South African racing legend Dave Charlton, who started 11 World Championship Grands Prix from 1967-1975, has died at the age of 76. British-born Charlton, whose family emigrated to South Africa in his youth, was a regular in his home round of the F1 World Championship. His best result came at Kyalami in 1970, when he finished 12th in a Lotus 49C run by respected local outfit Scuderia Scribante. A year later he raced a factory Brabham BT33 in the South African GP.
His sole outing for Team Lotus came in the 1971 British GP as teammate to Emerson Fittipaldi, one of several European Formula 1 outings he enjoyed, but after qualifying 13th his engine expired on the second lap. He also drove a Lotus 72D for both the works and Scuderia Scribante, as well as a McLaren M23, but none brought him much success.
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