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Helmet of Johnny Claes

Flag of Belgium Johnny Claes

full name Octave John Claes nationality Belgian born August 11, 1916 hometown Fulham, London, United Kingdom died February 3, 1956 place of death Brussels

Racing highlights

19553rd24h Le Mans Grand Prix d'Endurance
19552nd23rd Grand Prix of Endurance 24 Hours of Le Mans Class S 5.0
19541st22nd Grand Prix of Endurance 24 Hours of Le Mans Class S 1.5
19523rdFormula 2, X Grand Prix de Marseille, France
19511stFormula 2, XXI Grand Prix des Frontières
19501stFormula 2, XX Grand Prix des Frontières, Chimay

Racing career summary

Races entered57
Wins3
Podiums6
Pole positions3
Fastest laps2
Race win percentage5.3%
Podium percentage10.5%

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.

1955Racing4 races0 wins2 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1954Racing2 races1 win1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1953Racing11 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1952Racing11 races0 wins1 podium1 pole positions0 fastest race laps
1951Racing15 races1 win1 podium1 pole positions1 fastest race lap
1950Racing11 races1 win1 podium1 pole positions1 fastest race lap
1949Racing3 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps

Career details – the racing career of Johnny Claes

1955 World Championship of Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
0Stirling Moss Ltd., Equipe National Belge
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 250FMaserati 2.5Dunlop
Ferrari 625Ferrari 2.5Englebert
Click to show race results for World Championship of Drivers 1955.

1955 Tourist Trophy

PositionPointsTeam
13th0Ecurie Francorchamps
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 750 Monza

1955 24h Le Mans Grand Prix d'Endurance

PositionPointsTeam
3rd0Ecurie Francorchamps
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Jaguar D-type

1955 23rd Grand Prix of Endurance 24 Hours of Le Mans Class S 5.0

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0Ecurie Francorchamps
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Jaguar D-TypeJaguar 3.4

1954 Formula Libre, Grande Prêmio da Cidade do Rio de Janeiro

PositionPointsTeam
6th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari

1954 22nd Grand Prix of Endurance 24 Hours of Le Mans Class S 1.5

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Porsche KG
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1110?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 550/4 RS SpyderPorsche 1.5

1953 World Championship of Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
0Ecurie Belge, Officine Alfieri Maserati
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
50000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Connaught ALea Francis 2.0Englebert
Maserati A6GCMMaserati 2.0Pirelli
Click to show race results for World Championship of Drivers 1953.

1953 Formula 2 (F1), II Grand Prix de Bordeaux, France

PositionPointsTeam
6th0Ecurie Belge
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Connaught ALea-Francis

1953 Formula Libre, XV Grand Prix de l'Albigeois, France

PositionPointsTeam
6th0Ecurie Belge
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Connaugth ALea-Francis

1953 Formula 2 XIV Grand Prix de Pau, France

PositionPointsTeam
0Ecurie Belgique
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Connaught ALea-Francis

1953 Formula 1 V BRDC International Trophy

PositionPointsTeam
15th0Ecurie Belge
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Connaught ALea-Francis

1953 Formula 2, IV Grand Prix di Modena, Italy

PositionPointsTeam
9th0Ecurie Belge
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Connaught ALea-Francis

1953 Formula 2, XXIII Grand Prix des Frontières, Chimay

PositionPointsTeam
6th0Ecurie Belge
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Connaught ALea-Francis

1953 World Sports Car Championship 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Fiat 1100Fiat 1.1

1952 World Championship of Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
0Equipe Gordini, Ecurie Belge, HW Motors, Vickomtesse de Walckiers
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
40000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Simca-Gordini T15Gordini 1.5Englebert
Gordini T16Gordini 2.0Englebert
HWM 52Alta 2.0Dunlop
Click to show race results for World Championship of Drivers 1952.

