|Formula One career|
He was very successful in sportscar racing and the World Sportscar Championship, winning the 1970 Targa Florio with a Porsche 908 and the 12 Hours of Sebring twice, in 1975 with a BMW Coupé and in 1978 with a Porsche 935. He was for many years associated with the Chevron marque, founded by fellow-Lancastrian Derek Bennett.
Redman drove for Shadow Racing Cars both in Can-Am and in Formula One. He also appeared in McLaren, Cooper and Alfa Romeo cars. He dominated North American Formula 5000 racing in the mid-1970s winning the SCCA/USAC Formula 5000 Championship three years in a row (1974-1976) driving Lolas.
He participated in 15 World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on 1 January 1968. He achieved 1 podium in the 1968 Spanish Grand Prix in third place behind Graham Hill and Denny Hulme in a Cooper-BRM, and scored a total of 8 championship points with two 5th places in the 1972 Monaco Grand Prix and the 1972 German Grand Prix driving a Yardley McLaren.
He was offered various other Formula One drives, but did not particularly enjoy the atmosphere of F1 even in the 1970s, preferring sports car racing.
- Road America hosts the Brian Redman International Challenge for vintage cars which has been renamed the Kohler International Challenge with Brian Redman.
- Redman was inducted in the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in 2002 in the sports cars category.
Complete Formula One World Championship resultsEdit
|1968||Cooper Car Company||Cooper T81B||Maserati V12|| RSA|
|Cooper T86B||BRM V12|| ESP|
| MON|| BEL|
| NED|| FRA|| GBR|| GER|| ITA|| CAN|| USA|| MEX|
|1970||Rob Walker Racing Team||Lotus 49C||Cosworth V8|| RSA|
| ESP|| MON|| BEL|| NED|| FRA||NC||0|
|Frank Williams Racing Cars||De Tomaso 505|| GBR|
| AUT|| ITA|| CAN|| USA|| MEX|
|1971||Team Surtees||Surtees TS7||Cosworth V8|| RSA|
| ESP|| MON|| NED|| FRA|| GBR|| GER|| AUT|| ITA|| CAN|| USA||NC||0|
|1972||Yardley Team McLaren||McLaren M19A||Cosworth V8|| ARG|| RSA|| ESP|| MON|
| BEL|| FRA|
| GBR|| GER|
| AUT|| ITA|| CAN||14th||4|
|Marlboro BRM||BRM P180||BRM V12|| USA|
|1973||Shadow Racing Team||Shadow DN1||Cosworth V8|| ARG|| BRA|| RSA|| ESP|| BEL|| MON|| SWE|| FRA|| GBR|| NED|| GER|| AUT|| ITA|| CAN|| USA|
|1974||UOP Shadow Racing Team||Shadow DN3||Cosworth V8|| ARG|| BRA|| RSA|| ESP|
| SWE|| NED|| FRA|| GBR|| GER|| AUT|| ITA|| CAN|| USA||NC||0|
- ↑ FIA Year Book of Automobile Sport 1975. Patrick Stephens Ltd.. white p. 41.
- ↑ Jenkins, Richard. "The World Championship drivers - Where are they now?". OldRacingCars.com. http://www.oldracingcars.com/bydriver/watn.asp?letter=R. Retrieved 2007-07-29.