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Kenneth McAlpine, OBE DL (born 21 September 1920) is a British former racing driver from England. He was born in Cobham, Surrey.[1] He participated in 7 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on 19 July 1952. He scored no championship points. During the development of the Connaught Racing Team based at Send in Surrey, McAlpine became a considerable financial backer and enjoyed several team owner triumphs including Tony Brooks's memorable F1 victory at Syracuse, Italy in 1955. The team was eventually broken up in 1958 and cars sold off, including one or more to a young Bernie Ecclestone.

Kenneth McAlpine, OBE
Born (1920-09-21) 21 September 1920 (age 99)
Formula One World Championship career
NationalityUnited Kingdom British
Active years1952, 1953, 1955
TeamsConnaught
Entries7
Championships0
Wins0
Podiums0
Career points0
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
First entry1952 British Grand Prix
Last entry1955 British Grand Prix

After Grands Prix, McAlpine established a successful English wine growing and bottling business at his estate in Lamberhurst, Kent. He is a member of the McAlpine family that started the famous civil engineering company of the same name. He is also a member of The Air Squadron. Following the death of French driver André Guelfi on 28 June 2016, McAlpine became the oldest living Formula One driver.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jenkins, Richard. "The World Championship drivers - Where are they now?". OldRacingCars.com. Retrieved 29 July 2007.