Tim Parnell

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Tim Parnell
BornReginald Harold Haslam Parnell Jr.
(1932-06-25)25 June 1932
Derby, Derbyshire, England, UK
Died5 April 2017(2017-04-05) (aged 84)
Littleover, Derbyshire, England, UK
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality Flag of the United Kingdom.svg British
Active years 1959, 1961, 1963
Teamsprivateer Cooper and Lotus
Entries4 (2 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Career points0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First entry 1959 British Grand Prix
Last entry 1963 German Grand Prix

Reginald Harold Haslam "Tim" Parnell Jr. (25 June 1932 – 5 April 2017) [1] [2] was a British racing driver from England. He and was the son of Reg Parnell, another racing driver.

He participated in four Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on 18 July 1959, and qualified for two of them. He scored no championship points. His only finish was tenth place in the 1961 Italian Grand Prix at Monza. [3]

After his father's death in 1964, he took on the running of Reg Parnell Racing and on occasion managed his own team with entries for Mike Spence and Pedro Rodriguez. [3] He went on to manage the BRM Formula One team from 1970–74.

Parnell died on 5 April 2017 at the age of 84. [4]

Complete Formula One World Championship results


1959 Reg Parnell Racing Cooper T45 (F2) Climax Straight-4 MON 500 NED FRA GBR
1961 Tim Parnell Lotus 18 Climax Straight-4 MON NED BEL FRA GBR
1963 Tim Parnell Lotus 18/21 Climax Straight-4 MON BEL NED FRA GBR GER
Source: [3]

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  1. Jenkins, Richard. "The World Championship drivers - Where are they now?". OldRacingCars.com. Retrieved 29 July 2007.
  2. "Motorsport Memorial - Tim Parnell". Motorsport Memorial. Retrieved 22 March 2023.
  3. 1 2 3 Small, Steve (1994). The Guinness Complete Grand Prix Who's Who. Guinness. p. 279. ISBN   0851127029.
  4. Pye, Marcus (5 April 2017). "Tim Parnell obituary: 1932-2017". Autosport. Motorsport Network . Retrieved 5 April 2017.