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Tom Pryce British Tom  Pryce
Born 11 Jun 1949 Ruthin
Died 05 Mar 1977 Kyalami
F1 Debut1974, Belgium
Seasons1974-1977
This gentle, reticent son of a Welsh policeman won a Lola FF1600 car in 1970 through a competition in the Daily Express newspaper. An accomplished F3 contender, he moved into F1 with the Token F1 special during 1974, financed by shipbroker Tony Vlassopulo and Lloyds underwriter Ken Grob. The Monaco GP organisers declined his entry on the basis of Tom's inexperience, so he switched to the F3 supporting race and walked away with that instead. Promoted to F1 in 1974 following Brian Redman's withdrawal from the Shadow team, he showed considerable speed and flair from the outset.

He won the non title Brands Hatch Race of Champions and started the British GP from pole position in 1975. His best placings were a third in the 1975 Austrian and 1976 Brazilian Grand Prix. He was killed Kyalami when he collidede with a marshal who was crossing track with a fire extinguisher. The marshal was killed but not before his extinguisher went through Pryce's visor, probably killing him instantly. The car hurtled on and ploughed into a barrier.

Yet another life had been offered up to the gods of racing.

F1 Championship Race Results

1974
Circuit Pos Entrant Car Grid FL
Nivelles ret Token Racing Token RJ02 20
Zandvoort ret UOP Shadow Racing Team Shadow DN3 11
Dijon-Prenois ret UOP Shadow Racing Team Shadow DN3 03
Brands Hatch 08 UOP Shadow Racing Team Shadow DN3 05
Nürburgring 06 UOP Shadow Racing Team Shadow DN3 11
Osterreichring ret UOP Shadow Racing Team Shadow DN3 16
Monza 10 UOP Shadow Racing Team Shadow DN3 22
Mosport Park ret UOP Shadow Racing Team Shadow DN3 13
Watkins Glen nc UOP Shadow Racing Team Shadow DN3 18
1975
Circuit Pos Entrant Car Grid FL
Buenos Aires 12 UOP Shadow Racing Team Shadow DN3B 14
Interlagos ret UOP Shadow Racing Team Shadow DN3B 14
Kyalami 09 UOP Shadow Racing Team Shadow DN5 19
Montjuich Park ret UOP Shadow Racing Team Shadow DN5 08
Monte Carlo ret UOP Shadow Racing Team Shadow DN5 02
Zolder 06 UOP Shadow Racing Team Shadow DN5 05
Anderstorp ret UOP Shadow Racing Team Shadow DN5 07
Zandvoort 06 UOP Shadow Racing Team Shadow DN5 12
Paul Ricard ret UOP Shadow Racing Team Shadow DN5 06
Silverstone ret UOP Shadow Racing Team Shadow DN5 Pole
Nürburgring 04 UOP Shadow Racing Team Shadow DN5 16
Osterreichring 03 UOP Shadow Racing Team Shadow DN5 15
Monza 06 UOP Shadow Racing Team Shadow DN5 14
Watkins Glen nc UOP Shadow Racing Team Shadow DN5 07
1976
Circuit Pos Entrant Car Grid FL
Interlagos 03 Shadow Racing Team Shadow DN5 12
Kyalami 07 Shadow Racing Team Shadow DN5 07
Long Beach ret Shadow Racing Team Shadow DN5 05
Jarama 08 Shadow Racing Team Shadow DN5 22
Zolder 10 Shadow Racing Team Shadow DN5 13
Monte Carlo 07 Shadow Racing Team Shadow DN5 15
Anderstorp 09 Shadow Racing Team Shadow DN5 12
Paul Ricard 08 Shadow Racing Team Shadow DN5 16
Brands Hatch 04 Shadow Racing Team Shadow DN5 20
Nürburgring 08 Shadow Racing Team Shadow DN5 18
Osterreichring ret Shadow Racing Team Shadow DN5 06
Zandvoort 04 Shadow Racing Team Shadow DN5 03
Monza 08 Shadow Racing Team Shadow DN8 15
Mosport Park 11 Shadow Racing Team Shadow DN8 13
Watkins Glen ret Shadow Racing Team Shadow DN8 09
Fuji ret Shadow Racing Team Shadow DN8 14
1977
Circuit Pos Entrant Car Grid FL
Buenos Aires nc Shadow Racing Team Shadow DN8 09
Interlagos ret Shadow Racing Team Shadow DN8 12
Kyalami ret Shadow Racing Team Shadow DN8 15

F1 Statistics

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Entries42
Starts42 100.00%
Races Led 1 2.38%
Laps in Lead 2 (6 miles)
Laps Raced 1,918 (6,058 miles)

Pole Positions 1 2.38%
Front Row Starts2 4.76%
3rd 2
Podiums2 4.76%
4th 3
6th 4
Top Six 9 21.43%

Other Places16 38.10%
Retirements17 40.48%
Points 19.0 0.45 pts per race
all % figures are based on total number of entries