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David Charles Purley, GM (26 January 1945 – 2 July 1985) was a British Formula One racing driver, born in Bognor Regis, West Sussex, who participated in 11 Grands Prix, debuting at Monaco in 1973.

Purley is known for being heroic during the 1973 Dutch Grand Prix, as he stopped his car and tried to save his countryman Roger Williamson, who was unable to saved after his car had a massive crash and set on fire, eventually killing him. For his attempted heroism, Purley was given the George Medal.

After his racing career ended, Purley went in to professional aerobatics. But he was killed when his specially modified biplane crashed into the English Channel, offshore from his home town.

Formula One Statistical OverviewEdit

Formula One RecordEdit

Year Entrant Team Points WDC Pos. Report
1973 United Kingdom LEC Refrigeration Racing March-Ford Cosworth 0 NC Report
1974 United Kingdom Token Racing Token-Ford Cosworth 0 NC Report
1977 United Kingdom LEC Refrigeration Racing LEC-Ford Cosworth 0 NC Report

Career ResultsEdit

Complete Formula One results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Pts Pos
1973 Flag of Argentina Flag of Brazil Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 Flag of Spain 1945 1977 Flag of Belgium Flag of Monaco Flag of Sweden Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of the Netherlands Flag of Germany Flag of Austria Flag of Italy Flag of Canada Flag of the United States 0 NC
Ret DNS Ret 15th 9th
1974 Flag of Argentina Flag of Brazil Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 Flag of Spain 1945 1977 Flag of Belgium Flag of Monaco Flag of Sweden Flag of the Netherlands Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Austria Flag of Italy Flag of Canada Flag of the United States 0 NC
DNQ
1977 Flag of Argentina Flag of Brazil Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 Flag of the United States Flag of Spain 1977 1981 Flag of Monaco Flag of Belgium Flag of Sweden Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Austria Flag of the Netherlands Flag of Italy Flag of the United States Flag of Canada Flag of Japan 0 NC
DNQ 13th 14th Ret DNPQ


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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