Ronnie Bucknum

Ronnie Bucknum (April 5, 1936 – April 23, 1992) was an American racecar driver, born in Alhambra, California.

Ronnie Bucknum
Ron Bucknum met zijn Honda (1964).jpg
Ron Bucknum and his Honda (1964)
Born(1936-04-05)April 5, 1936
Alhambra, California, US
DiedApril 23, 1992(1992-04-23) (aged 56)
San Luis Obispo, California, US
Formula One World Championship career
NationalityUnited States American
Active years19641966
TeamsHonda
Entries11
Championships0
Wins0
Podiums0
Career points2
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
First entry1964 German Grand Prix
Last entry1966 Mexican Grand Prix

Bucknum participated in 11 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on August 2, 1964. He scored a total of two championship points. At the 1964 German Grand Prix, he became the first person to drive a Honda-engined car in Formula One.

After Formula One, Bucknum drove in the USAC Championship Car series, racing in the 1967–1970 seasons with 23 starts, including the Indianapolis 500 in 1968–1970. He finished in the top ten 10 times, with his one victory coming at Michigan International Speedway in 1968.

He was the father of Jeff Bucknum, an Indy Racing League and American Le Mans Series driver. Ronnie Bucknum died in San Luis Obispo, California following complications from diabetes.

Complete Formula One World Championship resultsEdit

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 WDC Points
1964 Honda R & D Co. Honda RA271 Honda V12 MON NED BEL FRA GBR GER
13
AUT ITA
Ret
USA
Ret
MEX NC 0
1965 Honda R & D Co. Honda RA272 Honda V12 RSA MON
Ret
BEL
Ret
FRA
Ret
GBR NED GER ITA
Ret
USA
13
MEX
5
14th 2
1966 Honda R & D Co. Honda RA273 Honda V12 MON BEL FRA GBR NED GER ITA USA
Ret
MEX
8
NC 0

Official Results Le Mans 24 Hours 1966Edit

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Engine Laps
1 P
+5.0
2   Shelby-American Inc.   Bruce McLaren
  Chris Amon
Ford GT40 Mk.II Ford 7.0L V8 360
2 P
+5.0
1   Shelby-American Inc.   Ken Miles
  Denis Hulme
Ford GT40 Mk.II Ford 7.0L V8 360
3 P
+5.0
5   Holman & Moody / Essex Wire Corp.   Ronnie Bucknum
  Dick Hutcherson
Ford GT40 Mk.II Ford 7.0L V8 348

Complete USAC Championship Car resultsEdit

Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Pos Points
1966 PHX TRE INDY
DNQ
MIL LAN ATL PIP IRP LAN SPR MIL DUQ ISF TRE SAC PHX - 0
1967 PHX
TRE
INDY
DNQ
MIL
LAN
PIP MOS
DNS
MOS
18
IRP
9
LAN
DNQ
MTR
3
MTR
12
SPR
MIL
DUQ
ISF
TRE
SAC
HAN
PHX
RIV
9
- 0
1968 HAN
LVG
PHX
TRE
INDY
21
MIL
MOS
5
MOS
3
LAN
PIP
CDR
19
NAZ
IRP
6
IRP
4
LAN
LAN
MTR
3
MTR
4
SPR
MIL
DUQ
ISF
TRE
SAC
MCH
1
HAN
20
PHX
14
RIV
13
22nd 760
1969 PHX
DNP
HAN
DNP
INDY
30
MIL
LAN
PIP CDR
NAZ TRE
IRP
IRP
MIL
SPR
DOV
DUQ
ISF
BRN
BRN
TRE
SAC
KEN
DNP
KEN PHX
DNQ
RIV
17
- 0
1970 PHX SON
16
TRE INDY
15
MIL
DNQ
LAN
DNP
CDR MCH IRP
20
SPR MIL
ONT
DNP
DUQ
ISF SED
TRE
11
SAC PHX
45th 60
1971 RAF
RAF
PHX
TRE
INDY
DNQ
MIL
POC
MCH
MIL
ONT
TRE
PHX
- 0

Indianapolis 500 resultsEdit

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish
1966 Lola Chevrolet Failed to Qualify
1967 Gerhardt Ford Failed to Qualify
1968 Eagle Ford 19th 21st
1969 Eagle Offy 16th 30th
1970 Cecil Ford 27th 15th
1971 Vollstedt Ford Failed to Qualify