David Murray (racing driver)

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David Murray
Born(1909-12-28)28 December 1909
Edinburgh, Scotland
Died5 April 1973(1973-04-05) (aged 63)
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Formula One World Championship career
NationalityUnited Kingdom British
Active years19501952
TeamsNon-works Maserati, non-works Cooper
Entries5 (4 starts)
Championships0
Wins0
Podiums0
Career points0
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
First entry1950 British Grand Prix
Last entry1952 British Grand Prix

David Murray (28 December 1909, in Edinburgh – 5 April 1973, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain[1]) was a British racing driver from Scotland. He participated in five Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on 13 May 1950, and also founded the Ecurie Ecosse Scottish motor racing team, based at Merchiston Mews in Edinburgh.

Murray was a chartered accountant by profession[2] and raced an ERA and subsequently a Maserati 4CLT both domestically and in European events, before forming Ecurie Ecosse in 1952,[1] he also participated in rallies and hill-climbs.[2] After one World Championship event, for Ecosse, Murray retired as a driver to concentrate on running the team.[2][1] Ecurie Ecosse won the Le Mans 24 hour race in both 1956 and 1957 each time with a Jaguar D-Type.[3][2]

Murray moved abroad and was killed in a road accident in the Canary Isles on 5 April 1973.[1]

Racing record[edit]

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1937 United Kingdom David Murray United Kingdom Pat Fairfield BMW 328 2.0 8 DNF DNF
Source:[4]

Complete Formula One World Championship results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 WDC Pts
1950 Scuderia Ambrosiana Maserati 4CLT/48 Maserati 4CLT 1.5 L4s GBR
Ret
MON 500 SUI BEL FRA ITA
Ret
NC 0
1951 Scuderia Ambrosiana Maserati 4CLT/48 Maserati 4CLT 1.5 L4s SUI 500 BEL FRA GBR
Ret
GER
DNS
ITA ESP NC 0
1952 Ecurie Ecosse Cooper T20 Bristol BS1 2.0 L6 SUI 500 BEL FRA GBR
Ret
GER NED ITA NC 0
Source:[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Jenkins, Richard. "The World Championship drivers – Where are they now?". OldRacingCars.com. Retrieved 29 July 2007.
  2. ^ a b c d Small, Steve (1994). The Guinness Complete Grand Prix Who's Who. Guinness. p. 263. ISBN 0851127029.
  3. ^ "Scottish win in Le Mans Grand Prix. Sanderson and Flockhart Defeat Moss and Collins". The Glasgow Herald. 30 July 1956. p. 5. Retrieved 11 October 2017.
  4. ^ "All Results of David Murray". RacingSportsCars. Retrieved 3 September 2018.
  5. ^ "David Murray – Involvement". StatsF1. Retrieved 3 September 2018.

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