Desmond Titterington  Great Britain

  • Full name John Desmond Titterington
  • Birth date May 1, 1928
  • Birthplace Cultra, Belfast, Great Britain
  • Date of death April 13, 2002 (73 years 347 days)
  • Place of death Blairgowrie, Dundee, Scotland, Great Britain
  • Teams Connaught
World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1956 Connaught 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 11 0 0 0 -
Total 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 0
Race Circuit Date
Only race British Grand Prix Silverstone July 14, 1956 [race_results]

Desmond Titterington began racing in Ulster in 1950 in privately-bought cars, branching out into European competition and then racing under the Ecurie Ecosse flag where success in a Jaguar secured him a factory drive in 1955. From there he moved to Mercedes and with his reputation on the up, he made the move to Formula One. In his first outing at Oulton Park in September 1955 he came third behind Stirling Moss and Mike Hawthorn, and in 1956 he continued to impress. At the International Trophy he came second with former university colleague Archie Scott Brown, and soon after his one F1 championship appearance came at Silverstone but he failed to finish when his engine gave up. He retired at the end of the season to concentrate on his yarn and supplies business in Ulster, but in 1972 as the troubles grew worse he sold up and moved to Scotland.

Martin Williamson November 2009

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