Brian Redman
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Brian Redman

Brian Redman
Brian Redman 1969 kl.JPG
Redman in 1969
Born (1937-03-09) 9 March 1937 (age 85)
Formula One World Championship career
NationalityUnited Kingdom British
Active years1968, 1970-1974
TeamsCooper, Williams, Surtees, McLaren, BRM, Shadow
Entries15 (12 starts)
Career points8
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
First entry1968 South African Grand Prix
Last entry1974 Monaco Grand Prix

Brian Herman Thomas Redman[1] (born 9 March 1937 in Burnley, Lancashire and educated at Rossall School, Fleetwood, Lancashire),[2] is a retired British racing driver.

Racing for Carl Haas and Jim Hall's Chaparral Cars, Brian Redman won the 1974, '75 and '76 SCCA Formula 5000 series and has raced in nearly every category of racing, including Formula One. The Englishman began racing in 1959 and collected his first of four Manufacturers Championships in 1968, driving a Ford GT40 with Belgian Jacky Ickx for John Wyer Automotive Engineering. Redman also won the 1970/71 South African Springbok series and the IMSA Camel GTP Championship in 1981 driving a Lola T600. Brian is considered to be one of the greatest endurance racers in the history of the sport. In addition to his four victories at Spa-Francorchamps, Brian has overall wins in the 1970 Targa Florio, the Watkins Glen 6 Hours, the 12 Hours of Sebring twice, the Nurburgring 1000 Ks twice, Brands Hatch 6 Hours twice, Osterrechring 1000 Ks twice, Monza 1000 Ks twice, Kyalami 9 Hours twice, has been a two-time winner at the 24 Hours of Daytona and holds two class victories at Le Mans.

He is currently a regular at the Monterey Historic Automobile Races at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.


Redman raced F1 for McLaren, Shadow, Cooper, Williams

Redman driving a Ferrari 312PB at the Nürburgring in 1972
Redman driving an Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 TT 12 at the Nürburgring in 1974

He participated in 15 World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on 1 January 1968. He achieved one podium in the 1968 Spanish Grand Prix, finishing third in a Cooper-BRM behind Graham Hill in a Lotus-Ford and Denny Hulme in a McLaren-Ford. He then had an accident at the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps, crashing his Cooper-BRM when the suspension broke at the Les Coombes corner; he survived with a badly broken arm. He scored a total of 8 championship points in his career, with two 5th places in 1972, at the Monaco Grand Prix and the German Grand Prix driving a Yardley McLaren.

He achieved spectacular success in sports-car racing, particularly in 1968 as a John Wyer Gulf driver, in 1969 and 1970 as a Porsche works driver and in 1972 with the Ferrari 312 PB; Winning at Spa Francorchamps 1000 Ks 5 times, the Nurburgring 1000 Ks 3 times, Daytona 24 Hours 2 times, Sebring twice, Watkins Glen 6 Hours, Osterreichring twice, Monza 1000 Ks twice, the Targa Florio, Brands Hatch 6 Hours twice etc.

Redman driving at the 1972 French Grand Prix.

In 1973 Redman started racing in the USA full-time and won the SCCA/USAC Formula 5000 Championship three times in a row from 1974 to 1976 driving a Jim Hall/Carl Haas Lola T330/332C against considerable opposition, including Mario Andretti and Al Unser, Jody Scheckter, Jackie Oliver, Alan Jones, David Hobbs, Brett Lunger, Sam Posey, "Vern" Schuppan et al. Redman was employed at Haas's business office in Highland Park, Illinois, where he also lived for a time.[3] At the end of 1976 the SCCA announced new rules. The F5000 single-seaters had to use full-width bodywork and the new series would be called Can-Am. On the first day of practice for the first race of the new season, at Circuit Mont-Tremblant, Canada the new car took off at 160 mph went 40 feet in the air and turned over, landing upside down. Redman suffered a broken neck (C1), fractured shoulder and sternum, plus bruising of the brain. The ambulance blew a tire on the way to hospital. Redman was declared dead. It took him 9 months to recover and he returned to racing on a spectacular note by winning the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1978 driving a Porsche 935. He continued driving for Dick Barbour Racing through 1979 and 1980. In 1981, driving the brand new Lolas T600 IMSA GTP car he won the first race at Laguna Seca and went on to win the IMSA Camel GTP championship. His last year of professional racing was at the age of 52, driving for the works Aston Martin team in the 1989 World Sports Prototype Championship. He later co-managed the Redman Bright racing team.

