LDS (automobile)

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LDS as a Formula One constructor
LDS (car logo).png
BaseSouth Africa
Founder(s)Doug Serrurier
Formula One World Championship career
EnginesAlfa Romeo L4, Climax L4, Repco V8
EntrantsLDS
Sam Tingle
Team Gunston
Jackie Pretorius
First entry1962 South African Grand Prix
Last entry1968 South African Grand Prix
Races entered5
Race victories0
Constructors' Championships0
Drivers'
Championships
0
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0

LDS is the name given to various single seater racing specials built for the South African Formula One Championship. The "specials" were built by Louis Douglas Serrurier, hence the name; the Mark 1 and Mark 2 models were based on Cooper designs, whilst the Mark 3 was based on the Brabham BT11. Mark 1 and Mark 2 models (1962–1965) used Alfa Romeo 1.5-litre straight-4 engines.

A total of eight LDS cars participated in five World Championship Grands Prix, they did not score any World Championship points.

Ian Ashley racing an LDS-Alfa Romeo

Complete Formula One World Championship results[edit]

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position) (results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine Tyres Driver 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Points WCC
1962 Otelle Nucci LDS Mk2 Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1.5 L4 D NED MON BEL FRA GBR GER ITA USA RSA 0 NC
South Africa Doug Serrurier Ret
1963 Otelle Nucci LDS Mk2 Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1.5 L4 D MON BEL NED FRA GBR GER ITA USA MEX RSA 0 NC
South Africa Doug Serrurier 11
Sam Tingle LDS Mk1 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Sam Tingle Ret
1965 Otelle Nucci LDS Mk2 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 RSA MON BEL FRA GBR NED GER ITA USA MEX 0 NC
South Africa Doug Serrurier DNQ
Sam Tingle LDS Mk1 Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1.5 L4 Rhodesia Sam Tingle 13 0 NC
Jackie Pretorius South Africa Jackie Pretorius DNPQ
1967 Sam Tingle LDS Mk3B Climax FPF 2.8 L4 RSA MON NED BEL FRA GBR GER CAN ITA USA MEX 0 NC
Rhodesia Sam Tingle Ret
1968 Team Gunston LDS Mk3B Repco 620 3.0 V8 RSA ESP MON BEL NED FRA GBR GER ITA CAN USA MEX 0 NC
Rhodesia Sam Tingle Ret

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