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Driver
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Prince Bira

 
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Details
Full NamePrince Birabongse Bhanudej Bhanubandh
Date of BirthWednesday 15 July 1914
Date of DeathMonday 23 December 1985
Age of Death71 years, 5 months, 8 days
Born
Bangkok
Thailand
F1 Career
Active Years1946 - 1955
Races Contested
94  
Wins7
2nd Places9
3rd Places3
4th Places9
5th Places6
6th Places7
Average ClassificationMedian: 4, Mean: 4.85, Standard deviation: 3.25
Retirements39
Disqualifications0
Failures to qualify0
Pole Positions6
Average Qualifying PositionMedian: 8, Mean: 9.20, Standard deviation: 5.86
Fastest Laps9
Average Fastest Lap PositionMedian: 1, Mean: 4.18, Standard deviation: 7.30
Races Led0
Debut1946 Frontičres GP
Maiden Win1946 Ulster Trophy
Last Race1955 BRDC International Trophy
Drivers' Championships
1950 - Not Classified
1951 - Not Classified
1952 - Not Classified
  
1953 - Not Classified
1954 - Not Classified
1955 - Not Classified
Records
Records Held TodayNone
Records Held At RetirementNone
Records Ever Broken1. Most Races Contested (1) – set at 1950 British GP,
2. Most 5th Place Qualifications (1) – set at 1950 British GP,
3. Most 5th Place Qualifications in a Season (1) – set at 1950 British GP,
4. Most Races Contested (2) – set at 1950 Monaco GP,
5. Most 25th Fastest Laps in a Season (2) – set at 1950 Italian GP,
6. Most 25th Fastest Laps (2) – set at 1950 Italian GP,
7. Most 8th Place Qualifications (1) – set at 1950 Italian GP,
8. Most 15th Place Qualifications (2) – set at 1950 Italian GP,
9. Most 8th Place Qualifications in a Season (1) – set at 1950 Italian GP,
10. Most 15th Place Qualifications in a Season (2) – set at 1950 Italian GP,
11. Most 4th Place Finishes (1) – set at 1950 Italian GP,
12. Most 4th Place Finishes in a Season (1) – set at 1950 Italian GP,
13. Most 25th Fastest Laps in a Season (2) – set at 1951 Spanish GP,
14. Most 25th Fastest Laps (2) – set at 1951 Spanish GP,
15. Most 15th Place Qualifications (2) – set at 1951 Spanish GP,
16. Most 8th Place Qualifications in a Season (1) – set at 1951 Spanish GP,
17. Most 15th Place Qualifications in a Season (2) – set at 1951 Spanish GP,
18. Most 19th Place Qualifications in a Season (1) – set at 1951 Spanish GP,
19. Most 25th Fastest Laps in a Season (2) – set at 1952 Swiss GP,
20. Most 25th Fastest Laps (2) – set at 1952 Swiss GP,
21. Most 15th Place Qualifications (2) – set at 1952 Swiss GP,
22. Most 8th Place Qualifications in a Season (1) – set at 1952 Swiss GP,
23. Most 15th Place Qualifications in a Season (2) – set at 1952 Swiss GP,
24. Most 19th Place Qualifications in a Season (1) – set at 1952 Swiss GP,
25. Most 25th Fastest Laps in a Season (2) – set at 1952 Belgian GP,
26. Most 25th Fastest Laps (2) – set at 1952 Belgian GP,
27. Most 15th Place Qualifications (2) – set at 1952 Belgian GP,
28. Most 8th Place Qualifications in a Season (1) – set at 1952 Belgian GP,
29. Most 15th Place Qualifications in a Season (2) – set at 1952 Belgian GP,
30. Most 19th Place Qualifications in a Season (1) – set at 1952 Belgian GP,
31. Most 10th Place Finishes (1) – set at 1952 Belgian GP,
32. Most 10th Place Finishes in a Season (1) – set at 1952 Belgian GP,
33. Most 25th Fastest Laps in a Season (2) – set at 1952 ACF GP,
34. Most 25th Fastest Laps (2) – set at 1952 ACF GP,
35. Most 15th Place Qualifications (2) – set at 1952 ACF GP,
36. Most 8th Place Qualifications in a Season (1) – set at 1952 ACF GP,
37. Most 15th Place Qualifications in a Season (2) – set at 1952 ACF GP,
38. Most 19th Place Qualifications in a Season (1) – set at 1952 ACF GP,
39. Most 10th Place Finishes (1) – set at 1952 ACF GP,
40. Most 10th Place Finishes in a Season (1) – set at 1952 ACF GP,
