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Lance Macklin
Nationality United Kingdom British
Formula One World Championship career
Active years 1952 - 1955
Teams HWM,
privateer Maserati
Races 15 (13 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First race 1952 Swiss Grand Prix
Last race 1955 British Grand Prix

Lance Macklin (2 September 1919, London – 29 August 2002, Tenterden, Kent) was a British racing driver from England. He participated in 15 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on 18 May 1952.

Lance Macklin was the son of British automotive entrepreneur Noel Macklin, founder of both the Invicta and Railton car companies, as well as Fairmile Marine, a manufacturer of motor gun and torpedo boats during World War II.

During his Formula One career, Macklin scored no championship points, principally due to his uncompetitive HWM cars. His best career result came when he won the non-Championship BRDC International Trophy, at Silverstone in 1952.

In the 1955 24 Hours of Le Mans he was caught up in the accident which killed Pierre Levegh and 80 spectators when he made a defensive move to avoid hitting Mike Hawthorn, and Levegh's car clipped his. Although Macklin's car crashed, he was uninjured. Following a later incident in the Tourist Trophy at Dundrod, in which Macklin crashed his Austin-Healey 100S avoiding an accident in which Jim Mayers and William T Smith were killed, Macklin retired from motor sport.

Complete Formula One World Championship results

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 WDC Points
1952 HW Motors Ltd HWM Alta Straight-4 SUI
Ret
500
BEL
11
FRA
9
GBR
15
GER
NED
8
ITA
DNQ
NC 0
1953 HW Motors Ltd HWM Alta Straight-4 ARG
500
NED
Ret
BEL
Ret
FRA
Ret
GBR
Ret
GER
SUI
Ret
ITA
Ret
NC 0
1954 HW Motors Ltd HWM Alta Straight-4 ARG
500
BEL
FRA
Ret
GBR
GER
SUI
ITA
ESP
NC 0
1955 Stirling Moss Ltd Maserati 250F Maserati Straight-6 ARG
MON
DNQ
500
BEL
NED
GBR
8
ITA
NC 0

References

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Reg Parnell
BRDC International Trophy winner
1952
Succeeded by
Mike Hawthorn
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