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Reginald Harold Haslam "Tim" Parnell (25 June 1932 – 5 April 2017)[1] was a British racing driver from England. He participated in four Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on 18 July 1959, and qualified for two of them. He scored no championship points. His only finish was tenth place in the 1961 Italian Grand Prix at Monza.[2] Parnell managed the BRM Formula One team from 1970–74, and was the son of Reg Parnell, another racing driver and team principal. After his father's death in 1964, he took on the running of Reg Parnell Racing and on occasion managed his own team with entries for Mike Spence and Pedro Rodriguez.[2]

Tim Parnell
BornReginald Harold Haslam Parnell
(1932-06-25)25 June 1932
Derby, Derbyshire, England, UK
Died5 April 2017(2017-04-05) (aged 84)
Formula One World Championship career
NationalityUnited Kingdom British
Active years1959, 1961, 1963
Teamsprivateer Cooper and Lotus
Entries4 (2 starts)
Championships0
Wins0
Podiums0
Career points0
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
First entry1959 British Grand Prix
Last entry1963 German Grand Prix

Parnell died on 5 April 2017 at the age of 84.[3]

Complete Formula One World Championship resultsEdit

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 WDC Points
1959 R H H Parnell Cooper T45 (F2) Climax Straight-4 MON 500 NED FRA GBR
DNQ
GER POR ITA USA NC 0
1961 Tim Parnell Lotus 18 Climax Straight-4 MON NED BEL FRA GBR
Ret
GER ITA
10
USA NC 0
1963 Tim Parnell Lotus 18/21 Climax Straight-4 MON BEL NED FRA GBR GER
DNQ
ITA USA MEX RSA NC 0
Source:[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jenkins, Richard. "The World Championship drivers - Where are they now?". OldRacingCars.com. Retrieved 29 July 2007.
  2. ^ a b c Small, Steve (1994). The Guinness Complete Grand Prix Who's Who. Guinness. p. 279. ISBN 0851127029.
  3. ^ Pye, Marcus (5 April 2017). "Tim Parnell obituary: 1932-2017". Autosport. Motorsport Network. Retrieved 5 April 2017.