41. Most 25th Fastest Laps in a Season (2) – set at 1952 British GP,
42. Most 25th Fastest Laps (2) – set at 1952 British GP,
43. Most 15th Place Qualifications (2) – set at 1952 British GP,
44. Most 8th Place Qualifications in a Season (1) – set at 1952 British GP,
45. Most 15th Place Qualifications in a Season (2) – set at 1952 British GP,
46. Most 19th Place Qualifications in a Season (1) – set at 1952 British GP,
47. Most 10th Place Finishes (1) – set at 1952 British GP,
48. Most 10th Place Finishes in a Season (1) – set at 1952 British GP,
49. Most 25th Fastest Laps in a Season (2) – set at 1953 ACF GP,
50. Most 25th Fastest Laps (2) – set at 1953 ACF GP,
51. Most 15th Place Qualifications (2) – set at 1953 ACF GP,
52. Most 8th Place Qualifications in a Season (1) – set at 1953 ACF GP,
53. Most 15th Place Qualifications in a Season (2) – set at 1953 ACF GP,
54. Most 19th Place Qualifications in a Season (1) – set at 1953 ACF GP,
55. Most 10th Place Finishes in a Season (1) – set at 1953 ACF GP,
56. Most 25th Fastest Laps in a Season (2) – set at 1953 British GP,
57. Most 25th Fastest Laps (2) – set at 1953 British GP,
58. Most 15th Place Qualifications (2) – set at 1953 British GP,
59. Most 19th Place Qualifications (2) – set at 1953 British GP,
60. Most 15th Place Qualifications in a Season (2) – set at 1953 British GP,
61. Most 19th Place Qualifications in a Season (1) – set at 1953 British GP,
62. Most 10th Place Finishes in a Season (1) – set at 1953 British GP,
63. Most 25th Fastest Laps in a Season (2) – set at 1953 German GP,
64. Most 25th Fastest Laps (2) – set at 1953 German GP,
65. Most 15th Place Qualifications (3) – set at 1953 German GP,
66. Most 19th Place Qualifications (2) – set at 1953 German GP,
67. Most 15th Place Qualifications in a Season (2) – set at 1953 German GP,
68. Most 19th Place Qualifications in a Season (1) – set at 1953 German GP,
69. Most 25th Fastest Laps in a Season (2) – set at 1953 Italian GP,
70. Most 25th Fastest Laps (2) – set at 1953 Italian GP,
71. Most 15th Place Qualifications (3) – set at 1953 Italian GP,
72. Most 19th Place Qualifications (2) – set at 1953 Italian GP,
73. Most 23rd Place Qualifications (1) – set at 1953 Italian GP,
74. Most 15th Place Qualifications in a Season (2) – set at 1953 Italian GP,
75. Most 19th Place Qualifications in a Season (1) – set at 1953 Italian GP,
76. Most 23rd Place Qualifications in a Season (1) – set at 1953 Italian GP,
77. Most 25th Fastest Laps in a Season (2) – set at 1954 Argentine GP,
78. Most 25th Fastest Laps (2) – set at 1954 Argentine GP,
79. Most 15th Place Qualifications (3) – set at 1954 Argentine GP,
80. Most 19th Place Qualifications (2) – set at 1954 Argentine GP,
81. Most 23rd Place Qualifications (1) – set at 1954 Argentine GP,
82. Most 15th Place Qualifications in a Season (2) – set at 1954 Argentine GP,
83. Most 19th Place Qualifications in a Season (1) – set at 1954 Argentine GP,
84. Most 23rd Place Qualifications in a Season (1) – set at 1954 Argentine GP,
85. Most 25th Fastest Laps in a Season (2) – set at 1954 Belgian GP,
86. Most 25th Fastest Laps (2) – set at 1954 Belgian GP,
87. Most 15th Place Qualifications (3) – set at 1954 Belgian GP,
88. Most 19th Place Qualifications (2) – set at 1954 Belgian GP,
89. Most 23rd Place Qualifications (1) – set at 1954 Belgian GP,
90. Most 15th Place Qualifications in a Season (2) – set at 1954 Belgian GP,
91. Most 19th Place Qualifications in a Season (1) – set at 1954 Belgian GP,
92. Most 23rd Place Qualifications in a Season (1) – set at 1954 Belgian GP,
93. Most 25th Fastest Laps in a Season (2) – set at 1954 British GP,
94. Most 25th Fastest Laps (2) – set at 1954 British GP,
95. Most 15th Place Qualifications (3) – set at 1954 British GP,
96. Most 19th Place Qualifications (2) – set at 1954 British GP,
97. Most 23rd Place Qualifications (1) – set at 1954 British GP,
