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Helmet of Prince Birabongse Bhanuban

Flag of Thailand Prince Birabongse Bhanuban

full name Birabongse Bhanudej Bhanubandh additional name B. Bira (pseudonym) nationality Thai born July 15, 1914 hometown Bangkok died December 23, 1985 place of death Hammersmith, London, England

Racing highlights

19553rdFormula 1, VII BRDC International Trophy, Silverstone
19551st3rd New Zealand Grand Prix
19541stFormula 1, XXIV Grand Prix des Frontières Chimay
19542ndFormula 1 & 2, XXIII Circuito di Pescara, Italy
19522ndFormula 2, X Grand Prix de Marseille, France
19511stFormula 1, III Richmond Trophy Goodwood
19492ndFormula 1, X Gran Premio di San Remo, Italy
19492ndFormula 1 IV Grand Prix du Roussillon, France
19492ndFormula 1 XI Grand Prix de l'Albigeois, France
19492ndFormula Libre, II Gran Premio Internacional San Martin Argentina

Racing career summary

Races entered70
Wins3
Podiums10
Pole positions1
Fastest laps4
Race win percentage4.3%
Podium percentage14.3%

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.

1978Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1955Racing3 races1 win2 podiums0 pole position1 fastest race lap
1954Racing13 races1 win2 podiums0 pole position1 fastest race lap
1953Racing7 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1952Racing10 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1951Racing7 races1 win1 podium0 pole position1 fastest race lap
1950Racing14 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1949Racing9 races0 wins4 podiums1 pole positions1 fastest race lap
1948Racing3 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1939Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1938Racing0 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1937Racing2 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps

Career details – the racing career of Prince Birabongse Bhanuban

1978 Macau Race of Giants

PositionPointsTeam
13th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford Escort

1955 3rd New Zealand Grand Prix

PositionPointsTeam
1st0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11101
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 250F

1955 Formula 1, IV Gran Prix de Bordeaux, France

PositionPointsTeam
6th0Prince Bira
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 250F

1955 Formula 1, VII BRDC International Trophy, Silverstone

PositionPointsTeam
3rd0Prince Bira
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 250F

1954 World Championship of Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
17th3Officine Alfieri Maserati, Prince Bira
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
60000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 250FMaserati 2.5Pirelli
Click to show race results for World Championship of Drivers 1954.

1954 Formula Libre, Gran Premio Ciudad de Buenos Aires

PositionPointsTeam
7th0Officine Alfieri Maserati
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati A6GCM

1954 22nd Grand Prix of Endurance 24 Hours of Le Mans Class S 3.0

PositionPointsTeam
0Aston Martin Lagonda
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Aston Martin DB3S CoupéLagonda 2.9

1954 Formula 1, III Gran Prix de Bordeaux, France

PositionPointsTeam
0Prince Bira
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati A6GCM

1954 Formula 1, VI BRDC International Trophy

PositionPointsTeam
0Prince Bira
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati A6GCM

1954 Formula 1, VII Gran Premio di Bari, Italy

PositionPointsTeam
6th0Prince Bira
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati A6GCM

1954 Formula 1 & 2, XXIII Circuito di Pescara, Italy

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0Prince Bira
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10101
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 250F

1954 Formula 1, XXIV Grand Prix des Frontières Chimay

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Prince Bira
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati A6GCM

1953 World Championship of Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
0Connaught Engineering, Scuderia Milano
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
40000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Connaught ALea Francis 2.0Dunlop
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
0HW Motors
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
HWMAlta

1953 Formula 1 V BRDC International Trophy

PositionPointsTeam
4th0Autocourse
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati A6GCM

1953 Formula 2, XXIII Grand Prix des Frontières, Chimay

PositionPointsTeam
0Prince Bira
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati A6GCM

1952 World Championship of Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
0Equipe Gordini
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
40000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Simca-Gordini T15Gordini 1.5Englebert
Gordini T16Gordini 2.0Englebert
Click to show race results for World Championship of Drivers 1952.

1952 Formula Libre, Gran Premio de Uruguay

PositionPointsTeam
0Écurie Siam
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 4CLT (OSCA)

1952 VI International Ulster Trophy Races, Dundrod Circuit, N.Ireland

PositionPointsTeam
0Prince Bira
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 4CLT/48OSCA

1952 Formula 1 XIV Grand Prix de l'Albigeois, 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
6th0Equipe Gordini
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
0Equipe Gordini
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
2nd0Equipe Gordini
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Simca-Gordini 15

1951 World Championship of Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
0Ecurie Siam
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 4CLT-48OSCA 4.5Pirelli
Click to show race results for World Championship of Drivers 1951.