1952 Formula 2, V Gran Premio dell'Autodromo di Monza, Italy

PositionPointsTeam
0HW Motors
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
HWMAlta

1952 Formula 2 XIII Grand Prix de Pau, France

PositionPointsTeam
0Equipe Gordini
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Simca-Gordini 15

1952 Formula 1 IV BRDC International Trophy

PositionPointsTeam
8th0Ecurie Belge
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Simca-Gordini 15

1952 Formula 2 VI Grand Prix de Paris

PositionPointsTeam
0Johnny Claes
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Simca-Gordini 15

1952 Formula 2, X Grand Prix de Marseille, France

PositionPointsTeam
3rd0Ecurie Belge
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Simca-Gordini 15

1952 Formula 2, III Gran Premio di Modena, Italy

PositionPointsTeam
10th0Vicomtesse de Walckiers
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Simca-Gordini 15

1952 Formula 2, V Gran Premio dell'Autodromo di Monza, Italy

PositionPointsTeam
8th0HW Motors
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
HWMAlta

1952 Formula 2, XXII Grand Prix des Frontières, Chimay

PositionPointsTeam
0Vicomtesse de Walckiers
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?0010
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Simca-Gordini 15

1951 World Championship of Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
0Ecurie Belge
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
70000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Talbot-Lago T26C-DATalbot 4.5Dunlop
Click to show race results for World Championship of Drivers 1951.

1951 19èmes Grand Prix d'Endurance les 24 Heures du Mans, Class S 5,0

PositionPointsTeam
0Bill Spear
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 340 América BarchettaFerrari 4.1

1951 Formula 1, V Gran Premio di Bari, Italy

PositionPointsTeam
8th0Ecurie Belge
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Talbot-Lago T26C-DA

1951 Formula 1, III BRDC International Trophy

PositionPointsTeam
8th0Ecurie Belge
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Talbot-Lago T26C-DA

1951 Formula 1 II Netherland Grand Prix

PositionPointsTeam
0Ecurie Belge
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Talbot-Lago T26C-DA

1951 Formula 1, XIII Circuit de l'Albigeois, France

PositionPointsTeam
5th0Ecurie Belge
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Talbot-Lago T26C-DA

1951 Formula Libre, V Ulster Trophy, N.Ireland

PositionPointsTeam
9th0Ecurie Belge
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Talbot-Lago T26C-DA

1951 Formula 1, III Richmond Trophy Goodwood

PositionPointsTeam
4th0Ecurie Belge
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Talbot-Lago T26C-DA

1951 Formula 2, XXI Grand Prix des Frontières

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Equipe Gordini
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11111
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Simca-Gordini 11

1950 World Championship for Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
0Ecurie Belge
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
60000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Talbot-Lago T26CTalbot 4.5Dunlop
Click to show race results for World Championship for Drivers 1950.

1950 Formula 1, IV Gran Premio di Bari Italy

PositionPointsTeam
8th0Ecurie Belge
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Talbot-Lago T26C

1950 Formula 1, XII Circuit de l'Albigeois, France

PositionPointsTeam
8th0Ecurie Belge
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Talbot-Lago T26C

1950 Formula 1, III Grand Prix des Nations Genève, Switzerland

PositionPointsTeam
0Ecurie Belge
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Talbot-Lago T26 C

1950 Formula 1 I Netherland Grand Prix

PositionPointsTeam
0Ecurie Belge
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Talbot-Lago T26C

1950 Formula 2, XX Grand Prix des Frontières, Chimay

PositionPointsTeam
1st0A. Baring
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11111
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
HWMAlta

1949 Formula 1 BRDC International Trophy, Silverstone

PositionPointsTeam
12th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Talbot-Lago T26C

1949 Formula 1 X Grand Prix de Belgique

PositionPointsTeam
5th0Ecurie Belge
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Talbot-Lago T26 C

1949 Formula 1 XI Grand Prix de l'Albigeois, France

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Talbot-Lago T26 C
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