Tom Pryce F1 stats & info

Tom Pryce info & stats
Name Tom Pryce
Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Place of Birth Ruthin
Date of Birth Jun 11th 1949
Date of Death Mar 5th 1977 - 27 years old
Season Entries 4
Car Number 16
First Race 1974 Belgian F1 GP
Last Race 1977 South African F1 GP
First Pole 1975 British F1 GP
Last Pole 1975 British F1 GP
Best Result 3rd - (2 times)

Tom Pryce F1 Stats

Grand Prix Entries 42
Grand Prix Starts 42
Total Points 19.00
Avg. Points per GP 0.45
Grand Prix Wins 0
Pole Positions 1 (2,4%)
Front Row Starts 2 (4,8%)
Avg. GP Grid 11.6
GP Podiums 2 (4,8%)
GP Fastest Laps 0
GP Points Finish 9 (21,4%)
Avg. GP Position 7.1
GP Retirements 21 (50,0%)
GP DNF's 17 (40,5%)
Total GP Laps 1.919



Biography

 

Tom Pryce Biography


Tom Pryce was a Welsh Formula One driver who competed in the 1970s. Born on June 11, 1949, in Ruthin, Denbighshire, Pryce started his racing career in the late 1960s, competing in various Formula Ford and Formula Three events. He quickly gained recognition for his speed and talent, and in 1974, he made his Formula One debut with the Token Racing team.

After a difficult start with Token Racing, Pryce moved to Shadow Racing in 1975 and enjoyed a breakthrough season, finishing on the podium twice and earning his first pole position at the Austrian Grand Prix. He continued to impress in the following seasons, earning another pole position in 1976 and scoring his first and only Grand Prix win at the 1975 Race of Champions at Brands Hatch.

Pryce's career was tragically cut short in 1977 when he was killed during the South African Grand Prix at Kyalami. During the race, a track marshal ran onto the circuit to extinguish a fire on another car, not noticing Pryce's approaching car at full speed. Pryce was unable to avoid the marshal and collided with him, resulting in both men's deaths.

Despite his short career, Pryce is still remembered as one of the most talented drivers of his era. He had a natural ability to drive fast and was known for his fearless and aggressive style on the track. Pryce's legacy lives on in the form of the Tom Pryce Memorial Trophy, which is awarded annually to the most successful Welsh racing driver.

Seasons

 

Tom Pryce Final Championship Results

1974197519761977
20th10th12th37th

 

Tom Pryce F1 Seasons Summary

Year Team Engine GP 1st 2nd 3rd Pod Pole Laps FL Avg Pts Points
1977 United Kingdom Shadow Ford 3 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 0.00 0
1976 United Kingdom Shadow Ford 16 0 0 1 1 0 893 0 0.63 10
1975 United Kingdom Shadow Ford 14 0 0 1 1 1 587 0 0.57 8
1974 United Kingdom Shadow
United Kingdom Token
Ford
Ford
9 0 0 0 0 0 339 0 0.11 1

Races

 

Tom Pryce F1 GP Race Classifications

3rd2 Times
4th3 Times
6th4 Times
7th2 Times
8th5 Times
9th2 Times
10th2 Times
11th1 Time
12th1 Time
DNF17 Times
NC3 Times

 

