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Database start - Driver search - B Bira (Prince Birabongse)


 
Prince 'B Bira' Birabongse Bhanudej Bhanubandh of Siam, Siam (Thailand)
1914-07-15 - 1985-12-23
F1 Career: Britain 1950 - Spain 1954

  Races
Race Wins
Pole Positions
Podiums
Fastest Laps
Total Points
19
0
0
0
0
8
       
Percent Wins
Percent Poles
Percent Podiums
Percent Fast.Lap
Points per Race
 
0,00%
0,00%
0,00%
0,00%
0,42p  
The Prince first came to europe to study at Eton and Camebridge. Bira started racing with his cousin Prince Chula Chakrabongse's team, White Mouse Racing.
After the war, Bira returned to racing with several teams. He retired at the end of the 1955 season.
The king portrayed in the Hollywood movie "The King and I" was Bira's grandfather.
Bira moved back to Thailand 1956, after some time he moved to France and later back to England. Prince Bira died at Baron's Court Underground Station in London on 23 December 1985. He fell down with a heart attack. Thanks to a handwritten note (in Thai) in his pocket Scotland Yard and The Royal Thai Embassy could identify him.

Year Plac Points Nr / Team / Car Wins 2:nd 3:rd Poles FastL Races Ret Notes
1954 14 3 Maserati A6GCM
Maserati 250F
0 0 0 0 0 1
5
0
2
-
Private
1953 - 0 Connaught A Type
Maserati A6GCM
0 0 0 0 0 3
1
2
0
-
Scuderia Milan
1952 - 0 Gordini Type 15 & 16 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 -
1951 - 0 Maserati 4CLT/48 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 Private
1950 6 5 Maserati 4CLT/48 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 R, Enrico Plate'

Non F1

Year Series Result Team/Car Notes
1955 International Trophy 3rd Maserati Last race
. Bordeaux GP 6th Maserati Non championchip race
. New Zealand GP at Ardmore winner Maserati A6GCM Non championchip race
1954 24h LeMans ret Aston Martin DB3S Coupe .
. Grand Prix des Frontières at Chimay winner Maserati A6GCM Non championchip race
. Rouen Les Essarts GP 2nd Maserati 250F .
. Pescara GP 2nd Maserati 250F .
. Caen GP 4th Maserati 250F .
. Bari GP 6th Maserati A6GCM .
. Buenos Aires GP 7th Maserati A6GCM .
. Bordeaux GP ret Maserati A6GCM .
1953 Bordeaux GP 8th HWM 53 .
. Daily Express Int. Trophy 4th Maserati A6GCM .
. Eifelrennen 11th Maserati A6GCM .
. Frontières GP ret Maserati A6GCM .
. Avusrennen ret Maserati A6GCM .
1952 Grands Prix de France 10th Simca-Gordini T15 Non championchip race
. Marseille GP 2nd Simca-Gordini T15 .
. Sables d'Olonne GP 4th Simca-Gordini T15 .
. Marne GP 4th Gordini T16 .
. Daily Express Int. Trophy 6th Simca-Gordini T15 .
. Circuit du Lac 5th Simca-Gordini T15 .
. Pau GP DNS Simca-Gordini T15 Reserv entry
. Ulster GP ret Maserati 4CLT/48 .
1951 Glover Trophy winner Maserati 4CLT/48-OSCA Non championchip race
. Bordeaux Grand Prix 4th Maserati 4CLT/48 Non championchip race
. Syracuse GP ret Maserati 4CLT/48 Non championchip race
1950 Goodwood Trophy 2nd Maserati 4CLT/48 Non championchip race
. Dutch GP 5th Maserati 4CLT/48 Non championchip race
. Albi GP 16th Maserati 4CLT/48 Non championchip race
. Bari GP ret Maserati Non championchip race
. San Remo GP ret Maserati 4CLT/48 Non championchip race
. Glover Trophy ret Maserati 4CLT/48 Non championchip race
1949 British & International races . Maserati 4CLT .
. Skarpnäck GP, Sweden winner Maserati .
1948 British & International races . Maserati 4CLT .
. Zandvoort GP winner Maserati 4CL .
. British GP 5th Maserati 4CLT/48 .
1947 British & International races . Maserati & Simca .
. Manx cup, Isle of Man winner Simca-Gordini 11 .
. Coupe des petites cylindrées, Reims winner Simca-Gordini 11 .
1946 Local British events . Maserati 8CM .
1939 British & International races . ERA C-type .
1938 Local British events . ERA C-type .
1937 British & International races . ERA & Delage .
1936 British & International races . ERA 'Remus' & Maserati 8CM .
. Coup de Prince Rainier, Monaco GP winner ERA 'Remus' first win
. Donington GP 5th Maserati 8CM .
. Brooklands 3rd Maserati 8CM .
1935 Grand Prix de Dieppe 2nd ERA R2B & Maserati .
. Donington GP 5th ERA R2B 'Romulus' .
. Local British events . M3 Magnette .
. Brooklands . White Mouse Racing-Riley Imp first race