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Alan Stacey

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Nationality  British
Championships  0
Active years  1958–1960
Wins  0

Teams  Lotus
Name  Alan Stacey
Entries  7
Role  Racing driver
Alan Stacey Alan Stacey British racing driver Killed 1960
Born  29 August 1933 (age 26)(1933-08-29)

Died  19 June 1960 (aged 26) Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Liège, Belgium

Similar  Chris Bristow, Ivor Bueb, Willy Mairesse

Alan Stacey (29 August 1933 – 19 June 1960), was a British racing driver. He began his association with Lotus when he built one of the MkVI kits then being offered by the company. Having raced this car he went on to build an Eleven, eventually campaigning it at Le Mans under the Team Lotus umbrella. During the following years he spent much time developing the Lotus Grand Prix cars, most notably the front engined 16 and then the 18. He participated in 7 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on 19 July 1958. He scored no championship points. He also participated in several non-Championship Formula One races.

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Sports car driver

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Stacey teamed with P.H. Ashdown in a Lotus 1098cc in the 1957 24 Hours of Le Mans. They finished 9th with an average speed of 159.458 km/h (99.083 mph). The top four places were taken by British Jaguar Racing teams. Stacey drove a Lotus-Climax to victory at Aintree, in a July 1959 race for sports cars of 1400cc to two litres. His time was 37 minutes 39.4 seconds.

Death

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Stacey was killed during the 1960 Belgian Grand Prix, at Spa-Francorchamps, when he crashed at 120 mph (190 km/h) after being hit in the face by a bird on lap 25, while lying sixth in his Lotus 18-Climax (the same type Lotus as Stirling Moss, Jim Clark and Innes Ireland).

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Stacey went off the road on the inside of fast, sweeping right hand Burnenville curve (the same corner where Moss crashed the previous day), climbed a waist-high embankment, penetrated ten feet of thick hedges, and fell into a field. He died within a few minutes of Chris Bristow, and within a few hundred feet of that wreck. In a mid-1980s edition of Road and Track Magazine, Stacey's friend and teammate Innes Ireland wrote an article about Stacey's death, in which he stated some spectators claimed a bird had flown into Stacey's face while he was approaching the curve, possibly knocking him unconscious, or even possibly killing him by breaking his neck, before the car crashed.

Personality

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Stacey was described as quiet and gregarious. His driving was "conservative" according to one observer.

More recently

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Stacey's original Lotus VI was purchased from its owner by the Stacey Family and underwent complete, but sympathetic restoration in the hands of Stacey's schoolfriend, VSCC, Bentley Drivers Club and Historic Grand Prix Drivers Association racer, Ian Bentall who had originally helped construct the car. The Lotus is still in the hands of the Stacey Family where it makes occasional appearances on the track.

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References

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