Geoff Lees  Great Britain

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World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1978 Ensign 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 0 -
1979 Tyrrell 1 1 0 0 1 7 0 0 16 0 0 0 -
1980 Shadow, Ensign, Williams 8 2 0 0 1 13 0 0 24 0 0 0 -
1982 Theodore, Team Lotus 2 2 0 0 1 12 0 0 24 0 0 0 -
Total 12 5 0 0 3 7 0 0 16 0 0 0
Race Circuit Date
First race British Grand Prix Brands Hatch July 16, 1978 Race results
Last race French Grand Prix Paul Ricard July 25, 1982 Race results
Profile

Geoff Lees was one of those drivers who had the ill fortune to be handed uncompetitive or unreliable cars when his chance in Formula One came, and it had been a hard and self-financed graft to get there.

Between 1978 and 1982 he entered 12 races in eight different cars, qualifying five times (in five different chassis) and finishing three. In 1981 he won the European Formula Two crown, and frustrated by a lack of opportunities, he headed to Japan where he enjoyed a long career in F2, becoming a respected driver, winning the F2 title in 1983. In 1987 an unlikely lifeline was thrown his way when, aged 36, he was recalled to test drive for Williams and, briefly, there seemed a chance he might get a drive. In 2002 after a long absence he returned to race in the All-Japan GT series.

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April 1, 1980

Geoff Lees

March 1, 1980

Geoff Lees retired with a broken suspension

     

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