Eric Thompson  Great Britain

  • Full name Eric Thompson
  • Birth date November 4, 1919
  • Birthplace Ditton Hill, Surbiton, Great Britain
  • Current age 94 years 297 days
  • Teams Connaught
World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1952 Connaught 1 1 0 0 1 5 0 0 9 0 0 2 18
Total 1 1 0 0 1 5 0 0 9 0 0 2
Race Circuit Date
Only race British Grand Prix Silverstone July 19, 1952 [race_results]
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Eric Thompson emerged as a driver in the immediate post-war years primarily in endurance events, taking a class win at the 1949 Le Mans 24 Hours as well as handicap races at Goodwood. Between 1949 and 1953 he raced with success for the Aston Martin team.

His only Formula One championship appearance came at the 1952 British Grand prix when he finished a distant fifth place. He continued to race until the end of 1955, thereafter concentrating on his business as a Lloyds underwriter. In later years he became a dealer in rare motoring literature.

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June 13, 1954

Eric Thompson in an Aston Martin Lagonda at the 1954 Le Mans

     

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