This international works Ford rally star finished fourth on his GP debut in the 1968 race at Rouen-les-Essarts at the wheel of a works Cooper-BRM T81C and drove for the team throughout the balance of that season. In 1969 he also gave the Cooper marque its final F1 outing at Monaco when he drove an elderly Maserati-engined T81B at for Colin Crabbe’s Antiques Automobile-owned team.
Thereafter Crabbe acquired an ex-works McLaren M7A in which Elford drove three races, taking sixth and a championship point at Silverstone, but then crashed heavily at Nurburgring and broke an arm. Thereafter his sole F1 outing was in the 1971 German GP at the wheel of a BRM P160.
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- Born 10 June, 1935
- Grands Prix 13
- Wins 0
- McLaren Career Span 1971 (One Season)