Don Beauman

Donald "Don" Beauman ( born July 26, 1928 in Farnborough, † July 9, 1955 in Rathenew ) was a British racing driver.

Don Beauman was in the 1950s, a popular size in the national British motorsport scene. He began in 1950 on a Cooper 500, and drove the entire 1953 season on a pre-war Riley TT, in a team with his friend Mike Hawthorn, the British sports car championship. Funded by Sir Jeremy Boles, drove Don Beauman 1954 on a Connaught Formula 2 in the British Formula 2 Championship. He won two races at Brands Hatch and Oulton Park and in the same year class winner on an Aston Martin, the sports car race in Zandvoort.

In the same year he drove his only Formula 1 Grand Prix. He started on July 17, 1954, a Connaught Type A- Lea - Francis from position 17 in the Grand Prix of Great Britain at Silverstone, and finished the race in eleventh place. 1955 drove Beauman for the Jaguar factory team at Le Mans and peaked at the Clover Trophy at Goodwood again for Jaguar, Rank 3 Don Beauman had the talent for a career as a Grand Prix driver, but crashed in the Leinster Trophy in 1955 fatal.

Le Mans results