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Dave Charlton

Dave Charlton. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2010. Used with permission.

Dave Charlton. Copyright LAT Photographic 2010. Used with permission.

Born:

27 Oct 1936
Brotton, nr. Redcar, Yorkshire, England

Died:

24 Feb 2013
Johannesburg, South Africa

Nationality:

South Africa

Grands Prix:

11 (1965-1975)

After retiring from driving in the 1980's, Dave kept his links with the sport by visiting historic events and hill-climbs in South Africa and even visited his country of birth for a few events. Sadly died in 2013. Charlton was six time South African Formula 1 champion, but also took a win in the very last race he competed in; winning a charity race at Zwartkops in 1990. After moving to South Africa as a boy just after World War Two, Charlton took up racing in the mid-1950's. As well as great success in South African Formula 1, Charlton was also a constant winner in sportscar events in his homeland.

Biography last updated 27 Jan 2017