Tom Pryce F1 GP Race Results

Year Race No Team Engine Grid Pos Retired Pts
42 1977 1977 South African F1 GP 16 Shadow Ford 15 DNF Fatal Accident 0
41 1977 1977 Brazilian F1 GP 16 Shadow Ford 5 DNF Engine 0
40 1977 1977 Argentine F1 GP 16 Shadow Ford 9 NC Not classified 0
39 1976 1976 Japanese F1 GP 16 Shadow Ford 14 DNF Energy 0
38 1976 1976 USA F1 GP 16 Shadow Ford 9 DNF Engine 0
37 1976 1976 Canadian F1 GP 16 Shadow Ford 13 11 0
36 1976 1976 Italian F1 GP 16 Shadow Ford 15 8 0
35 1976 1976 Dutch F1 GP 16 Shadow Ford 3 4 3
34 1976 1976 Austrian F1 GP 16 Shadow Ford 6 DNF Brakes 0
33 1976 1976 German F1 GP 16 Shadow Ford 18 8 0
32 1976 1976 British F1 GP 16 Shadow Ford 20 4 3
31 1976 1976 French F1 GP 16 Shadow Ford 16 8 0
30 1976 1976 Swedish F1 GP 16 Shadow Ford 12 9 0
29 1976 1976 Monaco F1 GP 16 Shadow Ford 15 7 0
28 1976 1976 Belgian F1 GP 16 Shadow Ford 13 10 0
27 1976 1976 Spanish F1 GP 16 Shadow Ford 22 8 0
26 1976 1976 USA West F1 GP 16 Shadow Ford 5 DNF Halfshaft 0
25 1976 1976 South African F1 GP 16 Shadow Ford 7 7 0
24 1976 1976 Brazilian F1 GP 16 Shadow Ford 12 3 4
23 1975 1975 USA F1 GP 16 Shadow Ford 7 NC Not Classified 0
22 1975 1975 Italian F1 GP 16 Shadow Ford 14 6 1
21 1975 1975 Austrian F1 GP 16 Shadow Ford 15 3 2
20 1975 1975 German F1 GP 16 Shadow Ford 16 4 3
19 1975 1975 British F1 GP 16 Shadow Ford 1 DNF Accident 0
18 1975 1975 French F1 GP 16 Shadow Ford 6 DNF Transmission 0
17 1975 1975 Dutch F1 GP 16 Shadow Ford 12 6 1
16 1975 1975 Swedish F1 GP 16 Shadow Ford 7 DNF Spun off 0
15 1975 1975 Belgian F1 GP 16 Shadow Ford 5 6 1
14 1975 1975 Monaco F1 GP 16 Shadow Ford 2 DNF Accident 0
13 1975 1975 Spanish F1 GP 16 Shadow Ford 8 DNF Accident 0
12 1975 1975 South African F1 GP 16 Shadow Ford 19 9 0
11 1975 1975 Brazilian F1 GP 16 Shadow Ford 14 DNF Accident 0
10 1975 1975 Argentine F1 GP 16 Shadow Ford 14 12 Transmission 0
9 1974 1974 USA F1 GP 16 Shadow Ford 18 NC Not Classified 0
8 1974 1974 Canadian F1 GP 16 Shadow Ford 13 DNF Engine 0
7 1974 1974 Italian F1 GP 16 Shadow Ford 22 10 0
6 1974 1974 Austrian F1 GP 16 Shadow Ford 16 DNF Spun Off 0
5 1974 1974 German F1 GP 16 Shadow Ford 11 6 1
4 1974 1974 British F1 GP 16 Shadow Ford 5 8 0
3 1974 1974 French F1 GP 16 Shadow Ford 3 DNF Collision 0
2 1974 1974 Dutch F1 GP 16 Shadow Ford 11 DNF Collision 0
1 1974 1974 Belgian F1 GP 42 Token Ford 20 DNF Collision 0

Podiums

 

Tom Pryce F1 Podium Finishes

Year Race No Team Engine Grid Pos Retired Pts
2 1976 1976 Brazilian F1 GP 16 Shadow Ford 12 3 4
1 1975 1975 Austrian F1 GP 16 Shadow Ford 15 3 2

Poles

 

Tom Pryce F1 Pole Positions

Year Race No Team Engine Grid Pos Retired Pts
1 1975 1975 British F1 GP 16 Shadow Ford 1 DNF Accident 0

Comparison

 

Tom Pryce Teammate Comparison

YearTeamTeam MateBest PosPointsWinsPolesPosQuali
1974ShadowJean-Pierre Jarier681000004444
1975ShadowJean-Pierre Jarier3481.50012104410
1976ShadowJean-Pierre Jarier371000000115124
Mike Wilds4293000001010
1977ShadowRenzo Zorzi960100002130

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