position1 fastest race lap
1970Racing? races? wins? podiums? pole position? fastest race laps

Career details – the racing career of David Purley

1979 Aurora F1 Series

PositionPointsTeam
17th3LEC Refrigeration, Onyx Race Engineering
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
40000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
LEC CRP1 (Cosworth)
Shadow DN9 (Cosworth)

1977 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
0LEC Refrigeration Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
30000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
LEC CRP1 (Ford Cos. DFV 3.0 V8)

1977 Formula 1 Race of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
6th0LEC Refridgeration
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
LEC CRP1 (Cosworth)

1976 SCCA/USAC F5000 Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0John Cannon
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 73A/751 (Chevrolet)

1976 Rothmans International Series

PositionPointsTeam
10th1Richard Oaten Racing, Sharp Corporation of Australia
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
30000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lola T400 HU3 (Chevrolet)
Lola T330 (Chevrolet)

1976 Shellsport International Series

PositionPointsTeam
1st188
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
136747
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevron B30 (Cosworth)

1975 Formula 1 Race of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
11th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevron B30 (Cosworth)

1975 Formula 2 Europe

PositionPointsTeam
0Masami Kuwashima Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 752 (BMW)

1975 Formula 5000 Europe

PositionPointsTeam
5th98LEC Refrigeration
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
152510
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevron B30 (Ford)

1974 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
0Token Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Token RJ02 (Ford Cos. DFV 3.0 V8)

1974 Formula 2 Europe

PositionPointsTeam
5th13Team Harper
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
90200
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 742 (BMW)
Chevron B27 (Ford BDA)
Chevron B27 (BMW)

1974 Macau Grand Prix

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10110
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevron B27 (Ford)

1974 Formula 2 Rouen-les-Essarts Grand Prix

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0Team Harper
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevron B27 (BMW)

1974 Formula 2 Nogaro Grand Prix

PositionPointsTeam
0Team Harper
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevron B27 (BMW)

1973 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
0LEC Refrigeration Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
40000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 731 (Ford Cosworth)

1973 BP British Formula Atlantic Series

PositionPointsTeam
3rd71Lec Refrigeration Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
173103?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 722 (Ford BDA)

1973 Yellow Pages British Formula Atlantic Championship

PositionPointsTeam
4th50
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
4220?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 722 (Ford BDA Eden)

1972 Formula 2 Europe

PositionPointsTeam
19th4LEC Refrigeration Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
80100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 722 (Ford BDA)

1972 Rothmans 50,000

PositionPointsTeam
0Lec Refrigeration Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 712G (Cosworth)

1972 Formula 3 Britain Lombard North Central

PositionPointsTeam
14th5LEC Refrigeration Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?????
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ensign LNF3 (Ford)

1972 Formula 2 Great Britain

PositionPointsTeam
16th1LEC Refrigeration
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
30010
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 722 (Ford)

1972 II Torneio Internacional de Formula 2 do Brasil

PositionPointsTeam
11th1LEC Refrigeration Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
30000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 722

1971 Shell Super Oil British F3 Championship

PositionPointsTeam
15th7
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
110101
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ensign LN1 (Ford)
Click to show race results for Shell Super Oil British F3 Championship 1971.

1970 Formula 3 France

PositionPointsTeam
0Lec Refrigeration Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?????
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Brabham BT28 (Ford)
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