Ron Flockhart

Ron Flockhart (16 June 1923, Edinburgh ƒ?? 12 April 1962, Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, Australia) was a Scottish racing driver. Ron started competing in 1951 in a Joe Potts Formula 3 car. He participated in 14 World Championship Formula One Grands Prix, debuting on 17 July 1954. He achieved 1 podium, and scored a total of 5 championship points. He also participated in numerous non-Championship Formula One races.He was a double Le Mans winner. In 1956, driving an ex-works Jaguar D-type for the small Scottish team Ecurie Ecosse, he won the Le Mans 24 hours endurance race with co-driver Ninian Sanderson. The following year he won again for the same team, this time with Ivor Bueb, setting a distance record of 2,732.8 miles, (4,397.108 km). Flockhart died in 1962, crashing his Mustang aircraft into the Dandenong Hills while preparing a second attempt to break the flying record from Australia to England.