Leslie Thorne  Great Britain

  • Full name William Roberts Leslie Thorne
  • Birth date June 23, 1916
  • Birthplace Greenock, Renfrewshire, Great Britain
  • Date of death July 13, 1993 (77 years 20 days)
  • Place of death Troon, Ayrshire, Great Britain
  • Teams Connaught
World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1954 Connaught 1 1 0 0 1 14 0 0 23 0 0 0 -
Total 1 1 0 0 1 14 0 0 23 0 0 0
Race Circuit Date
Only race British Grand Prix Silverstone July 17, 1954 [race_results]
Profile

Leslie Thorne was a reasonable hillclimb racer before World War Two whose one Formula One championship outing came at the 1954 British Grand Prix where he finished a distant 14th. On the strength of some good showings the previous year in a Formula 3 Cooper-Norton he had been persuaded by David Murray, the owner of Ecurie Ecosse and a friend of his, to try the team's Connaught, which he did in several non-championship races as well as at Silverstone.

Martin Williamson November 2009

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