Prince Bira

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Prince Birabongse Bhanudej Bhanubandh (born 15 July 1914 in Bangkok, died 23 December 1985 in Baron's Court Station, London, Great Britain), also know as Prince Bira or B. Bira was a Thai racing driver and Siamese prince who competed in Formula 1 from 1950 to 1955. He was the only Southeast Asian driver to compete in Formula 1 until Alex Yoong.

Complete Formula One results

Regular championship

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 WDC Points
1950 Enrico Platé Maserati 4CLT/48 Maserati Straight-4 s GBR
Ret
MON
5
500
SUI
4
BEL
FRA
ITA
Ret
8th 5
1951 Ecurie Siam Maserati 4CLT/48 OSCA V12 SUI
500
BEL
DNA
ESP
Ret
NC 0
Maserati Straight-4 FRA
DNA
GBR
GER
DNA
ITA
1952 Equipe Gordini Gordini Type 15 Gordini Straight-4 s SUI
Ret
500
BEL
10
NC 0
Gordini Type 16 Gordini Straight-6 FRA
Ret
GBR
11
GER
NED
ITA
1953 Connaught Engineering Connaught Type A Lea-Francis Straight-4 ARG
500
NED
BEL
FRA
Ret
GBR
7
GER
Ret
SUI
NC 0
Scuderia Milano Maserati A6GCM Maserati Straight-6 ITA
11
1954 Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati A6GCM Maserati Straight-6 ARG
7
500
17th 3
"B. Bira" Maserati 250F Maserati Straight-6 BEL
6
FRA
4
GBR
Ret
GER
Ret
SUI
ITA
ESP
9
1955 "B. Bira" Maserati 250F Maserati Straight-6 ARG
MON
500
BEL
DNA
NED
GBR
ITA
NC 0

Champion Elimination Medals Championship

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 WDC Wins 2nd 3rd Points
1950 Enrico Platé Maserati 4CLT/48 Maserati Straight-4 s GBR
Ret
MON
5
500
SUI
4
BEL
FRA
ITA
Ret
13th 0 0 0 5
1951 Ecurie Siam Maserati 4CLT/48 OSCA V12 SUI
500
BEL
DNA
ESP
Ret
NC 0 0 0 0
Maserati Straight-4 FRA
DNA
GBR
GER
DNA
ITA
1952 Equipe Gordini Gordini Type 15 Gordini Straight-4 s SUI
Ret
500
BEL
8
NC 0 0 0 0
Gordini Type 16 Gordini Straight-6 FRA
Ret
GBR
9
GER
NED
ITA
1953 Connaught Engineering Connaught Type A Lea-Francis Straight-4 ARG
500
NED
BEL
FRA
Ret
GBR
5
GER
Ret
SUI
19th 0 0 0 2
Scuderia Milano Maserati A6GCM Maserati Straight-6 ITA
10
1954 Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati A6GCM Maserati Straight-6 ARG
5
500
13th 0 0 1 8
"B. Bira" Maserati 250F Maserati Straight-6 BEL
5
FRA
3
GBR
Ret
GER
Ret
SUI
ITA
ESP
8
1955 "B. Bira" Maserati 250F Maserati Straight-6 ARG
MON
500
BEL
DNA
NED
GBR
ITA
NC 0 0 0 0

Johnny Claes Memorial Trophy

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 WDC Laps
1950 Enrico Platé Maserati 4CLT/48 Maserati Straight-4 s GBR
0
NC
MON
0
NC
SUI
0
NC
BEL
ITA
0
NC
NC 0
1951 Ecurie Siam Maserati 4CLT/48 OSCA V12 SUI
BEL
0
DNA
ESP
0
NC
NC 0
Maserati Straight-4 FRA
0
DNA
GBR
GER
0
DNA
ITA
1952 Equipe Gordini Gordini Type 15 Gordini Straight-4 s SUI
0
NC
BEL
0
NC
3rd 42
Gordini Type 16 Gordini Straight-6 FRA
42
1
GBR
0
NC
GER
NED
ITA
1953 Connaught Engineering Connaught Type A Lea-Francis Straight-4 ARG
NED
BEL
FRA
0
NC
GBR
0
NC
GER
0
NC
SUI
NC 0
1954 "B. Bira" Maserati 250F Maserati Straight-6 BEL
0
NC
FRA
0
NC
GBR
0
NC
GER
0
NC
SUI
ITA
ESP
1
32
4th 32
1955 "B. Bira" Maserati 250F Maserati Straight-6 ARG
MON
BEL
0
DNA
NED
GBR
ITA
NC 0