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Gilby Engineering was a British general engineering company owned by Syd Greene. Greene had lost an arm in an accident so he was unable to drive a racing car effectively. He fed his enthusiasm for motor racing by founding a motor racing team named after his company and later constructing the Gilby racing car. The team competed in 12 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, including 6 with cars of their own construction, but scored no World Championship points. The Gilby cars were constructed by Syd Greene for his son Keith to drive, having previously entered a Maserati 250F for Roy Salvadori and Ivor Bueb and also a Cooper for Greene Jr. Keith Greene later became better known as a team manager in Formula One and sports car racing. Gilby made its debut in the 1954 French Grand Prix with the Maserati, for Salvadori, who also drove for the team in 1955 and 1956, and the team's last event was the 1962 Italian Grand Prix. After the team ceased competing in Formula One, the final Gilby car was purchased and entered in three events in 1963, by privateer Ian Raby. Keith Greene achieved a third-place finish in the non-championship Naples Grand Prix of 1962, with the BRM-engined car, behind the works Ferrari's of Willy Mairesse and Lorenzo Bandini.
|Full name||Gilby Engineering|
|Noted staff||Len Terry|
|Noted drivers|| Roy Salvadori|
|Formula One World Championship career|
|First entry||1954 French Grand Prix|
|Races entered||12 (10 starts)|
|Constructors||Maserati, Cooper, Gilby|
|Engines||Maserati l6, Climax l4, BRM V8|
|Final entry||1962 Italian Grand Prix|
Complete Formula One World Championship resultsEdit
|1954||Maserati 250F||Maserati I6||P||ARG||500||BEL||FRA||GBR||GER||SUI||ITA||ESP||-*||n/a*|
|1955||Maserati 250F||Maserati I6||P||ARG||MON||500||BEL||NED||GBR||ITA||-*||n/a*|
|1956||Maserati 250F||Maserati I6||P||ARG||MON||500||BEL||FRA||GBR||GER||ITA||-*||n/a*|
|1957||Maserati 250F||Maserati I6||P||ARG||MON||500||FRA||GBR||GER||PES||ITA||-*||n/a*|
|1959||Cooper T43||Climax l4||D||MON||500||NED||FRA||GBR||GER||POR||ITA||USA||-*||n/a*|
|1960||Cooper T45||Maserati l4||D||ARG||MON||500||NED||BEL||FRA||GBR||POR||ITA||USA||-*||n/a*|
|1961||Gilby 61||Climax l4||D||MON||NED||BEL||FRA||GBR||GER||ITA||USA||0||NC|
|1962||Gilby 62||BRM V8||D||NED||MON||BEL||FRA||GBR||GER||ITA||USA||RSA||0||NC|
* Gilby did not compete as a constructor
Other Gilby carsEdit
|1963||Ian Raby||Gilby 62||BRM V8||D||MON||BEL||NED||FRA||GBR||GER||ITA||USA||MEX||RSA|
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