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New Zealand, NZ
20 July 1943
3 August 2016 (73)
Tony Marsh (20 July 1931)
Giovanna Amati (20 July 1959)
Claudio Langes (20 July 1960)
Bernd Schneider (20 July 1964)
Alex Yoong (20 July 1976)

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11 (10.4%)
5 (4.7%)
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2nd
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106
96
83 (0.8 points per race avg)
55 (51.9%)
1963 Monaco Grand Prix
1976 Canadian Grand Prix

about Chris Amon

Christopher Arthur Amon (20 July 1943 – 3 August 2016) was a New Zealand motor racing driver. He was active in Formula One racing in the 1960s and 1970s and is widely regarded as one of the best F1 drivers never to win a championship Grand Prix. His reputation for bad luck was such that fellow driver Mario Andretti once joked that "if he became an undertaker, people would stop dying". Former Ferrari Technical Director Mauro Forghieri stated that Amon was "by far the best test driver I have ever worked with. He had all the qualities to be a World Champion but bad luck just wouldn't let him be".

Apart from driving, Chris Amon also ran his own Formula One team for a short period in 1974. Away from Formula One, Amon had some success in sports car racing, teaming with co-driver Bruce McLaren to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans race in 1966.


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seasons

1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976,

finishing positions

grid positions

wins Chris Amon

# event constructor

pole positions Chris Amon

# event constructor
1 1968 Spanish Grand Prix round 2 Ferrari
2 1968 Belgian Grand Prix round 4 Ferrari
3 1968 Dutch Grand Prix round 5 Ferrari
4 1971 Italian Grand Prix round 9 Matra
5 1972 French Grand Prix round 6 Matra

teams & teammates Chris Amon

season teammate
1963 Maurice Trintignant
Lucien Bianchi
Bob Anderson
Mike Hailwood
Innes Ireland
Jim Hall
Jo Siffert
John Campbell-Jones
Phil Hill
Masten Gregory
Günther Seiffert
Rodger Ward
Hap Sharp
Paddy Driver
Lola compare 1963
1964 Mike Hailwood
Jo Siffert
Peter Revson
Bernard Collomb
Innes Ireland
Trevor Taylor
Peter Arundell
Jim Clark
Mike Spence
Gerhard Mitter
Walt Hansgen
Moisés Solana
Lotus-BRM compare 1964
1965 Tony Maggs
Richard Attwood
Mike Hailwood
Innes Ireland
Bob Bondurant
Lotus-BRM compare 1965
1966 Richie Ginther
Guy Ligier
Jo Bonnier
Jochen Rindt
John Surtees
Moisés Solana
Jo Siffert
John Taylor
Cooper-Maserati compare 1966
1967 Lorenzo Bandini
Mike Parkes
Ludovico Scarfiotti
Jonathan Williams
Ferrari compare 1967
1968 Jacky Ickx
Andrea de Adamich
Derek Bell
Ferrari compare 1968
1969 Pedro Rodríguez
BRM compare 1969
1970 Jackie Stewart
Jo Siffert
Johnny Servoz-Gavin
Mario Andretti
Ronnie Peterson
François Cevert
Hubert Hahne
March compare 1970
1971 Jean-Pierre Beltoise
Matra compare 1971
1973 François Cevert
Jackie Stewart
Eddie Keizan
Tyrrell compare 1973
1974 Larry Perkins
Jean-Pierre Beltoise
Henri Pescarolo
François Migault
Amon compare 1974
1975 Roelof Wunderink
Gijs van Lennep
Ensign compare 1975
1976 Patrick Nève
Hans Binder
Jacky Ickx
Michel Leclère
Arturo Merzario
Warwick Brown
Brabham-Ford compare 1976

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