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Helmet of Ken Wharton

Flag of Great Britain Ken Wharton

nationality British hometown Smethwick, West Midlands place of death Ardmore (NZ)

Racing highlights

19563rdAustralian Tourist Trophy
19542nd1st New Zealand Grand Prix
19543rdLady Wigram Trophy
19533rdDaily Express, Silverstone Grand Prix
19533rdGoodwood International Car Racing
19532ndFormula Libre, Goodwood Trophy, Great Britain

Racing career summary

Races entered27
Wins0
Podiums6
Pole positions0
Fastest laps2
Race win percentage0%
Podium percentage22.2%

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
1956Racing2 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1955Racing3 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1954Racing7 races0 wins2 podiums0 pole position2 fastest race laps
1953Racing9 races0 wins3 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1952Racing6 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps

Career details – the racing career of Ken Wharton

1957 4th 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

1955 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
0Vandervell Products Ltd.
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Vanwall VW3
Vanwall VW4
Click to show race results for Formula 1 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

1954 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
0Owen Racing Organisation
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
40000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 250F
Click to show race results for Formula 1 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 1st 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

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 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
0Cooper-Bristol
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
50000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Cooper T23 (Bristol)
Click to show race results for Formula 1 1953.

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

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

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

1952 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
13th3Scuderia Franera
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
40000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Cooper T20 (Bristol 2.0 L6)
Frazer-Nash FN48 (Bristol 2.0 L6)
Click to show race results for Formula 1 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
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Frazer Nash Bristol
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