cover
Ken Wharton profile photo
Ken Wharton helmet photo
Ken
Wharton
flag
New Zealand Grand Prix

Driver Information

nationality
British
birthday
21 Mar 1916
hometown
Smethwick, West Midlands
died
12 Jan 1957
Ardmore (NZ)
helmet

Driver Information

nationality
British
birthday
21 Mar 1916
hometown
Smethwick, West Midlands
died
12 Jan 1957
Ardmore (NZ)
helmet

Competitors

Career Overview

year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Maserati 250F
0
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
0
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Cooper T41
Climax
1
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Ferrari 500
1
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Jaguar D-Type
Jaguar 3.4
1
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Ferrari 750 Monza
1
0
1
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
1
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Maserati 250F
1
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Vanwall
1
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Frazer Nash Le Mans
1
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
1955
Vandervell Products Ltd.
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Vanwall VW 55
Vanwall 2.5
Pirelli
2
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
2
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Jaguar D-Type
Jaguar 3.4
1
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
BRM P15
1
0
1
0
1
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
1
0
1
0
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
BRM P15
1
0
1
0
1
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
1
0
1
0
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Jaguar D-type
1
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
1954
Owen Racing Organisation
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Maserati 250F
Maserati 2.5
Dunlop
4
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
4
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica
Bristol 2.0
1
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Cooper T23
Bristol
1
0
1
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
1
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Cooper T23
Bristol
1
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
1953
Automobiles Frazer Nash Ltd.
0
1st
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Frazer Nash Le Mans Coupé
Bristol 2.0
1
1
1
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
1
1
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
BRM P15
1
0
1
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
1
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
BRM P15
1
0
1
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
1
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
BRM
1
0
1
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
1
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
BRM P15
1
0
0
0
1
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
0
0
1
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Cooper T23
Bristol 2.0
Dunlop
5
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
5
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Cooper T23 (Bristol)
0
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
0
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Frazer-Nash FN48
Bristol
1
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Frazer-Nash 421
Bristol
1
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Frazer-Nash FN48
Bristol
1
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Frazer Nash
Bristol
1
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
ERA
1
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
1952
Scuderia Franera
3
13th
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Frazer Nash 421
Bristol 2.0
Dunlop
Frazer Nash FN48
Bristol 2.0
Dunlop
Cooper T20
Bristol 2.0
Dunlop
4
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
4
0
0
0
0
3
year
type
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest lap
1957
Racing
0
0
0
0
0
1956
Racing
5
0
1
0
0
1955
Racing
4
0
0
0
0
1954
Racing
8
0
2
0
2
1953
Racing
13
1
5
0
1
1952
Racing
9
0
0
0
0

Racing Highlights

year
series
position
1956
Australian Tourist Trophy - Albert P., Melbourne - Sports Car
3rd
1954
2° New Zealand Grand Prix - Ardmore - Formula Libre
2nd
1954
4° Lady Wigram Trophy - Christchurch - Formula Libre
3rd
1953
7° Ulster Trophy - Dundrod - Formule Libre
2nd
1953
Daily Express GP Support Race - Silverstone - Formula Libre
3rd
1953
Woodcote Trophy - Goodwood - Form. Libre
3rd
1953
Goodwood Trophy - Formula libre
2nd
1953
24 Hours of Le Mans - Class S 2.0
1st

DriverDB Top 100

pos
driver
championship
points
change
01
Formula 1
2206.5
+1.9
02
Formula 1
2127.65
-3.2
03
Formula 1
2035.45
+1.2
04
Formula 1
2025.65
+2.2
05
British GT Championship - GT3
2005.35
-2
06
Formula 1
1995.2
+3
07
Porsche Carrera Cup Germany
1990.85
+0.6
+1
08
Formula 1
1948.5
+2.4
+2
09
IndyCar
1946.35
+5.4
-2
10
Intercontinental GT Challenge
1946.35
-
Based on over 70,000 race results the DriverDB ranking is an objective way to rate drivers without relying on subjective evaluations of championships and categories. Rating is based on the average of the drivers' last 20 races.