Redman has now taken out his 61st racing licence, lives in Florida and is active in historic racing.


  • Road America hosts The WeatherTech International Challenge with Brian Redman for vintage/historic cars, one of the largest and most prestigious vintage racing events in the US
  • Redman is inducted in the following Halls of Fame: Daytona International Hall of Fame, Sebring Hall of Fame, Talladega Hall of Fame, Motor Sport Hall of Fame (UK), Long Beach Pavement of Fame.

Racing record

Complete European Formula Two Championship results


Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pos. Pts
1967 David Bridges Brabham BT16 Ford SNE SIL NÜR
HOC TUL 9th 8
Lola T100 JAR
1968 David Bridges Lola T100 Ford HOC THR JAR PAL

Complete Formula One World Championship results


Non-Championship Formula One results


Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1967 David Bridges Lola T100 (F2) Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4 ROC SPC INT SYR OUL
1968 Cooper Car Company Cooper T86B BRM P101 3.0 V12 ROC
1971 Sid Taylor Racing McLaren M18 (F5000) Chevrolet 5.0 V8 ARG ROC QUE SPR INT
1972 Sid Taylor Racing McLaren M10B (F5000) Chevrolet 5.0 V8 ROC
Chevron B24 (F5000) OUL
Yardley Team McLaren McLaren M19A Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 VIC
1974 Sid Taylor Racing Lola T332 (F5000) Chevrolet 5.0 V8 PRE ROC
Team Ensign Ensign N174 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 INT
1975 A.G. Dean Chevron B24/B28 (F5000) Chevrolet 5.0 V8 ROC

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans results

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
1967 United Kingdom J.W. Automotive United Kingdom Mike Salmon Ford GT40 Mk I S 5.0 220 DNF DNF
1969 Switzerland Hart Ski Racing Switzerland Jo Siffert Porsche 908/2L P 3.0 60 DNF DNF
1970 United Kingdom John Wyer Automotive Engineering Ltd. Switzerland Jo Siffert Porsche 917K S 5.0 156 DNF DNF
1973 Italy SpA Ferrari SEFAC Belgium Jacky Ickx Ferrari 312PB S 3.0 332 DNF DNF
1976 Germany B.M.W. Motorsport GmbH United States Peter Gregg BMW 3.0CSL Turbo Gr 5 23 DNF DNF
1978 United States Dick Barbour Racing United States John Paul Sr.
United States Dick Barbour
Porsche 935/77A IMSA
337 5th 1st
1979 Germany Essex Motorsport Porsche Belgium Jacky Ickx
Germany Jürgen Barth
Porsche 936 S
1980 United States Dick Barbour United Kingdom John Fitzpatrick
United States Dick Barbour
Porsche 935 K3/80 IMSA 318 5th 1st
1981 United States Cooke-Woods Racing United States Bobby Rahal Lola T600-Porsche S
1982 United States Cooke Racing - Malardeau United States Ralph Kent-Cooke
United States Jim Adams
Lola T610-Ford Cosworth C 28 DNF DNF
1984 United States Jaguar Group 44 United States Doc Bundy
United States Bob Tullius
Jaguar XJR-5 IMSA
1985 United States Jaguar Group 44 United States Hurley Haywood
United States Jim Adams
Jaguar XJR-5 GTP 151 DNF DNF
1986 United Kingdom Silk Cut Jaguar Germany Hans Heyer
United States Hurley Haywood
Jaguar XJR-6 C1 53 DNF DNF
1988 Australia Takefuji Schuppan Racing Team Sweden Eje Elgh
France Jean-Pierre Jarier
Porsche 962C C1 359 10th 10th
1989 United Kingdom Aston Martin
United Kingdom Ecurie Ecosse
Greece Costas Los
Republic of Ireland Michael Roe
Aston Martin AMR1 C1 340 11th 9th


  1. ^ FIA Year Book of Automobile Sport 1975. Patrick Stephens Ltd. 1975. white p. 41. ISBN 0-85059-195-3.
  2. ^ Jenkins, Richard. "The World Championship drivers - Where are they now?". Retrieved 2007.
  3. ^ " - Your favorite newspapers and magazines". Retrieved 2021.
  4. ^ a b "Brian Redman - Biography". Motor Sport. Retrieved 2019.
  5. ^ "Brian Redman - Involvement". StatsF1. Retrieved 2019.
  6. ^ "All Results of Brian Redman". Retrieved 2019.

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