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Jim Hall
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Formula One career
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Years 1960 - 1963

Jim Hall (born July 23, 1935 in Abilene, Texas[1]) is a former race driver and constructor from the United States. He competed in Formula One from 1960 to 1963, participating in 12 World Championship Grands Prix and numerous non-Championship races.[2]

His place in motorsport history came as the owner and driving force of Chaparral Cars of Midland, Texas. During the 1960s in the United States Road Racing Championship, and later in the CanAm, his Chaparral cars were the most innovative cars in racing. He was a very early adopter of aerodynamics applied to race cars and was leading proponent of that technology for an entire decade. He had a sabbatical in the early 1970s, racing in several SCCA Trans-Am Series races. Hall came back to prominence in the Championship Auto Racing Teams series, including two wins in the Indianapolis 500 in 1978 and 1980; the latter with the first of the ground effect cars to be raced in the event. He would later turn to using off-the-shelf racecars to race in his Indycar team which was renamed Jim Hall Racing until 1996, when he retired from racing altogether. He now resides in Midland Texas, is active in the oil and gas business and motorsports racing legacies. The saga of Jim Hall and Chaparral Cars is documented at the Permian Basin Petroleum Museum in Midland, Texas. [1] His son, Jim Hall, Jr., resides in California and operates the Jim Hall Kart Racing School.

AwardsEdit

Complete Formula One World Championship resultsEdit

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 WDC Pts.
1960 Jim Hall Lotus 18 Climax Straight-4 ARG
MON
500
NED
BEL
FRA
GBR
POR
ITA
USA
7
NC 0
1961 Jim Hall Lotus 18 Climax Straight-4 MON
NED
BEL
FRA
GBR
GER
ITA
USA
Ret
NC 0
1962 Jim Hall Lotus 21 Climax Straight-4 NED
MON
BEL
FRA
GBR
GER
ITA
USA
DNS
RSA
NC 0
1963 British Racing Partnership Lotus 24 BRM V8 MON
Ret
BEL
Ret
NED
11
FRA
8
GBR
6
GER
5
ITA
8
USA
10
MEX
8
RSA
12th 3

See AlsoEdit

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ReferencesEdit


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