Brian Redman

Brian Herman Thomas Redman[1] (born 9 March 1937 in Burnley, Lancashire and educated at Rossall School, Fleetwood, Lancashire),[2] is a retired British racing driver.

Brian Redman
Brian Redman 1969 kl.JPG
Born (1937-03-09) 9 March 1937 (age 83)
Formula One World Championship career
NationalityUnited Kingdom British
Active years1968, 19701974
TeamsCooper, Williams, Surtees, McLaren, BRM, Shadow
Entries15 (12 starts)
Championships0
Wins0
Podiums1
Career points8
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
First entry1968 South African Grand Prix
Last entry1974 Monaco Grand Prix

He was very successful in sportscar racing and the World Sportscar Championship, winning the 1970 Targa Florio with a Porsche 908 and the 12 Hours of Sebring twice, in 1975 with a BMW Coupé, in 1978 with a Porsche 935 and the Spa-Francorchamps 1000km race 4 times (1968–1970, 1972). He was for many years associated with the Chevron marque, founded by fellow-Lancastrian Derek Bennett.

He is currently a regular at the Monterey Historic Automobile Races at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

CareerEdit

Redman raced F1 for McLaren, Shadow, Cooper, Williams

 
Redman driving a Ferrari 312PB at the Nürburgring in 1972
 
Redman driving an Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 TT 12 at the Nürburgring in 1974

He participated in 15 World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on 1 January 1968. He achieved one podium in the 1968 Spanish Grand Prix, finishing third in a Cooper-BRM behind Graham Hill in a Lotus-Ford and Denny Hulme in a McLaren-Ford. He then had an accident at the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps, crashing his Cooper-BRM when the suspension broke at the Les Coombes corner; he survived with a badly broken arm. He scored a total of 8 championship points in his career, with two 5th places in 1972, at the Monaco Grand Prix and the German Grand Prix driving a Yardley McLaren.

He achieved spectacular success in sports-car racing, particularly in 1968 as a John Wyer Gulf driver, in 1969 and 1970 as a Porsche works driver and in 1972 with the Ferrari 312 PB; Winning at Spa Francorchamps 1000 Ks 5 times, the Nurburgring 1000 Ks 3 times, Daytona 24 Hours 3 times, Sebring twice, Watkins Glen 6 Hours, Osterreichring twice, Monza 1000 Ks twice, the Targa Florio, Brands Hatch 6 Hours twice etc.

 
Redman driving at the 1972 French Grand Prix.

In 1973 Redman started racing in the USA full-time and won the SCCA/USAC Formula 5000 Championship three times in a row from 1974 to 1976 driving a Jim Hall/Carl Haas Lola T330/332C against considerable opposition, including Mario Andretti and Al Unser, Jody Scheckter, Jackie Oliver, Alan Jones, David Hobbs, Brett Lunger, Sam Posey, "Vern" Schuppan et al. At the end of 1976 the SCCA announced new rules. The F5000 single-seaters had use full-width bodywork and the new series would be called Can-Am. On the first day of practice for the first race of the new season, at St.Jovite, Canada the new car took off at 160 mph went 40 feet in the air and turned over, landing upside down. Redman suffered a broken neck (C1), fractured shoulder and sternum, plus bruising of the brain. The ambulance blew a tire on the way to hospital. Redman was declared dead. It took him 9 months to recover and he returned to racing on a spectacular note by winning the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1978 driving a Porsche 935. He continued driving for Dick Barbour Racing through '79 and '80. In 1981, driving the brand new Lolas T600 IMSA GTP car he won the first race at Laguna Seca and went on to win the IMSA Camel GTP championship. His last year of professional racing was at the age of 52, driving for the works Aston Martin team in the 1989 World Sports Prototype Championship. He later co-managed the Redman Bright racing team.

Redman has now taken out his 61st racing licence, lives in Florida and is active in historic racing.

LegacyEdit

  • Road America hosts The WeatherTech International Challenge with Brian Redman for vintage/historic cars, one of the largest and most prestigious vintage racing events in the US
  • Redman is inducted in the following Halls of Fame: Daytona International Hall of Fame, Sebring Hall of Fame, Talladega Hall of Fame, Motor Sport Hall of Fame (UK), Long Beach Pavement of Fame.

Racing recordEdit

Complete European Formula Two Championship resultsEdit

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pos. Pts
1967 David Bridges Brabham BT16 Ford SNE SIL NÜR
Ret
HOC TUL 9th 8
Lola T100 JAR
6
ZAN PER BRH
8
VAL
5
1968 David Bridges Lola T100 Ford HOC THR JAR PAL
2
TUL ZAN PER HOC VAL 9th 9
Source:[3]

