George Constantine (racing driver)

George J. Constantine (February 22, 1918 – January 7, 1968) was a racing driver from the United States. He competed nationally in 108 races between 1953 and 1962, winning 17 times. Mr. Constantine was the United States Sports Car Driver of the Year in 1960. He won the 1959 Nassau Trophy race and the 1956 grand prix at Watkins Glen, N.Y. (in a Jaguar D-type). He set course records at Lime Rock, Conn. (1:05.81), and Marlboro, Md., in 1958, and he was one of the top-rated competitors in the 1959 Daytona, Fla. international speedway race.[1] Mr. Constantine was known as the "King of Lime Rock" and "The Flying Greek." His most famous car with the most victories was the rare and fabulous Aston Martin DBR2/1 (owned by Elisha Walker, Jr.), and his mechanic was Rex Woodgate.[2]

George Constantine
Born(1918-02-22)February 22, 1918
Southbridge, Massachusetts
DiedJanuary 7, 1968(1968-01-07) (aged 49)
New York City, New York
Formula One World Championship career
NationalityUnited States American
Active years1959
TeamsCooper
Entries1
Championships0
Wins0
Podiums0
Career points0
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
First entry1959 United States Grand Prix
Last entry1959 United States Grand Prix

Complete Formula One resultsEdit

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1. 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 WDC Points
1959 Mike Taylor Cooper T45 Coventry Climax MON 500 NED FRA GBR GER POR ITA USA
Ret
NC 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ New York Times Obituary, January 9, 1968, page 43
  2. ^ Racing Sports Cars