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Ian Ashley

Racing Driver
Male
Born Oct 26, 1947
Age 68
Nationality British

Ian Hugh Gordon Ashley is a British racing driver who raced in Formula One for the Token, Williams, BRM and Hesketh teams. Ashley began racing in 1966 when he took a course at the Jim Russell Racing School. He was fast but rather erratic, and soon earned the nickname "Crashley". He reached Formula 5000 in 1972 and was a front-runner in 1973, when he won the European Championship and finished third the following year.… Read More

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Timeline

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CHILDHOOD

1947 Birth Born on October 26, 1947.

TEENAGE

1966 18 Years Old Ashley began racing in 1966 when he took a course at the Jim Russell Racing School. … Read More

TWENTIES

1972 24 Years Old He reached Formula 5000 in 1972 and was a front-runner in 1973, when he won the European Championship and finished third the following year.
1974 26 Years Old He made his debut in Formula One in 1974, and briefly drove for the Williams team the following year. … Read More
1975 27 Years Old During 1975, at the German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring where during practice, he crashed severely at the tricky Pflanzgarten section and broke both his ankles, and during practice for the Canadian Grand Prix at Mosport Park in 1977, he went over a bump, flipped his Hesketh, vaulted the barrier and crashed into a television tower. … Read More

THIRTIES

1985 37 Years Old In 1985 he made his CART Championship Car debut at the Miami Grand Prix.
He was entered in the 1986 Indianapolis 500 but the car did not appear on track.
1987 39 Years Old He made one more CART appearance in 1987, again in Miami but was knocked out by drivetrain trouble.

FORTIES

1993 45 Years Old After Formula One he built a career as a pilot for executive jets in the United States. However, in 1993 he made a return to racing, driving a Vauxhall in the British Touring Car Championship. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

2009 61 Years Old In November 2009, he competed in Formula Ford for the first time in over 40 years driving an Elden MK8 in the Walter Hayes Trophy at Silverstone. … Read More
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