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Database start - Driver search - David Purley


 
David Purley, Great Britain
1945-01-26 - 1985-07-02
     
F1 Career: Monaco 1973 - Britain 1977

  Races
Race Wins
Pole Positions
Podiums
Fastest Laps
Total Points
7
0
0
0
0
0
       
Percent Wins
Percent Poles
Percent Podiums
Percent Fast.Lap
Points per Race
 
0,00%
0,00%
0,00%
0,00%
0,00p  
July 13th 1977 David survived a crash at Silverstone from 173 km/h to 0km/h in just 66cm. He broke 29 bones and his heart stopped 6 times, He survived 179.8 G.
That "record" was later broken by Kenny Brack who survived more 200G
Killed in a biplane accident whilst performing aerobatics off the Sussex coast 1985.
David where the only one who tried to help R Williamson when he crashed and died in flames at Zandwoort 1973, he was later awarded the George medal for his heroism.

Year Plac Points Nr / Team / Car Wins 2:nd 3:rd Poles FastL Races Ret Notes
1977 - 0 #31 LEC CRP1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 2 dnq, LEC Refrigerating Racing
1974 - 0 #42 Token RJ02 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 dnq
1973 - 0 March 731 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 R1 dns, LEC Refrigerating Racing

Non F1

Year Series Result Team/Car Notes
1985 Aerobatics . Pitts Special biplane Fatal aircraft accident
1979 British Aurora AFX F1 Series 18th Shadow DN9B & LEC 4 races
. Loton Park Hillclimb winner Porsche 924 .
. Started with Aerobatics . Pitts Special biplane .
1978 Brighton Speed Trials 2nd LEC .
. . . Porsche 924 2 races
1977 Race of Champions 6th LEC .
1976 Shellsport G8 Series champion LEC Chevron B30 6 wins
1975 Shellsport Formula 5000 5th LEC Chevron B30 2 wins
. Oulton Park Gold Cup winner LEC Chevron B30 .
1974 Formula 2 5th Chevron B27 Four 2nd places
. Macau GP 2nd . .
1973 Formula Atlantic . March .
. Awarded the Goerge medal . . .
1972 Formula 2 19th March 722 .
. British Formula 2 16th . .
. Brazil Formula 2 11th . .
. Formula 3 . Ensign .
1971 Formula 3 . Ensign .
1970 Formula 3 . Lec Refrigeration Brabham BT28 .
1969 . . Chevron B8 .
1968 . . AC Cobra .