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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
Race Wins
Pole Positions
Podiums
Fastest Laps
Total Points
97
0
6
11
3
83
       
Percent Wins
Percent Poles
Percent Podiums
Percent Fast.Lap
Points per 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 January 2007.
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
1995 Inducted into the New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame. . . .
1977 SCCA Can-Am Challenge . Walter Wofl Racing .
1976 Race of Champions 5th Ensign .
1975 Tasman Series 5th Talon MR1 .
. F1 GP Switzerland 9th Ensign .
. F5000 Euro . . .
. F5000 USAC-SCCA 13th Burke/McCormack Racing .
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 .
. F1 Victory Race ret Williams .
1971 Tasman Series 5th March 701 .
. 24h LeMans ret Matra-Simca MS660 .
. Questor GP 4th Matra MS120 non championchip race
. Race of Champions winner Matra non championchip race
. GEN/Daily Express BRDC International Trophy 12th . .
1970 CanAm 11th March 707 .
. Monza 1000km 4th Ferrari 512 S .
. Brands Hatch 1000km 5th Ferrari 512 S .
. F2 Euro . Malcolm Guthrie Racing 1 race
. F1 BRDC International Troph winner . Pole & FL
. F1 Race of Champions dnf March .
. USAC National . . .
. INDY500 dnq McLaren M15 .
1969 Tasman Series champion Ferrari 246 T .
. 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 Daily Express International Trophy 10th Ferrari .
1968 Tasman Series 2nd Ferrari 246 T .
. F2 . Ferrari 2 races
. Tasman Series 2nd Ferrari .
. Race Of Champions 4th Ferrari .
. BRDC Daily Express International Trophy 3rd Ferrari .
. International Gold Cup 2nd Ferrari .
. Can-Am . Ferrari 1 race
1967 CanAm 12th Ferrari 330 P4 .
. 24h Daytona winner Ferrari 330P4 Spyder .
. 24h LeMans ret Ferrari 330 P3/P4 Spyder .
. Monza 1000km winner Ferrari P4 .
. orld Sports-Prototype . Ferrari 3 races
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 .
. Spa 1000km 5th Ford GT40 .
. Movie: Grand Prix . as racing driver .
1965 24h LeMans ret Ford GT40 Mk II .
. Nurburgring 1000km 8th Ford GT40 .
. BRDC International Trophy DNF BRM .
. GP del Mediterraneo: DNF Lotus-BRM .
1964 Formula 2 15th . .
. 24h LeMans DQ AC Cobra Daytona .
. 12h Reims 17th Ferrari 250 GTO .
. Tasman Series 0p Lola T4 Reg Parnell Racing
. GP di Siracusa 5th Lotus-BRM non championchip
. Daily Mirror Trophy 5th Lotus-BRM .
. BRDC International Trophy 5th Lotus-BRM non championchip
. GP del Mediterraneo 4th Lotus-BRM non championchip
. Aimtree 200 dnf Lotus-BRM .
. F2 Trophy of France . Midland Racing .
1963 Austrian GP 4th Reg Parnell-Lola-Climax non championchip
. Glover Trophy 5th Lola-Climax .
. BTCC . Sunbeam Talbot Ltd .
1962-63 Winter series . Maserati 250F .