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Helmet of William Spear

Flag of U.S.A. William Spear

nationality American born June 27, 1916 hometown Manchester died August 27, 1979 place of death Palm Beach, Florida

Racing highlights

19522ndSCCA Club Racing National Championship
19521st20th Grand Prix of Endurance 24 Hours of Le Mans Class S 8.0

Racing career summary

Races entered6
Wins1
Podiums1
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
Race win percentage16.7%
Podium percentage16.7%

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.

1956Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1955Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1954Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1953Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1952Racing1 race1 win1 podium? pole position? fastest race laps
1951Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps

Career details – the racing career of William Spear

1956 World Sportscar Championship - S5.0

PositionPointsTeam
0Jaguar New York Inc.
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Jaguar D-type
Click to show race results for World Sportscar Championship - S5.0 1956.

1955 24h Le Mans Grand Prix d'Endurance

PositionPointsTeam
0Briggs S. Cunningham
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Jaguar D-type

1954 Florida International 12-Hour Grand Prix of Endurance, Group S5.0

PositionPointsTeam
0William Spear
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 375 MM

1953 World Sports Car Championship 12 Hours of Sebring

PositionPointsTeam
0William Spear
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 225 SFerrari 2.7

1952 SCCA Club Racing National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
2nd5900
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?????
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
O.S.C.A.

1952 20th Grand Prix of Endurance 24 Hours of Le Mans Class S 8.0

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Briggs Cunningham
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
111??
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Cunningham C4-RChrysler 5.4

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
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