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Gerry Ashmore

Full name
Joseph Frederick Harold Gerald Ashmore
Born
25th July 1936 (Age 84) - West Bromwich, West Midlands
Nationality
British
British
Years in Database
1
Recent Race
Starts
3 (1)
Poles
1
Podiums
1

Brothers Gerry and Chris Ashmore were second generation British racing drivers during the early 1960s – following in the footsteps of their father Joe and Uncle Fred.

Early racing career

Gerry Ashmore began racing in Formula 2 during 1960 with a privately-entered Cooper T43-Climax. A distant second in the Aintree Trophy behind Mike McKee’s Jim Russell-entered car, his best performance of the season came on a short airfield circuit outside Innsbruck. Ashmore set the fastest lap of the race and finished an unlapped third behind Hans Herrmann and Wolfgang von Trips.

Formula 1 privateer

A Lotus 18-Climax was ordered for 1961 with which Ashmore graduated to Formula 1 with friend Tim Parnell. He initially raced in lesser non-championships events and qualified on pole position before finishing second at Naples (a race won by Giancarlo Baghetti’s Ferrari). Grand Prix starts in the British, German and Italian races followed that year but 16th at the Nürburgring was his only finish.

Ashmore crashed out on the opening lap at Monza, just before a separate accident claimed the lives of Wolfgang von Trips and 14 spectators. His only entry for the 1962 F1 World Championship was also in the Italian GP but Ashmore failed to qualify.

That was Gerry Ashmore’s last appearance on an F1 entry list, championship or otherwise. He raced sporadically for the rest of the decade in national events and continues to appear at historic meetings today.

Championship Seasons

Season Name Starts Poles Podiums Wins Position Points Results

1962

F1 World Championship

Gerry Ashmore

0 (1)

0

0

0

U

0

1961

F1 World Championship

Gerry Ashmore

3

0

0

0

U

0

Non Championship Races

Title Date Circuit Laps Position

1962 Oulton Park Gold Cup

01/09/1962

Oulton Park

73

8

1962 Goodwood F1

23/04/1962

Goodwood

42

11

1962 Goodwood F1

23/04/1962

Goodwood

21

R

1961 Vienna Grand Prix

16/04/1961

Aspern

55

R

1961 Naples Grand Prix

14/05/1961

Posillipo

60

2

1961 BARC 200

22/04/1961

Aintree

50

11

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