Lloyd Casner

Lloyd Perry Casner (August 30, 1928 in Miami, Florida – April 10, 1965 in Le Mans, France) was an American race car driver and the creator of the Casner Motor Racing Division team.

Lloyd Casner
Born(1928-08-30)August 30, 1928
Miami, Florida
DiedApril 10, 1965(1965-04-10) (aged 36)
Le Mans, France
Formula One World Championship career
NationalityUnited States American
Active years1961
Teamsprivateer Lotus
Entries(non-championship)
3 (0 starts)
Championships0
Wins0
Podiums0
Career points0
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
First entry1961 Glover Trophy
Last entry1961 Glover Trophy

An airline pilot by trade, "Lucky" Casner developed an interest in the Maserati Birdcage, and started his team in order to enter the 1960 24 Hours of Le Mans. In August 1960, a Tipo 61 entered by Casner's Team Camoradi, driven by Stirling Moss and Dan Gurney, won the 1000 km of Nurburgring.

Sharing a Birdcage with Masten Gregory, Casner won the 1961 1000km Nürburgring for Team Camoradi, but never won Le Mans. He was killed when he crashed a new Maserati during testing for the upcoming 1965 24 Hours of Le Mans. He was featured in the 1961 film The Green Helmet.

Casner participated in one non-Championship Formula One race, the 1961 Glover Trophy.

Non-Championship Formula One resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

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 Camoradi International Lotus 18 Climax Straight-4 LOM GLV
DNS
PAU BRX VIE AIN
WD
SYR NAP LON SIL SOL
DNS
KAN DAN MOD FLG OUL LEW VAL RAN NAT RSA

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