Donald Beauman

Donald Beauman

Donald ran a hotel in London and ran a Cooper in 1951 and '52 before moving on to Riley from friend, Mike Hawthorn and a Frazer Nash then going into Formula 2 with Connaught. Don shared a D-Type with Norman Dewis for the infamous 1955 Le Mans, they failed to finish after a spin and being struck by a Lotus. Tragically, Don was killed just a few weeks later when he crashed a Connaught during the Leinster Trophy race.



Donald's Formula 3 results include:

Brands Hatch 8th April 1951, 2nd in heat for Junior Championship.

Brands Hatch 21st April 1951, 2nd in heat for Junior Championship, 3rd in final. 1st in April Handicap race.

Croft 28th July 1951, 4th in heat, DNF in final

Brands Hatch 9th September 1951, 3rd in heat for Junior Championship


Ards 15th March 1952, 2nd

Ibsley 19th April 1952, 3rd in heat

Brands Hatch 18th May 1952, 6th in Consolation race.

Silverstone 24th May 1952, DNF