Jim Hall (race car driver)


Jim Hall (race car driver)

Former F1 driver


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Name = Jim Hall
Nationality = flagicon|USA American
Years = F1|1960 - F1|1963
Team(s) = Lotus
Races = 12 (11 starts)
Championships = 0
Wins = 0
Podiums = 0
Poles = 0
Points = 3
Fastest laps = 0
First race = 1960 United States Grand Prix
First win =
Last win =
Last race = 1963 Mexican Grand Prix

Jim Hall (born July 23,1935 in Abilene, Texas [cite web | url = http://www.oldracingcars.com/bydriver/watn.asp?letter=H | title = The World Championship drivers - Where are they now? | accessdate = 2007-08-13] ) is a former racecar driver and constructor from the United States. He competed in Formula One from F1|1960 to F1|1963, participating in 12 World Championship Grands Prix and numerous non-Championship races. [cite web | url = http://www.silhouet.com/motorsport/archive/f1/title.html | title = The Formula One Archives | accessdate = 2007-08-13]

His place in motorsport history came as the owner and driving force of Chaparral Cars of Midland, Texas. During the 1960s in the United States Road Racing Championship, and later in the CanAm, his Chaparral cars were the most innovative cars in racing. He was a very early adopter of aerodynamics applied to race cars and was leading proponent of that technology for an entire decade. He had a sabbatical in the early 1970s, racing in several NASCAR Grand American division pony car races. Hall came back to prominence in the Championship Auto Racing Teams series, including two wins in the Indianapolis 500 in 1978 and 1980; the latter with the first of the ground effect cars to be raced in the event. He would later turn to using off-the-shelf racecars to race in his Indycar team which was renamed Jim Hall Racing until 1996, when he retired from racing altogether. He now resides in Midland Texas , is active in the oil and gas business and motorsports racing legacies. The saga of Jim Hall and Chaparral Cars is documented at the Petroleum Museum in Midland, Texas. [http://www.petroleummuseum.org/Chaparral/Chaparralhome.html] His son, Jim Hall, Jr., resides in California and operates the Jim Hall Kart Racing School.

Awards

*Jim Hall has been inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1997.
*He was inducted in the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in 1994.

Complete Formula One World Championship results

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