Obituary – Doug Serrurier

This South African engineer raced a self-built F1 car three times – 1962, ’63 and ’65 – in his home grand prix at East London.

The LDS (Louis Doug Serrurier) – which utilised Alfa four-pot power, a Porsche gearbox and Brabham thinking – was constructed to a surprisingly high standard in a backyard workshop near Johannesburg, and managed a best finish of 11th in ’63, seven laps behind. It followed a Climax Special which he built and raced in the late 1950s. Serrurier later raced a Lola T70 sportscar with success, and also competed in rallying and powerboating.