Christian Murchison

Christian Murchison (born 1 November 1980, in Singapore) is a Singaporean race car driver.

In 2003, Murchison finished 10th in the Eurocup Formula Renault V6 Championship. In 2000 and 2001, he was the runner-up in the Australian Formula Holden Championship for two year consecutive years. He finished 5th in the Australian Formula Ford Championship in 1999, and won the West Australian Formula Ford Championship in 1998. He was named "Rookie of the Year" in Formula Holden in 2000 and in Formula Ford in 1998. In six years of competitive kart racing from 1992–98, he won five West Australian state titles.

In 2006, Murchison was selected to drive for the newly formed A1 Team Singapore for the A1 Grand Prix of Nations 2006-7 season. He repaid the team's management by scoring the team's first points in Singapore's third A1 GP event by finishing 8th on the Beijing Street Circuit.

Murchison has also dabbled in V8 Supercars endurance events. In 2000, he drove for the Castrol Perkins Engineering Holden Commodore's, and again in 2007, this time for the Brad Jones' BOC Ford Falcon team. He has three V8 starts to his name, with the fourth - the 2007 Bathurst 1000 - cut short due to a severe accident for co-driver Damien White in Friday practice.

Murchison was born in Singapore in 1980, but moved with his family to Perth, Australia, in 1991, where he began his motor-racing career. Though required by law, Murchison has never discharged his national service liability. Because of this, he has not visited Singapore for several years and is not able to enter the country without facing the possibility of arrest.

Career resultsEdit

Season Series Position Car Team
1997 West Australian Formula Ford Championship 2nd Van Diemen RF95 - Ford Fastlane Racing
Australian Formula Ford Championship 18th
1998 West Australian Formula Ford Championship 1st Van Diemen RF98 - Ford Fastlane Racing
Australian Formula Ford Championship 5th
1999 Australian Formula Ford Championship 5th Van Diemen RF98 - Ford Christian Murchison
2000 Australian Drivers' Championship 2nd Reynard 95D Holden NRC Racing
2001 Australian Drivers' Championship 2nd Reynard 97D Holden Hocking Racing
2002 Australian Drivers' Championship 4th Reynard 97D Holden Hocking Racing
2003 Formula Renault V6 Eurocup 10th Tatuus-Renault DAMS
2005 Australian Formula 4000 Championship 9th Reynard 97D Holden Hocking Racing
2006-07 A1 Grand Prix of Nations 20th Lola A1GP Zytek A1 Team Singapore

Complete A1 Grand Prix resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 DC Points
2006–07 Singapore NED
SPR

Ret
NED
FEA

16
CZE
SPR

PO
CZE
FEA

PO
CHN
SPR

16
CHN
FEA

8
MYS
SPR

15
MYS
FEA

11
IDN
SPR
IDN
FEA
NZL
SPR

Ret
NZL
FEA

15
AUS
SPR

12
AUS
FEA

Ret
RSA
SPR

Ret
RSA
FEA

Ret
MEX
SPR
MEX
FEA
CHN
SPR
CHN
FEA
GBR
SPR
GBR
SPR
20th 3

Complete V8 Supercar resultsEdit

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final Pos Points
2000 Perkins Engineering PHI PTH ADL ECR HDV CAN QLD WIN ORP CDP QLD
Ret
SAN BAT
Ret
NC 0
2007 Brad Jones Racing ADL PER PUK WIN ECK HDV QLD OPK SAN
Ret
BAT
DNS
SUR BAH SYM PHI NC 0

Complete Bathurst 1000 resultsEdit

Year Team Car Co-driver Position Laps
2000 Perkins Engineering Holden Commodore VT   Luke Youlden DNF 128
2007 Brad Jones Racing Ford Falcon BF   Damien White DNS 0

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