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Helmet of Ken Wharton

Flag of Great Britain Ken Wharton

nationality British born March 21, 1916 hometown Smethwick, West Midlands died January 12, 1957 place of death Ardmore (NZ)

Racing highlights

19563rdAustralian Tourist Trophy
19542nd2nd New Zealand Grand Prix
19543rdLady Wigram Trophy
19532ndFormula Libre, VII Ulster Trophy, N.Ireland
19533rdDaily Express, Silverstone Grand Prix
19533rdGoodwood International Car Racing
19532ndFormula Libre, Goodwood Trophy, Great Britain
19531st21st Grand Prix of Endurance 24 Hours of Le Mans Class S 2.0

Racing career summary

Races entered39
Wins1
Podiums8
Pole positions0
Fastest laps3
Race win percentage2.6%
Podium percentage20.5%

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.

1957Racing0 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1956Racing5 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1955Racing4 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1954Racing8 races0 wins2 podiums0 pole position2 fastest race laps
1953Racing13 races1 win5 podiums0 pole position1 fastest race lap
1952Racing9 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps

Career details – the racing career of Ken Wharton

1957 5th New Zealand Grand Prix

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 250F

1956 Australian Grand Prix

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 250F

1956 Australian Tourist Trophy

PositionPointsTeam
3rd0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 750 Monza

1956 24th Grand Prix of Endurance 24 Hours of Le Mans Class S 5.0

PositionPointsTeam
0Jaguar Cars Ltd.
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Jaguar D-TypeJaguar 3.4

1956 Formula 1, IV Glover Trophy Goodwood

PositionPointsTeam
0Ecurie Rosier
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 500

1956 Formula 2, III International Gold Cup Oulton Park

PositionPointsTeam
5th0Ken Wharton
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Cooper T41Climax

1955 World Championship of Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
0Vandervell Products Ltd.
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Vanwall VW 55Vanwall 2.5Pirelli
Click to show race results for World Championship of Drivers 1955.

1955 Tourist Trophy

PositionPointsTeam
0Automobiles Frazer Nash Ltd
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Frazer Nash Le Mans

1955 Formula 1, VII BRDC International Trophy, Silverstone

PositionPointsTeam
0Vanderwell Products Ltd.
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Vanwall

1954 World Championship of Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
0Owen Racing Organisation
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
40000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 250FMaserati 2.5Dunlop
Click to show race results for World Championship of Drivers 1954.

1954 Tourist Trophy

PositionPointsTeam
6th0Jaguar Cars Ltd.
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Jaguar D-type

1954 2nd New Zealand Grand Prix

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10101
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
BRM P15

1954 Lady Wigram Trophy

PositionPointsTeam
3rd0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10101
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
BRM P15

1954 22nd Grand Prix of Endurance 24 Hours of Le Mans Class S 5.0

PositionPointsTeam
0Jaguar Cars Ltd.
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Jaguar D-TypeJaguar 3.4

1953 12h Nürburgring - GT 1.3

PositionPointsTeam
0Cooper-Bristol
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Cooper T23 (Bristol)

1953 World Championship of Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
0Ken Wharton
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
50000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Cooper T23Bristol 2.0Dunlop
Click to show race results for World Championship of Drivers 1953.

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

PositionPointsTeam
0BRM Ltd.
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10001
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
BRM P15

1953 Daily Express, Silverstone Grand Prix

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

1953 Goodwood International Car Racing

PositionPointsTeam
3rd0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
BRM P15

1953 Formula Libre, Goodwood Trophy, Great Britain

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
BRM P15

1953 World Sports Car Championship RAC Tourist Trophy

PositionPointsTeam
6th0Frazer Nash
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Frazer Nash Le Mans ReplicaBristol 2.0

1953 21st Grand Prix of Endurance 24 Hours of Le Mans Class S 2.0

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Automobiles Frazer Nash Ltd.
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1110?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Frazer Nash Le Mans CoupéBristol 2.0

1953 Formula 1 V BRDC International Trophy

PositionPointsTeam
5th0Ken Wharton
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Cooper T23Bristol

1953 Formula Libre, VII Ulster Trophy, N.Ireland

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0Ken Wharton
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Cooper T23Bristol

1952 World Championship of Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
13th3Scuderia Franera
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
40000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Frazer Nash 421Bristol 2.0Dunlop
Frazer Nash FN48Bristol 2.0Dunlop
Cooper T20Bristol 2.0Dunlop
Click to show race results for World Championship of Drivers 1952.

1952 Formula Libre, IV Ritchmond Trophy (Trofeo Chichester), Great Britain 1952

PositionPointsTeam
0Scuderia Franera
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
ERA

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

PositionPointsTeam
0Scuderia Franera
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Frazer NashBristol

1952 Formula 1 IV BRDC International Trophy

PositionPointsTeam
7th0Peter Bell
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Frazer-Nash FN48Bristol

1952 Formula 2 III Netherland Grand Prix

PositionPointsTeam
0Scuderia Franera
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Frazer-Nash 421Bristol

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

PositionPointsTeam
0Scuderia Franera
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Frazer-Nash FN48Bristol
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