Peter Revson  United States

  • Full name Peter Jeffrey Revson
  • Birth date February 27, 1939
  • Birthplace New York, United States
  • Date of death March 22, 1974 (35 years 23 days)
  • Place of death Kyalami, South Africa
  • Teams McLaren, Shadow, Team Lotus, Tyrrell
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World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1964 Team Lotus 6 4 0 0 2 13 0 0 10 0 0 0 -
1971 Tyrrell 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 19 0 0 0 -
1972 McLaren 9 9 0 4 8 2 1 2 1 0 0 23 5
1973 McLaren 14 14 2 4 11 1 0 3 2 0 0 38 5
1974 Shadow 2 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 4 0 0 0 -
Total 32 30 2 8 21 1 1 5 1 0 0 61
Race Circuit Date
First race Monaco Grand Prix Monaco May 10, 1964 Race results
Last race Brazilian Grand Prix Interlagos January 27, 1974 Race results
Profile

After a brief fling with Formula One in 1964, the heir to the Revlon cosmetic fortunes returned to race in sports cars in the US until good performances in Indy Cars attracted the attention of the Formula One fraternity. He guested in a Tyrrell at the US Grand Prix in 1971 before signing up for Yardley McLaren. He soon proved to be a reliable points-scorer.

When the McLaren M23 came on stream in 1973, he took an excellent first victory in the British Grand Prix, grabbing the initiative in the wet early stages and heading an intense four-car battle towards the end. Another win followed in the confused and wet Canadian race. He left McLaren after he was offered only a third car in 1974 and switched to Shadow, but he was killed in testing for the South African Grand Prix at Kyalami when the front suspension failed and the car hit the barriers.

Reproduced from The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Formula One published by Carlton Books

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March 22, 1974

The wreckage of Peter Revson's Shadow after his fatal crash during practice at Kyalami

March 22, 1974

Peter Revson, who was killed during practice at Kyalami

January 13, 1974

Peter Revson at the 1974 Argentinean Grand Prix

     

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