Doug Whiteford

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The Ford V8 Special in which Whiteford won the 1950 Australian Grand Prix. The car is pictured in 2014.
Whiteford won the 1952 Australian Grand Prix driving a Talbot-Lago T26C

Doug Whiteford was an Australian racing driver.

Whiteford raced from the mid 1930s through to 1975 with a short period of inactivity during the 1960s,[1] he was best known as a competitor in the Australian Grand Prix which he won three times in four years. He raced a Talbot-Lago T26 Formula One car which he used to win his second and third Grands Prix, his third win was at the first Albert Park street circuit which today hosts the modern Australian Grand Prix. Whiteford first contested the Australian Grand Prix in 1948 [2] and continued to compete in the race regularly up to 1961 with a final appearance in the 1964 event.[3] Whiteford also raced touring cars well into the 1970s;[4] as a regular member of the Datsun Racing Team he was a fixture in small capacity Datsuns, usually as partner to John Roxburgh.

Doug Whiteford died on 15 January 1979.[1]

Career results[edit]

Season Series / race Position Car Entrant
1950 New South Wales 100 1st Ford V8 Special
1955 Argus Trophy 1st Talbot-Lago
1955 Moomba TT 1st Triumph TR2
1956 Moomba TT 5th Triumph TR2
1957 Australian Drivers' Championship 11th Maserati 300S
1957 Victorian Tourist Trophy 1st Maserati 300S D Whiteford
1958 Australian Drivers' Championship 5th Maserati 300S
1958 Victorian Tourist Trophy 1st Maserati 300S D Whiteford
1959 Australian Drivers' Championship 6th Maserati 300S
1960 Australian Drivers' Championship 13th Cooper T51 Climax
1960 Australian Tourist Trophy 2nd Maserati 300S

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ray Bell, Vale - Doug Whiteford, Racing Car News, February 1979, page 11
  2. ^ The official 50 race history of the Australian Grand Prix, R&T Publishing, 1986, page 135
  3. ^ The official 50-race history of the Australian Grand Prix
  4. ^ Bill Tuckey, Australia's Greatest Motor Race, 1981


Sporting positions
Preceded by
John Crouch
Winner of the Australian Grand Prix
1950
Succeeded by
Warwick Pratley
Preceded by
Warwick Pratley
Winner of the Australian Grand Prix
1952 & 1953
Succeeded by
Lex Davison