Piers Courage

Piers Raymond Courage

Born May 27th 1942 in Colchester, England
Died June 21st 1970 at Zandvoort, Holland

Son of the famous English brewing family, Courage dabbled in motor racing and was given a chance in F1 by Reg Parnell in 1967, he handled the car well and drove a full season for the team in 1968. His friendship with young constructor Frank Williams led to him driving for the team in 1969 and impressed many with podium finishes at Monaco and Watkins Glen. Turning down an offer from Ferrari, he returned to Williams for the 1970 season but died at the Dutch GP at Zandvoort, an incident that affected Williams heavily for years to come.

Formula One Record

Year Team / # Starts Wins Poles F Lap Pts Pos
1967 Reg Parnell Racing BRM 2 0 0 0 0 -
1968 Reg Parnell Racing BRM 11 0 0 0 4 20th
1969 Williams Brabham - Ford 10 0 0 0 16 8th
1970 Williams De Tomaso - Ford 4 0 0 0 0 -


27 0 0 0 20  


Piers Courage at the 1969 British GP 1969 Spanish GP: Courage's Brabham sporting huge wings Courage at the 1970 South African GP in a Williams De Tomaso

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