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Jonkheer Karel Pieter Antoni Jan Hubertus (Carel) Godin de Beaufort (born April 10, 1934 in Maarsbergen, Netherlands - died August 2, 1964 in Cologne, Germany) was a Dutch racing driver. He became the first Dutchman to ever score points in the Formula One World Championship.

He was killed in an practice session for the 1964 German Grand Prix.

Formula One CareerEdit

Before Formula OneEdit

Before his Formula One career, de Beaufort was a driver in the Formula Two series, until he left the sport in 1959 to pursue his Formula One career.

1957Edit

Carel Godin de Beaufort's Ecurie Maarsbergen badge

Carel Godin de Beaufort's Ecurie Maarsbergen badge which was mounted on his Porsche

De Beaufort made his Formula One debut under the name Ecurie Maarsbergen, in the Formula One and Formula Two 1957 German Grand Prix. He raced his Porsche Formula Two car, placing 14th position. He would not race another Formula One event for this season.

1958Edit

He returned to the world of Formula One in the 1958 season when he entered his Formula One Porsche in his home Grand Prix. He manged to finish 11th position.

He again entered into the 1958 German Grand Prix, racing his Porsche Formula Two car. He was unable to complete the race after an he suffered and engine failure on the third lap of the race.

1959Edit

Again, De Beaufort privately entered himself into his home Grand Prix, with his Formula One Porsche. He managed to place 10th position.

The following race, he was offered a drive with Scuderia Ugolini for the 1959 French Grand Prix. He managed to place his Maserati in 9th place, however he was not offered a position on the team.

1960Edit

De Beaufort was able to enter into his home Grand Prix, but with a Formula One Cooper-Climax instead of his Porsche. He finished in 8th place.

1961Edit

In 1961, he had found the funds to enter in more events. He began the season with his F1 Porsche in the 1961 Dutch Grand Prix, placing 14th.

He then entered into the 1961 Belgian Grand Prix, finishing in 11th place. He entered into the 1961 French Grand Prix, but was unable to complete the event when his car began to overheat and was forced to retire to the pits.

Although he raced in six events that season, he was still unable to gain a point.

1962Edit

For the 1962 season, he planned to enter all of the events that year, with his Porsche. He got the highest finish of his career in the 1962 Dutch Grand Prix, placing 6th position.

He entered the 1962 Monaco Grand Prix, but did not qualify for the event.

He then gained another 6th position in the 1962 French Grand Prix, adding to his points and allowing him to finish the season with two championship points.

1963Edit

For the 1963 season, he sat out the 1963 Monaco Grand Prix, due to his failure to qualify for the event in the previous season. He participated in the rest of the events in the season, with the exception of the 1963 French Grand Prix.

He walked away from the season with another two points.

1964Edit

In 1964, de Beaufort entered his Porsche in the 1964 Dutch Grand Prix, but retired because of an engine failure on the 8th lap of the race. This failure forced him to sit out the following 3 races.

He returned for the 1964 German Grand Prix, but was unable to start the race after his fatal practice accident.

DeathEdit

De Beaufort was killed during a practice session for the 1964 German Grand Prix. The car veered off of the track in the Bergwerk corner. He was ejected from the car and suffered serious head, chest and leg injuries.

He was taken to a local hospital, but later transferred to a neurological specialist hospital in Cologne, Germany. He died of his injuries three days after the accident.

Formula One Statistical OverviewEdit

Formula One RecordEdit

Year Entrant Team WDC Points WDC Pos. Report
1957 Ecurie Maarsbergen Porsche 0 NC Report
1958 Ecurie Maarsbergen Porsche 0 NC Report
1959 Ecurie Maarsbergen Porsche 0 NC Report
Scuderia Ugolini Maserati
1960 Ecurie Maarsbergen Cooper-Climax 0 NC Report
1961 Ecurie Maarsbergen Porsche 0 NC Report
1962 Ecurie Maarsbergen Porsche 2 16th Report
1963 Ecurie Maarsbergen Porsche 2 14th Report
1964 Ecurie Maarsbergen Porsche 0 NC Report

Career StatisticsEdit

Entries 32
Starts 28
Pole Positions 0
Front Row Starts 0
Race Wins 0
Podiums 0
Fastest laps 0
Points 4
Laps Raced 1328
Distance Raced 7970 km
Races Led 0
Laps Led 0
Distance Led 0 km
Doubles 0
Hat-Tricks 0

Career ResultsEdit

Complete Formula One results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Pts Pos
1957 Flag of Argentina Flag of Monaco 48-star U S flag Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Abruzzo bandiera Flag of Italy 0 NC
14th
1958 Flag of Argentina Flag of Monaco Flag of the Netherlands 48-star U S flag Flag of Belgium Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Portugal Flag of Italy Flag of Morocco 0 NC
11th Ret
1959 Flag of Monaco 48-star U S flag Flag of the Netherlands Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Portugal Flag of Italy US flag 49 stars 0 NC
10th 9th
1960 Flag of Argentina Flag of Monaco US flag 49 stars Flag of the Netherlands Flag of Belgium Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Portugal Flag of Italy Flag of the United States 0 NC
8th
1961 Flag of Monaco Flag of the Netherlands Flag of Belgium Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Italy Flag of the United States 0 NC
14th 11th Ret 16th 14th 7th
1962 Flag of the Netherlands Flag of Monaco Flag of Belgium Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Italy Flag of the United States Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 2 16th
6th DNQ 7th 6th 14th 13th 10th Ret 11th
1963 Flag of Monaco Flag of Belgium Flag of the Netherlands Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Italy Flag of the United States Flag of Mexico Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 2 14th
6th 9th 10th Ret DNQ 6th 10th 10th
1964 Flag of Monaco Flag of the Netherlands Flag of Belgium Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Austria Flag of Italy Flag of the United States Flag of Mexico 0 NC
Ret DNS


Key
Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
1stWinner Ret Retired
2ndPodium finish DSQ Disqualified
3rd DNQ Did not qualify
5thPoints finish DNPQ Did not pre-qualify
14thNon-points finish TD Test driver
NCNon-classified finish (<90% race distance) DNS Did not start
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V T E F1 drivers killed while racing
1952: Cameron Earl
1953: Chet Miller
1954: Onofre Marimón
1955: Manny Ayulo
1955: Bill Vukovich
1957: Eugenio Castellotti
1957: Keith Andrews
1958: Pat O'Connor
1958: Luigi Musso
1958: Peter Collins
1958: Stuart Lewis-Evans
1959: Jerry Unser
1959: Bob Cortner
1960: Chris Bristow
1960: Alan Stacey
1961: Giulio Cabianca
1961: Wolfgang von Trips
1964: Carel Godin de Beaufort
1966: John Taylor
1967: Lorenzo Bandini
1967: Bob Anderson
1968: Jo Schlesser
1969: Gerhard Mitter
1970: Bruce McLaren
1970: Piers Courage
1970: Jochen Rindt
1971: Ignazio Giunti
1971: Pedro Rodríguez
1971: Jo Siffert
1972: Jo Bonnier
1973: Roger Williamson
1973: François Cevert
1974: Peter Revson
1974: Helmuth Koinigg
1975: Mark Donohue
1977: Tom Pryce
1978: Ronnie Peterson
1980: Patrick Depailler
1982: Gilles Villeneuve
1982: Riccardo Paletti
1986: Elio de Angelis
1994: Roland Ratzenberger
1994: Ayrton Senna
2015: Jules Bianchi
See also: List of fatal accidents
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