Larry Perkins

Larry Perkins ( born March 18, 1950 in Murrayville ) is an Australian former racing driver.

Larry Perkins came, inspired by his compatriot Tim giving, to Europe. His reference were successes in the Australian Formula Vee, Formula Ford and Formula 3 series.

In Europe, in 1972 he was fifth in the Formula Ford Festival and moved in 1973 Formula 3 Championship. In 1974 he was involved in the Formula 1 project of Chris Amon. The Chris Amon Racing team gave him a works car for the Grand Prix of Germany at the Nürburgring. But Perkins crashed during training and the massively damaged Amon AF101 could not be repaired for the race. However, Perkins was in training so slow that a qualification would have been excluded.

1975 Perkins started back in the European Formula 3 and was on a Ralt their masters. In 1976 he was still at a Formula 1 involvement when he signed for Boro, and Spain had its debut at the highest single-seater series. After six races with the inferior Boro race car came the opportunity to really take in the series walk, as he replaced the Ferrari migrated to Carlos Reutemann at Brabham. But Perkins could not take the chance and found in 1977 in the BRM team of Louis Stanley again. The BRM P207 he had no opportunity to show his talent, and left the team after two races again.

After a final unsuccessful attempt at Surtees Perkins went back to Australia and took the overall victory in 1979 in the domestic Formula 5000 Championship.

At the end of his career he founded a touring car team, with vehicles from Holden is launched as before. Perkins acting as team leader and can bring great experience, but he won six times the endurance races from Bathurst.

Le Mans results

Literature and sources

  • Rainer W. Schlegelmilch: Portraits of the 60s Formula I. Könemann, Cologne 1994, ISBN 3-89508-047-0.
  • Steve Small: Grand Prix Who's Who. 3rd Edition. Travel Publishing, Reading 2000, ISBN 1-902007-46-8.

1975: Larry Perkins | 1976: Riccardo Patrese | 1977 Piercarlo Ghinzani | 1978: Jan Lammers | 1979: Alain Prost | 1980: Michele Alboreto | 1981 Mauro Baldi | 1982: Oscar Larrauri | 1983: Pierluigi Martini | 1984: Ivan Capelli | 2012: Daniel Juncadella | 2013: Raffaele Marciello

  • Formula 1 racing driver (Australia)
  • Born in 1950
  • Man
  • Drivers in the 24 Hours of Le Mans
  • World Sports Car Championship racer
  • Australian