24 January 1943|
Maidenhead, Berkshire, England, UK
|Formula One World Championship career|
|Races||6 (0 starts)|
|First race||1975 German Grand Prix|
|Last race||1978 British Grand Prix|
|British Formula One Series career|
|Active years||1978, 1980, 1982|
Trimmer was born in Maidenhead, Berkshire. He entered six Formula One World Championship Grands Prix with uncompetitive teams, firstly Maki for four races in 1975 and 1976, resulting in four failures to qualify. He then entered the 1977 British Grand Prix (failed to pre-qualify) and the 1978 British Grand Prix (failed to qualify), with the Melchester Racing Team, driving a Surtees TS19 and a McLaren M23 respectively. However, also driving the Melchester McLaren, he finished a superb third in the rain-soaked 1978 BRDC International Trophy non-Championship race at Silverstone, coming home ahead of many of the greats of Formula One. That year he won the British Aurora F1 Championship.
Trimmer was also one of the few people to drive the Connew Formula One car, in its last ever race (in later Formula 5000
specification) in 1973. However the car collided with a barrier at Brands Hatch after a rear damper gave way.
Complete Formula One World Championship results
|1975||Maki Engineering||Maki F101C||Cosworth V8||ARG||BRA||RSA||ESP||MON||BEL||SWE||NED||FRA||GBR|| GER
|1976||Maki Engineering||Maki F102A||Cosworth V8||BRA||RSA||USW||ESP||BEL||MON||SWE||FRA||GBR||GER||AUT||NED||ITA||CAN||USA|| JPN
|1977||Melchester Racing||Surtees TS19||Cosworth V8||ARG||BRA||RSA||USW||ESP||MON||BEL||SWE||FRA|| GBR
|1978||Melchester Racing||McLaren M23||Cosworth V8||ARG||BRA||RSA||USW||MON||BEL||ESP||SWE||FRA|| GBR
|British Formula Three Championship
BRSCC Motorsport/Shell Series Champion
| Succeeded by|
|British Formula One Champion
| Succeeded by|
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