Ken Wharton

1916 - 1957

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Frederick Charles Kenneth Wharton (21 March 1916, Smethwick – 12 January 1957, Ardmore, Auckland, New Zealand) was a British racing driver from England. He competed in off-road trials, hillclimbs, and rallying, and also raced sports cars and single-seaters. He began racing in the new National 500cc Formula in his own special, and later acquired a Cooper. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ken Wharton has received more than 31,156 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Ken Wharton is the 436th most popular racing driver (down from 350th in 2019), the 3,893rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,945th in 2019) and the 71st most popular British Racing Driver.

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Among racing drivers, Ken Wharton ranks 436 out of 888Before him are Geoff Lees, Jacques Swaters, Al Pease, Roger Laurent, Ricardo Zonta, and Roberto Bussinello. After him are Al Unser, François Hesnault, Yuji Ide, Fritz d'Orey, Johnnie Parsons, and Éric Bernard.

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Among people born in 1916, Ken Wharton ranks 216Before him are José Joaquín Trejos Fernández, Ľudmila Pajdušáková, David Brown, Spark Matsunaga, Lidia Wysocka, and Nadya Nozharova. After him are Yasuji Miyazaki, Paul Felix Schmidt, Herbert Friedman, Roger Apéry, Dingiri Banda Wijetunga, and I. J. Good. Among people deceased in 1957, Ken Wharton ranks 167Before him are Devdas Gandhi, Zenón Noriega Agüero, Judy Tyler, Ezio Pinza, Demetrio Neyra, and Edward Evans, 1st Baron Mountevans. After him are Robert Esnault-Pelterie, Edith Abbott, Bernard Knubel, Roger Vercel, Clarence Walker, and Hjalmar Johansson.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Ken Wharton ranks 3,893 out of 6,924Before him are Helen Fielding (1958), David Arnold (1962), Jamie Hewlett (1968), John Whitehurst (1713), Rita Tushingham (1942), and James Nesbitt (1965). After him are Charles Jarrott (1927), Bill Moggridge (1943), Barnes Wallis (1887), Justin Welby (1956), Michael Portillo (1953), and Daniel Sturridge (1989).

Among RACING DRIVERS In United Kingdom

Among racing drivers born in United Kingdom, Ken Wharton ranks 71Before him are Peter Arundell (1933), Ivor Bueb (1923), Bob Evans (1947), Ian Burgess (1930), Geoff Lees (1951), and Al Pease (1921). After him are Brian Henton (1946), Mark Blundell (1966), Geoffrey Crossley (1921), Sam Tingle (1921), Chris Irwin (1942), and Ron Flockhart (1923).