1951 Formula 1, VI Gran Premio di San Remo, Italy

PositionPointsTeam
0Ecurie Siam
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 4CLT/48

1951 Formula 1, III BRDC International Trophy

PositionPointsTeam
17th0Ecurie Siam
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 4CLT/48

1951 Formula 1, I Gran Prix de Bordeaux, France

PositionPointsTeam
4th0Ecurie Siam
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 4CLT/48OSCA

1951 Formula 1, I Siracusa Grand Prix

PositionPointsTeam
0Enrico Plate
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 4CLT/48

1951 Formula 1, III Richmond Trophy Goodwood

PositionPointsTeam
1st0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11101
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1951 Formula 2, IX Grand Prix de Marseille, France

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

1950 World Championship for Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
8th5Enrico Plate
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
40000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 4CLT-48Maserati 1.5 s/cPirelli
Click to show race results for World Championship for Drivers 1950.

1950 Formula Libre, IV Gran Premio Extraordinario Maria Eva Duarte de Perón (Palermo) Argentina

PositionPointsTeam
9th0Scuderia Platé
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 4CLT

1950 Formula Libre, III Gran Premio Internacional Gral. San Martín Argentina

PositionPointsTeam
9th0Scuderia Platé
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 4CLT

1950 Formula 1, XI Gran Premio di San Remo, Italy

PositionPointsTeam
0Scudería E. Platé
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 4CLT-48

1950 Formula 1, IV Gran Premio di Bari Italy

PositionPointsTeam
0Enrico Plate
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 4CLT/48

1950 Formula 1 I Netherland Grand Prix

PositionPointsTeam
5th0Enrico Plate
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 4CLT/48

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

PositionPointsTeam
0P. Bira
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 4CLT/48

1950 Formula Libre XII British Empire Trophy

PositionPointsTeam
0Enrico Plate
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 4CLT/48

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

PositionPointsTeam
0Enrico Plate
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 4CLT/48

1950 Formula 1, XIX Circuito di Pescara, Italy

PositionPointsTeam
0Enrico Plate
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 4CLT/48

1950 Formula 1, II Richmond Trophy Goodwood

PositionPointsTeam
0Enrico Plate
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 4CLT/48

1949 Formula 1, X Gran Premio di San Remo, Italy

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0Scudería Ambrosiana
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1011?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 4CLT-48

1949 Formula 1 BRDC International Trophy, Silverstone

PositionPointsTeam
6th0Enrico Platé
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 4CLT/48

1949 Formula 1 IV Grand Prix du Roussillon, France

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10101
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 4CLT/48

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

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 4CLT

1949 Formula Libre, Gran Premio Juan Domingo Peron (Palermo) Argentina

PositionPointsTeam
5th0White Mouse
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 4CLT

1949 Formula Libre, III Gran Premio Maria Eva Duarte de Peron (Palermo) Argentina

PositionPointsTeam
5th0White Mouse
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 4CLT

1949 Formula Libre, III Copa de Acción San Lorenzo Argentina

PositionPointsTeam
0White Mouse
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 4CLT

1949 Formula Libre, II Gran Premio Internacional San Martin Argentina

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0White Motorsports
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 4CLT

1949 Formula Libre, IV Gran Premio Juan Domingo Peron (Palermo) Argentina

PositionPointsTeam
6th0Scuderia Platé
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 4CLT

1948 Formula 2, IIº Coupe des Petites Cylindrees

PositionPointsTeam
0Equipe Simca-Gordini
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Simca-Gordini T15/T1430

1948 San Remo Grand Prix

PositionPointsTeam
7th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10?00
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati

1948 Monaco Grand Prix

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

1939 Le Mans 24 Hours

PositionPointsTeam
0Raymond Sommer
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Alfa Romeo 6C 2500SSAlfa Romeo 2.4

1938 AIACR European Championship

PositionPointsTeam
36th32Squadra Subauda
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 8CM

1937 II° Circuito di Milano

PositionPointsTeam
0Scuderia Maremmana
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 6C-34

1937 III Donington Grand Prix

PositionPointsTeam
6th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 8CM
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