David Piper (born 2 December 1930) is a British former Formula One and sports car racing driver from England. He participated in 3 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on 18 July 1959. He scored no championship points.
David Piper in 2011
|Born||2 December 1930|
|Formula One World Championship career|
|Entries||3 (2 starts)|
|First entry||1959 British Grand Prix|
|Last entry||1960 British Grand Prix|
Early career and Formula OneEdit
Piper was born in Edgware, Middlesex and began his career in the mid-1950s by competing in sprints and hill-climbs, before beginning circuit racing with a Lotus Eleven. He then moved up to a Lotus 16 which he used in 1959 and 1960 to compete in both Formula One and Formula Two, by means of changing engines as appropriate. His best result with the car was a second place in the Lady Wigram Trophy, in 1960, behind Jack Brabham in a Cooper.
In 1961, Piper competed in European Formula Junior alongside Jo Siffert but drove the Gilby F1 car in the Gold Cup. He also competed in non-championship races in 1962, but had become disenchanted with single-seater racing and moved into sports car racing initially with a Ferrari GTO.
Between 1962 and 1970, Piper raced frequently in many locations worldwide using his personally owned Ferraris and, later, Porsches. He was moderately successful and gained a reputation for reliability and consistency.
Piper later raced his personal, green, Porsche 917 and other cars in historic events.
Complete Formula One World Championship resultsEdit
|1959||Dorchester Service Station||Lotus 16 (F2)||Climax 1.5l Straight-4||MON||500||NED||FRA||GBR
|1960||Robert Bodle Ltd.||Lotus 16||Climax 2.5l Straight-4||ARG||MON||500||NED||BEL||FRA
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- "Le Mans 24 Hours June 13, 1970 cont". www.a2zracer.com. Retrieved 15 April 2016.