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British
28 December 1909
5 April 1973 (63)
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Conny Andersson (28 December 1939)

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about David Murray

David Murray (28 December 1909, in Edinburgh – 5 April 1973, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain) was a British racing driver from Scotland. He participated in five Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on 13 May 1950, and also founded the Ecurie Ecosse Scottish motor racing team, based at Merchiston Mews in Edinburgh.

Murray was a chartered accountant by profession and raced an ERA and subsequently a Maserati 4CLT both domestically and in European events, before forming Ecurie Ecosse in 1952. He also participated in rallies and hill-climbs. After one World Championship event, for Ecosse, Murray retired as a driver to concentrate on running the team. Ecurie Ecosse won the Le Mans 24 hour race in both 1956 and 1957 each time with a Jaguar D-Type.

Murray moved abroad and was killed in a road accident in the Canary Isles on 5 April 1973.


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1950, 1951, 1952,

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season teammate
1950 David Hampshire
Brian Shawe Taylor
Prince Bira
Toulo de Graffenried
Louis Chiron
Joe Fry
José Froilán González
Franco Rol
Alfredo Pián
Travis Webb
Henry Banks
Felice Bonetto
Nello Pagani
Toni Branca
Reg Parnell
Franco Comotti
Paul Pietsch
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1951 Louis Chiron
Harry Schell
Johnny McDowell
Onofre Marimón
Toulo de Graffenried
Philip Fotheringham-Parker
John James
Toni Branca
Paco Godia
Prince Bira
Juan Jover
Maserati compare 1951
1952 Alan Brown
Eric Brandon
Mike Hawthorn
Reg Parnell
Ken Wharton
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