Gilby Engineering

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Gilby
Full nameGilby Engineering
Founder(s)Syd Greene
Noted staffLen Terry
Noted driversUnited Kingdom Roy Salvadori
United Kingdom Ivor Bueb
United Kingdom Keith Greene
Formula One World Championship career
First entry1954 French Grand Prix
Races entered12 (10 starts)
ConstructorsMaserati, Cooper, Gilby
EnginesMaserati l6, Climax l4, BRM V8
Constructors'
Championships
0
Drivers'
Championships
0
Race victories0
Podiums0
Points0
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
Final entry1962 Italian Grand Prix

Gilby Engineering was a British general engineering company owned by Syd Greene. Greene had lost an arm in an accident so he was unable to drive a racing car effectively. He fed his enthusiasm for motor racing by founding a motor racing team named after his company and later constructing the Gilby racing car. The team competed in 12 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, including 6 with cars of their own construction, but scored no World Championship points. The Gilby cars were constructed by Syd Greene for his son Keith to drive, having previously entered a Maserati 250F for Roy Salvadori and Ivor Bueb and also a Cooper for Greene Jr. Keith Greene later became better known as a team manager in Formula One and sports car racing. Gilby made its debut in the 1954 French Grand Prix with the Maserati, for Salvadori, who also drove for the team in 1955 and 1956, and the team's last event was the 1962 Italian Grand Prix. After the team ceased competing in Formula One, the final Gilby car was purchased and entered in three events in 1963, by privateer Ian Raby.[1] Keith Greene achieved a third-place finish in the non-championship Naples Grand Prix of 1962, with the BRM-engined car, behind the works Ferrari's of Willy Mairesse and Lorenzo Bandini.[2]

Complete Formula One World Championship results[edit]

Gilby Engineering[edit]

(key)

Year Chassis Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Points WCC
1954 Maserati 250F Maserati I6 P ARG 500 BEL FRA GBR GER SUI ITA ESP -* n/a*
Roy Salvadori Ret Ret
1955 Maserati 250F Maserati I6 P ARG MON 500 BEL NED GBR ITA -* n/a*
Roy Salvadori Ret
1956 Maserati 250F Maserati I6 P ARG MON 500 BEL FRA GBR GER ITA -* n/a*
Roy Salvadori Ret Ret 11
1957 Maserati 250F Maserati I6 P ARG MON 500 FRA GBR GER PES ITA -* n/a*
Ivor Bueb NC
1959 Cooper T43 Climax l4 D MON 500 NED FRA GBR GER POR ITA USA -* n/a*
Keith Greene DNQ
1960 Cooper T45 Maserati l4 D ARG MON 500 NED BEL FRA GBR POR ITA USA -* n/a*
Keith Greene Ret
1961 Gilby 61 Climax l4 D MON NED BEL FRA GBR GER ITA USA 0 NC
Keith Greene 15
1962 Gilby 62 BRM V8 D NED MON BEL FRA GBR GER ITA USA RSA 0 NC
Keith Greene Ret DNQ
Source:[3]

* Gilby did not compete as a constructor

Other Gilby cars[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1963 Ian Raby Gilby 62 BRM V8 D MON BEL NED FRA GBR GER ITA USA MEX RSA
Ian Raby Ret DNQ DNQ
Source:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Small, Steve (1994). The Guinness Complete Grand Prix Who's Who. Guinness. p. 307. ISBN 0851127029.
  2. ^ Small, Steve (1994). The Guinness Complete Grand Prix Who's Who. Guinness. p. 165. ISBN 0851127029.
  3. ^ Small, Steve (1994). The Guinness Complete Grand Prix Who's Who. Guinness. pp. 87, 164 and 333. ISBN 0851127029.