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Database start - Driver search - Chris Amon


 
Christopher Arthur "Chris" Amon MBE, New Zealand
1943-07-20 - 2016-08-03
F1 Career: Monaco 1963 - Canada 1976

  Races
Wins
Pole
Podiums
FastLaps
Points
97
0
6
11
3
83
       
% Wins
% Poles
% Podiums
% FastLap
Points/Race
 
0,00%
6,19%
11,34%
3,09%
0,86p  
Quit F1 for good after being T-boned in a practice collision at Mosport driving for Wolf.
Widely regarded to be one of the best F1 drivers never to win a championship Grand Prix.
Mario Andretti once joked that "if he became an undertaker, people would stop dying".
Chris was involved in the design of the upgraded Taupo Motorsport Park circuit, used for the New Zealand round of the 2006-07 A1GP season.
In agust 2016 Chris died from cancer

Year Plac Points Nr / Team / Car Wins 2:nd 3:rd Poles FastL Races Ret Notes
1976 18 2 #22 Ensign N174
#21 Wolf FW05
0 0 0 0 0 8
1
4 1 dns
1975 - 0 #31 & 32 Ensign N175 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 -
1974 - 0 #30 & 22 Amon AF101
#15 BRM P201
0 0 0 0 0 4
2
1 1dns, 2 dnq
1973 19 1 Techno PA123
Tyrrell 005
0 0 0 0 0 7
2
3 4 dns
1972 9 12 Matra MS120C & D 0 0 1 1 2 11 2 1 dns
1971 9 9 Matra MS120B 0 0 1 1 0 10 4 -
1970 7 23 March 702 0 2 1 0 1 13 5 -
1969 12 4 Ferrari 312/69 0 0 1 0 0 6 5 -
1968 10 10 Ferrari 312/67 & 312/68 0 1 0 4 0 11 7 -
1967 4 20 Ferrari 312/68 0 0 4 0 0 10 2 -
1966 - 0 Cooper T81 & Brabham BT11 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 dnq
1965 - 0 Lotus 25 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 dns
1964 16 2 Lotus 25 0 0 0 0 0 9 6 1 dnq, Private
1963 - 0 Lola 4A & Lotus 24 0 0 0 0 0 8 4 R, 3 dns, Private
Poles    FastLaps   

Non F1

Year Series Result Team/Car Notes
2017 Movie: McLaren . . .
1995 Inducted into the New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame. . . .
1977 SCCA Can-Am Challenge . Walter Wofl Racing .
1976 Race of Champions 5th Ensign N174 non championchip race
. BRDC International Trophy dns Ensign N174 non championchip race
1975 Tasman Series 5th Talon MR1 .
. Suisse Grand Prix 9th Ensign N175 non championchip race
. F5000 USAC-SCCA 13th Burke/McCormack Racing .
. F5000 Euro . . .
1974 BRDC International Troph dns Amon AF101 non championchip race
1973 24h LeMans ret BMW 3.0 CSL .
. 24h Spa ret BMW 3.0 CSL .
. Spa 1000km 3rd Matra-Simca MS670B .
. Formula1 . March Sacked at the start of the year
. ETCC 7th BMW 3.0 CSL .
1972 24h LeMans ret Matra-Simca MS670 .
. World Championchip Victory Race ret Politoys FX3 (Williams) non championchip race
1971 Argentina Grand Prix winner Matra MS120 non championchip race
. Questor GP 4th Matra MS120B non championchip race
. GEN/Daily Express BRDC International Trophy 12th . .
. Tasman Series 5th March 701 & Lotus 70 .
. International Trophy 14th Matra MS120B non championchip race
. 24h LeMans ret Matra-Simca MS660 .
1970 CanAm 11th March 707 .
. BRDC International Troph winner March 701 Non championchip race
. Monza 1000km 4th Ferrari 512 S .
. Brands Hatch 1000km 5th Ferrari 512 S .
. USAC National . . .
. F2 Euro . Malcolm Guthrie Racing 1 race
. Race of Champions dnf March 701 Non championchip race
. INDY500 dnq McLaren M15 .
1969 Tasman Series champion Ferrari Dino 246 Tasmania .
. CanAm 6th Ferrari 612 P / McLaren M8B .
. 24h LeMans ret Ferrari 312 P Coupé .
. 12h Sebring 2nd Ferrari 312 P FL
. Nurburgring 1000km ret Ferrari 312 P FL
. Brands Hatch 500 miles 4th Ferrari 312 P .
. BRDC International Trophy 10th Ferrari 312 non championchip race
. Race of Champions dns Ferrari 312 non championchip race
1968 Tasman Series 2nd Ferrari 246 T .
. F2 . Ferrari 2 races
. Can-Am . Ferrari 1 race
. International Gold Cup 2nd Ferrari 312/68 non championchip race
. Tasman Series 2nd Ferrari .
. Race Of Champions 4th Ferrari 312/67 non championchip race
BRDC International Trophy 3rd Ferrari 312/67 non championchip race
1967 CanAm 12th Ferrari 330 P4 .
. 24h Daytona winner Ferrari 330P4 Spyder .
. Monza 1000km winner Ferrari P4 .
. Tasman Series 2nd Dino 246 Tasmania .
. World Sports-Prototype . Ferrari 3 races
. 24h LeMans ret Ferrari 330 P3/P4 Spyder .
1966 CanAm 6th McLaren M1B .
. 24h LeMans winner Ford GT40 Mk II .
. 24h Daytona 5th Ford GT40 Mk II .
. 12h Sebring ret Ford GT40 .
. 6h Brands Hatch 2nd Ferrari 330 P4 .
. RAC Sports Car Championship . McLaren Elva - Oldsmobile .
. Movie: Grand Prix . as racing driver .
. Spa 1000km 5th Ford GT40 .
1965 24h LeMans ret Ford GT40 Mk II .
. Nurburgring 1000km 8th Ford GT40 .
. BRDC International Trophy dnf BRM P57 non championchip race
. Mediterranean GP dnf Lotus 25-BRM non championchip race
1964 Formula 2 15th . .
. 24h LeMans DQ AC Cobra Daytona .
. Mediterranean GP 4th Lotus 25-BRM non championchip race
. Syracuse GP 5th Lotus 25-BRM non championchip race
. F2 Trophy of France . Midland Racing .
. Daily Mirror Trophy 5th Lotus 25-BRM non championchip race
. BRDC International Trophy 5th Lotus 25-BRM non championchip race
. Solitude GP dnf Lotus 25-BRM non championchip race
. Aintree 200 miles dnf Lotus 25-BRM non championchip race
1963 Austrian GP 4th Reg Parnell-Lola-Climax non championchip race
. 12h Reims 17th Ferrari 250 GTO .
. Glover Trophy 5th Lola Mk 4A-Climax non championchip race
. BTCC . Sunbeam Talbot Ltd .
. Austrian GP dnf Lola Mk 4A-Climax non championchip race
. 200 Miles, Aintree 6th Lola Mk 4A-Climax non championchip race
. Solitude GP dnf Lola Mk 4A-Climax non championchip race
. Tasman Series nc Lola T4 Reg Parnell Racing
. BRDC International Trophy dnf Lola Mk 4A-Climax non championchip race
1962-63 New Zealand winter series . Maserati 250F .