98. Most 15th Place Qualifications in a Season (2) – set at 1954 British GP,
99. Most 19th Place Qualifications in a Season (1) – set at 1954 British GP,
100. Most 23rd Place Qualifications in a Season (1) – set at 1954 British GP,
101. Most 25th Fastest Laps in a Season (2) – set at 1954 German GP,
102. Most 25th Fastest Laps (2) – set at 1954 German GP,
103. Most 15th Place Qualifications (3) – set at 1954 German GP,
104. Most 19th Place Qualifications (2) – set at 1954 German GP,
105. Most 23rd Place Qualifications (1) – set at 1954 German GP,
106. Most 15th Place Qualifications in a Season (2) – set at 1954 German GP,
107. Most 19th Place Qualifications in a Season (1) – set at 1954 German GP,
108. Most 23rd Place Qualifications in a Season (1) – set at 1954 German GP,
109. Most 25th Fastest Laps in a Season (2) – set at 1954 Spanish GP,
110. Most 25th Fastest Laps (2) – set at 1954 Spanish GP,
111. Most 15th Place Qualifications (4) – set at 1954 Spanish GP,
112. Most 19th Place Qualifications (2) – set at 1954 Spanish GP,
113. Most 23rd Place Qualifications (1) – set at 1954 Spanish GP,
114. Most 15th Place Qualifications in a Season (2) – set at 1954 Spanish GP,
115. Most 19th Place Qualifications in a Season (1) – set at 1954 Spanish GP,
116. Most 23rd Place Qualifications in a Season (1) – set at 1954 Spanish GP,
117. Most 9th Place Finishes in a Season (1) – set at 1954 Spanish GP

Partners
Team MateRacesYears
Emmanuel de Graffenried
4
1950
Jean Behra
3
1952
Robert Manzon
5
1952, 1954
Johnny Claes
1
1952
Maurice Trintignant
2
1952
Roy Salvadori
3
1953
Ken McAlpine
2
1953
Chico Landi
1
1953
Juan Manuel Fangio
1
1954
Onofre Marimón
1
1954
Luigi Musso
1
1954
Louis Rosier
1
1954
Ron Flockhart
1
1954
Team RacesYears
Enrico Plate
4
1950
Bira
15
1951, 1954 - 1955
Equipe Gordini
4
1952
Connaught Engineering
3
1953
Milano
1
1953
Maserati
1
1954
Car ManufacturerRacesYears
Maserati
70
1946 - 1955
ERA
4
1946 - 1947
Simca-Gordini
14
1947 - 1948, 1952
Gordini
4
1952
HWM
1
1953
Connaught
3
1953
Engine ManufacturerRacesYears
Maserati
69
1946 - 1955
ERA
4
1946 - 1947
Simca-Gordini
12
1947 - 1948, 1952
OSCA
1
1951
Gordini
6
1952
Alta
1
1953
Francis
3
1953
Tyre ManufacturerRacesYears
Pirelli
6
1953 - 1954
EntrantRacesYears
Enrico Plate
4
1950
Prince Bira
15
1951, 1954 - 1955
Equipe Gordini
4
1952
Connaught Engineering
3
1953
Scuderia Milano
1
1953
Officine Alfieri Maserati
1
1954
Chassis DesignerRacesYears
Reid Railton
4
1946 - 1947
Ferdinand Porsche
1
1946
Ernesto Maserati
12
1947 - 1948
Amédée Gordini
16
1947 - 1948, 1952
Arialdo Ruggieri
2
1950
Alberto Massimino
13
1950 - 1951, 1953 - 1954
Vittorio Bellentani
21
1953 - 1955
Rodney Clarke
3
1953
Mike Oliver
3
1953
Gioacchino Colombo
11
1954 - 1955
Car ModelRacesYears
Maserati 8CM
1
1946
ERA B
3
1946 - 1947
ERA C
1
1946
Maserati 4C
1
1947
Maserati 4CL
12
1947 - 1948
Simca-Gordini T11
3
1947
Simca-Gordini T15
10
1947 - 1948, 1952
Simca-Gordini
1
1948
Maserati 4CLT/48
29
1949 - 1952
Maserati 4CLT-50
2
1950
Maserati 4CLT-48
3
1950 - 1951
Gordini T15
1
1952
Gordini T16
3
1952
HWM
1
1953
Maserati A6GCM
10
1953 - 1954
Connaught A
3
1953
Maserati A6GCM-53
1
1953
Maserati 250F
11
1954 - 1955
Car NumberRacesYears
Car 4
4
1946 - 1947, 1950, 1954
Car 2
2
1946, 1950
Car 1
3
1946 - 1947, 1953
Car 16
2
1947, 1952
Car 41
1
1947
Car 42
2
1947, 1953
Car 60
1
1947
Car 34
2
1947
Car 55
1
1947
Car 26
3
1947, 1951 - 1952
Car 6
10
1947, 1950, 1952 - 1954
Car 8
3
1947, 1954 - 1955
Car 44
2
1947, 1953
Car 10
3
1949, 1952 - 1953
Car 21
2
1950
Car 50
1
1950
Car 30
3
1950
Car 24
2
1950
Car 14
4
1951, 1953 - 1955
Car 20
5
1951 - 1952, 1954
Car 28
1
1951
Car 18
3
1951, 1954
Car 25
1
1952
Car 12
2
1952 - 1953
Car 47
1
1953
Car 19
1
1953
Car 17
1
1953
Car 11
1
1954
Car 46
1
1954
Car 22
2
1954 - 1955

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