Peter Walker  Great Britain

  • Full name Peter Douglas Conyers Walker
  • Birth date October 7, 1912
  • Birthplace Huby, Leeds, Yorkshire, Great Britain
  • Date of death March 1, 1984 (71 years 146 days)
  • Place of death Newtown, Worcestershire, Great Britain
  • Teams BRM, Connaught, ERA, Maserati
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World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1950 ERA 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 10 0 0 0 -
1951 BRM 1 1 0 0 1 7 0 0 19 0 0 0 -
1955 Maserati, Connaught 2 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 10 0 0 0 -
Total 4 4 0 0 1 7 0 0 10 0 0 0
Race Circuit Date
First race British Grand Prix Silverstone May 13, 1950 Race results
Last race British Grand Prix Aintree July 16, 1955 Race results
Profile

British driver Peter Walker died aged 71 in Newton, Worcestershire. Based in Herefordshire Walker enjoyed success in both circuit racing and hillclimbing with ERA, entering four grand prix. In 1950 he entered the British Grand Prix sharing the drive with Tony Rolt, the following year he attracted attention finishing seventh in a 1.5 litre supercharged BRM V16 despite nearly baking alive from the heat from a cracked exhaust. He is best remembered for winning Le Mans in 1951 in a C-type Jaguar which he shared with Peter Whitehead. He retired from racing after a crash in an Aston Martin at Le Mans in 1956.

Martin Williamson November 2009

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October 2, 1948

The second row starts the British Grand Prix

     

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