Complete Formula One World Championship resultsEdit

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 WDC Pts
1967 Lola Cars Lola T100 (F2) Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4 RSA MON NED BEL FRA GBR GER
DNS
CAN ITA USA MEX NC 0
1968 Cooper Car Company Cooper T81B Maserati 10/F1 3.0 V12 RSA
Ret
19th 4
Cooper T86B BRM P101 3.0 V12 ESP
3
MON BEL
Ret
NED FRA GBR GER ITA CAN USA MEX
1970 Frank Williams Racing Cars De Tomaso 505/38 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 RSA ESP MON BEL NED FRA GBR
DNS
GER
DNQ
AUT ITA CAN USA MEX NC 0
1971 Team Surtees Surtees TS7 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 RSA
7
ESP MON NED FRA GBR GER AUT ITA CAN USA NC 0
1972 Yardley Team McLaren McLaren M19A Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 ARG RSA ESP MON
5
BEL FRA
9
GBR GER
5
AUT ITA CAN 14th 4
Marlboro BRM BRM P180 BRM P142 3.0 V12 USA
Ret
1973 Shadow Racing Team Shadow DN1 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 ARG BRA RSA ESP BEL MON SWE FRA GBR NED GER AUT ITA CAN USA
DSQ
NC 0
1974 UOP Shadow Racing Team Shadow DN3 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 ARG BRA RSA ESP
7
BEL
18
MON
Ret
SWE NED FRA GBR GER AUT ITA CAN USA NC 0
Source:[4]

Non-Championship Formula One resultsEdit

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1967 David Bridges Lola T100 (F2) Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4 ROC SPC INT SYR OUL
Ret
ESP
8
1968 Cooper Car Company Cooper T86B BRM P101 3.0 V12 ROC
5
INT OUL
1971 Sid Taylor Racing McLaren M18 (F5000) Chevrolet 5.0 V8 ARG ROC QUE SPR INT
Ret
RIN OUL
Ret
VIC
1972 Sid Taylor Racing McLaren M10B (F5000) Chevrolet 5.0 V8 ROC
Ret
BRA INT
DNS
Chevron B24 (F5000) OUL
4
REP
Yardley Team McLaren McLaren M19A Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 VIC
7
1974 Sid Taylor Racing Lola T332 (F5000) Chevrolet 5.0 V8 PRE ROC
DNS
Team Ensign Ensign N174 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 INT
8
1975 A.G. Dean Chevron B24/B28 (F5000) Chevrolet 5.0 V8 ROC
DNQ
INT SUI
Source:[3]

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans resultsEdit

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1967   J.W. Automotive   Mike Salmon Ford GT40 Mk I S 5.0 220 DNF DNF
1969   Hart Ski Racing   Jo Siffert Porsche 908/2L P 3.0 60 DNF DNF
1970   John Wyer Automotive Engineering Ltd.   Jo Siffert Porsche 917K S 5.0 156 DNF DNF
1973   SpA Ferrari SEFAC   Jacky Ickx Ferrari 312PB S 3.0 332 DNF DNF
1976   B.M.W. Motorsport GmbH   Peter Gregg BMW 3.0CSL Turbo Gr 5 23 DNF DNF
1978   Dick Barbour Racing   John Paul Sr.
  Dick Barbour
Porsche 935/77A IMSA
+2.5
337 5th 1st
1979   Essex Motorsport Porsche   Jacky Ickx
  Jürgen Barth
Porsche 936 S
+2.0
200 DNF DNF
1980   Dick Barbour   John Fitzpatrick
  Dick Barbour
Porsche 935 K3/80 IMSA 318 5th 1st
1981   Cooke-Woods Racing   Bobby Rahal Lola T600-Porsche S
+2.0
- DNQ DNQ
1982   Cooke Racing - Malardeau   Ralph Kent-Cooke
  Jim Adams
Lola T610-Ford Cosworth C 28 DNF DNF
1984   Jaguar Group 44   Doc Bundy
  Bob Tullius
Jaguar XJR-5 IMSA
GTP
291 DNF DNF
1985   Jaguar Group 44   Hurley Haywood
  Jim Adams
Jaguar XJR-5 GTP 151 DNF DNF
1986   Silk Cut Jaguar   Hans Heyer
  Hurley Haywood
Jaguar XJR-6 C1 53 DNF DNF
1988   Takefuji Schuppan Racing Team   Eje Elgh
  Jean-Pierre Jarier
Porsche 962C C1 359 10th 10th
1989   Aston Martin
  Ecurie Ecosse
  Costas Los
  Michael Roe
Aston Martin AMR1 C1 340 11th 9th
Source:[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ FIA Year Book of Automobile Sport 1975. Patrick Stephens Ltd. white p. 41. ISBN 0-85059-195-3.
  2. ^ Jenkins, Richard. "The World Championship drivers – Where are they now?". OldRacingCars.com. Retrieved 29 July 2007.
  3. ^ a b "Brian Redman – Biography". Motor Sport. Retrieved 16 December 2019.
  4. ^ "Brian Redman – Involvement". StatsF1. Retrieved 16 December 2019.
  5. ^ "All Results of Brian Redman". racingsportscars.com. Retrieved 16 December 2019.

External linksEdit

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Jody Scheckter
US Formula A/F5000
Champion

1974-1976
Succeeded by
Patrick Tambay
Preceded by
John Fitzpatrick
IMSA GT champion
1981
Succeeded by
John Paul Jr.