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Louis Douglas "Doug" Serrurier (9 December 1920 in Germiston – 4 June 2006) was a racing driver and racing car constructor from South Africa.[1][2] He participated in 3 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix in the 1960s, only racing in the South African Grand Prix event, debuting on 29 December 1962. He scored no championship points.

Doug Serrurier
Born(1920-12-09)9 December 1920
Died4 June 2006(2006-06-04) (aged 85)
Formula One World Championship career
NationalitySouth Africa South African
Active years19621963, 1965
TeamsLDS
Entries3 (2 starts)
Championships0
Wins0
Podiums0
Career points0
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
First entry1962 South African Grand Prix
Last entry1965 South African Grand Prix

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Racing car constructorEdit

Serrurier built a series of racing cars under the name of LDS,[3] after his initials.[4] The first was based on a Cooper,[5] and later cars were based on Brabhams. The cars were raced mainly by Serrurier himself, and Sam Tingle. From the Cobra Club South Africa: “Louis Douglas Serrurier built about 20 LDS Cobras during the course of his race car building history. They were all once offs, with different engine, chassis, suspension and brakes depending on the year they were built.”

A handful of other custom built bodies found their home on LDS chassis in the 70s. Mainly laid up from fibreglass, but also aluminium Coupe and Convertibles.

Racing recordEdit

Complete Formula One World Championship resultsEdit

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 WDC Pts
1962 Otelle Nucci LDS Mk1 Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1.5 L4 NED MON BEL FRA GBR GER ITA USA RSA
Ret
NC 0
1963 Otelle Nucci LDS Mk1 Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1.5 L4 MON BEL NED FRA GBR GER ITA USA MEX RSA
11
NC 0
1965 Otelle Nucci LDS Mk2 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 RSA
DNQ
MON BEL FRA GBR NED GER ITA USA MEX NC 0

Non-Championship Formula One resultsEdit

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
1961 Scuderia Lupini Cooper T51 Maserati 6-1500 1.5 L4 LOM GLV PAU BRX VIE AIN SYR NAP LON SIL SOL KAN DAN MOD FLG OUL LEW VAL RAN
10
NAT
6
RSA
7
1962 Scuderia Lupini Cooper T51 Maserati 6-1500 1.5 L4 CAP
DNA
BRX LOM LAV GLV PAU AIN INT NAP MAL CLP RMS SOL KAN MED DAN OUL MEX
Otelle Nucci LDS Mk1 Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1.5 L4 RAN
6
NAT
10
1963 Otelle Nucci LDS Mk1 Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1.5 L4 LOM GLV PAU IMO SYR AIN INT ROM SOL KAN MED AUT OUL RAN
8
1964 Doug Serrurier LDS Mk2 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 DMT NWT SYR AIN INT SOL MED RAN
6
1965 Doug Serrurier LDS Mk3 Climax FPF 2.0 L4 ROC SYR SMT INT MED RAN
8
1966 Doug Serrurier LDS Mk3 Climax FPF 2.0 L4 RSA
10
SYR INT OUL

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Brown, Allen (27 February 2016). "Doug Serrurier". OldRacingCars.com. Retrieved 11 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Obituary – Doug Serrurier". Motor Sport Magazine. August 2006. p. 15. Retrieved 11 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Doug Serrurier Profile". grandprix.com. Retrieved 11 November 2017.
  4. ^ Shutler 2014, p. 44.
  5. ^ Whitelock 2006, p. 254.

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