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  • Writer's pictureMartijn Bäumer

Five drivers who only drove One Grand Prix!

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Liam Lawson has driven three Grand Prix's this year and this weekend he is driving his fourth!

There are some drivers who only drove one Grand Prix in their career. And yes on the picture you see Christijan Albers who has been replaced by one time Grand Prix racer Markus Winkelhock. Here is a list of four other like him;

Marco Apicella

  • Grand Prix: 1993 Italian Grand Prix (Monza)

  • Circumstances: Apicella's F1 debut came with the Jordan team as a replacement for Thierry Boutsen, who was injured. Unfortunately for Apicella, he was involved in a first-lap collision and had to retire from the race.

Markus Winkelhock

  • Grand Prix: 2007 European Grand Prix ( Nürburgring )

  • Circumstances: Winkelhock replaced Christijan Albers. One thing we all remember from this Grand Prix is that Winkelhock led the race for half a lap as of a pitstop strategy because of rain. After that Winkelhock never competed in F1.

Graham McRae

  • Grand Prix: 1973 British Grand Prix

  • Circumstances: He was not impressive. Qualifying went not so good and he even did not started the race.

Warwick Brown

  • Grand Prix: 1976 Grand Prix of the United States ( Watkins Glen)

  • Circumstances: Warwick qualified not super bad and finised with his Wolff in 14th place. Not bad for one Grand Prix!

Andre Lotterer

  • Grand Prix: 2014 Belgium Grand Prix ( Spa-Francorchamps)

  • Circumstances: Lotterer stepped in one race with the poor Caterham F1 Team. He started the race but needed to retire the car after one lap.

Of course there are a lot more drivers who only drove one Grand Prix. These days it does not happen so often that a driver only does one Grand Prix. Anyhow; if you know more drivers please leave it in the comments below. We always appreciate it!

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