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Connaught
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Full name United Kingdom Connaught Engineering
Base United Kingdom Send, Surrey, United Kingdom
Founder(s) United Kingdom Rodney Clarke
United Kingdom Mike Oliver
Noted staff United Kingdom Kenneth McAlpine
Noted drivers United Kingdom Stuart Lewis-Evans
United Kingdom Bernie Ecclestone
United Kingdom Stirling Moss
Formula One World Championship career
Debut 1952 British Grand Prix
Races competed 18
Constructors' Championships 0
Drivers' Championships 0
Race victories 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
Final race 1959 United States Grand Prix

Connaught Engineering, often referred to simply as Connaught, was a Formula One and sports car constructor from Britain. Their cars participated in 18 Grands Prix, entering a total of 52 races with their A, B, and C Type Grand Prix Cars. They achieved 1 podium and scored 17 championship points. The name Connaught is a pun on Continental Autos, the garage in Send, Surrey, which specialised in sales and repair of European sports cars such as Bugatti, and where the cars were built.

Sports cars

In addition they built a small number of road going sports cars developed on the Lea Francis Sports Chassis, which achieved considerable competition success. These were of types L2 and L3, and three examples of the stark Cycle Winged L3/SR Sports Racer. Two sports cars, based on the A Type Formula 2 cars, the ALSRs were also built for competition work. In 1962, Jack Fairman attempted to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 in a Connaught race car, but failed to find the necessary speed to make the field.

In 2004, the Connaught name was revived by Connaught Motor Company for their Type D Syracuse and Type D-H hybrid supercars.


Complete Formula One World Championship results

(key)

Year Chassis Engine Driver Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 WCC Points
1952 SUI 500 BEL FRA GBR GER NED ITA -* -*
Connaught Type A Lea-Francis Straight-4 Eric Thompson Connaught Engineering 5
Kenneth McAlpine 16
Ken Downing 9 Ret
Stirling Moss Ret
Dennis Poore 4
Connaught Racing Syndicate 12
1953 ARG 500 NED BEL FRA GBR GER SUI ITA -* -*
Connaught Type A Lea-Francis Straight-4 Kenneth McAlpine Connaught Engineering Ret Ret 13 NC
Stirling Moss 9
Roy Salvadori Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret
Jack Fairman NC
Johnny Claes Ecurie Belge Ret 12 Ret Ret
André Pilette NC
Ian Stewart Ecurie Ecosse Ret
Tony Rolt Rob Walker Racing Team Ret
1954 ARG 500 BEL FRA GBR GER SUI ITA ESP -* -*
Connaught Type A Lea-Francis Straight-4 Leslie Marr Leslie Marr 13
Bill Whitehouse Bill Whitehouse Ret
Don Beauman Sir Jeremy Boles 11
Leslie Thorne Ecurie Ecosse 14
John Riseley-Prichard Rob Walker Racing Team Ret
1955 ARG MON 500 BEL NED GBR ITA -* -*
Connaught Type B Alta Straight-4 Kenneth McAlpine Connaught Engineering Ret
Jack Fairman DNS
Leslie Marr Leslie Marr Ret
Tony Rolt Rob Walker Racing Team Ret±
Peter Walker Ret±
1956 ARG MON 500 BEL FRA GBR GER ITA -* -*
Connaught Type B Alta Straight-4 Archie Scott Brown Connaught Engineering Ret
Desmond Titterington Ret
Jack Fairman 4 5
Ron Flockhart 3
Les Leston Ret
Piero Scotti Piero Scotti Ret
1957 ARG MON 500 FRA GBR GER PSC ITA -* -*
Connaught Type B Alta Straight-4 Stuart Lewis-Evans Connaught Engineering 4
Ivor Bueb Ret
1958 ARG MON NED 500 BEL FRA GBR GER POR ITA MOR 7th 0
Connaught Type B Alta Straight-4 Ivor Bueb Bernie Ecclestone Ret
Bruce Kessler DNQ
Paul Emery DNQ DNQ
Jack Fairman Ret
1959 MON 500 NED FRA GBR GER POR ITA USA 9th 0
Connaught Type C Alta Straight-4 Bob Said Connaught Cars / Paul Emery Ret

*Constructors points not awarded until 1958
± = Indicates a shared drive

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