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Peter Walker (racing driver)

Peter Walker
Born (1912-10-07)7 October 1912
Died 1 March 1984(1984-03-01) (aged 71)
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality British
Active years 19501951, 1955
Teams privateer ERA and Maserati, BRM, Connaught
Entries 4
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First entry 1950 British Grand Prix
Last entry 1955 British Grand Prix

Peter Douglas Conyers Walker (7 October 1912 – 1 March 1984) was a British racing driver. He was born in Leeds, Yorkshire and died in Newtown, Worcestershire.

Based in Herefordshire, Walker enjoyed success in both circuit racing and hillclimbing with an ERA. He shared it with Tony Rolt in the 1950 British Grand Prix, where the car was retired after two laps by Walker and three by Rolt.

In 1951 Walker achieved the victory for which he is best remembered, when he and co-driver Peter Whitehead won Le Mans for Jaguar, in a C-Type. A month later he finished seventh in the British Grand Prix in a 1.5-litre supercharged BRM V16, despite the heat from a broken exhaust burning his legs (his team-mate Reg Parnell, who finished 5th, suffered similar injuries). He largely retired from racing after crashing an Aston Martin at Le Mans in 1956.

Complete Formula One World Championship results

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Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 WDC Points
1950 Peter Walker ERA E-Type ERA Straight-6 GBR
Ret*
MON 500 SUI BEL FRA ITA NC 0
1951 BRM Ltd. BRM P15 BRM V16 SUI 500 BEL FRA GBR
7
GER ITA ESP NC 0
1955 Stirling Moss Maserati 250F Maserati Straight-6 ARG MON 500 BEL NED
Ret
NC 0
Connaught Engineering Connaught Type B Alta Straight-4 GBR
Ret*
ITA
* Indicates shared drive with Tony Rolt.

References

  • "The Grand Prix Who's Who", Steve Small, 1995
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Louis Rosier
Jean-Louis Rosier
Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
1951 with:
Peter Whitehead
Succeeded by
Hermann Lang
Fritz Riess
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