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Flag of Great Britain Peter Whitehead

nationality British born November 12, 1914 hometown Menston, Yorkshire died September 21, 1958 place of death Cros (F)

Career summary

Helmet of Peter Whitehead
Races entered42
Wins5
Podiums11
Pole positions1
Fastest laps2
Race win percentage11.9%
Podium percentage26.2%

Racing highlights

19572ndNew Zealand Grand Prix
19571stLady Wigram Trophy
19563rdNew Zealand Grand Prix
19563rdAustralian Grand Prix
19561stLady Wigram Trophy
19552ndNew Zealand Grand Prix
19541stLady Wigram Trophy
19511stLe Mans 24h - S 5.0
19503rdFormula 1, II BRDC International Trophy, Great Britain
19381stAustralian Grand Prix

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Career overview – years in numbers

The following numbers are a summary of the more detailed information available in the Career details further below on the page. Seasons spanning over two years (for example 2013-14 championships) have their race results accounted for in the year the championship ends.

19572 races1 win2 podiums0 pole position1 fastest race lap
19565 races1 win3 podiums1 pole positions1 fastest race lap
19553 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
19544 races1 win1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
19535 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
19524 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
19517 races1 win1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
19507 races0 wins2 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
19493 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
19381 race1 win1 podium? pole position? fastest race laps
19371 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps

Career details – the racing career of Peter Whitehead

19572ndNew Zealand Grand Prix
Car: Ferrari 555
1stLady Wigram Trophy
Fastest lap of the race.
Car: Ferrari 555
19566thSveriges Grand Prix, Kristianstad
Graham Whitehead
Car: Jaguar D-type
3rdAustralian Grand Prix
Car: Ferrari 555
3rdNew Zealand Grand Prix
Car: Ferrari 500
6thAustralian Tourist Trophy
Car: Ferrari 750
1stLady Wigram Trophy
Started from pole position. Fastest lap of the race.
Car: Ferrari 500
1955Tourist Trophy
Peter Whitehead
Car: Cooper T38 (Jaguar)
24h Le Mans Grand Prix d'Endurance
Cooper Cars Co
Car: Cooper T38 (Jaguar)
2ndNew Zealand Grand Prix
Car: Ferrari 500
1954Formula 1
1 race. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. 0 fastest race laps.
Peter Whitehead
Car: Cooper T24 (Alta)
6thTourist Trophy
Jaguar Cars Ltd.
Car: Jaguar D-type
New Zealand Grand Prix
Car: Ferrari 125
1stLady Wigram Trophy
Car: Ferrari 125
1953World Sportscar Championship
2 races. 0 wins. 0 podiums. ? pole positions. ? fastest race laps.
Jaguar Cars Ltd.
Formula 1
1 race. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. 0 fastest race laps.
Atlantic Stable
Car: Cooper T24 (Alta)
Formula 2 (F1), II Grand Prix de Bordeaux, France
Car: Cooper
5thFormula Libre, XV Grand Prix de l'Albigeois, France
Cars: Cooper, Cooper
1952Formula 1
2 races. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. 0 fastest race laps.
Peter Whitehead
Cars: Alta F2 (Alta 1.5), Ferrari 125/F2 (Ferrari)
5thFormula 1 XIV Grand Prix de l'Albigeois, France
Car: Ferrari
Formula 2, V Gran Premio dell'Autodromo di Monza, Italy
Car: Alta
1951Formula 1
4 races. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. 0 fastest race laps.
Scuderia Ferrari, Graham Whitehead, G.A. Vandervell, Peter Whitehead
Cars: Ferrari 375 Thinwall Special (Ferrari), Ferrari 125 (Ferrari)
8thFormula 2, IV Gran Premio dell'Autodromo di Monza, Italy
Peter Whitehead
Car: Ferrari 125/166
1st19èmes Grand Prix d'Endurance les 24 Heures du Mans, Class S 5,0
Peter Walker
Car: Jaguar XK-120C
6thFormula 1, V Gran Premio di Bari, Italy
Peter Whitehead
Car: Ferrari 125
19509thFormula 1
2 races. 0 wins. 1 podiums. 0 pole positions. 0 fastest race laps.
Peter Whitehead
Car: Ferrari 125 (Ferrari 1.5 V12C)
10thFormula Libre, IV Gran Premio Extraordinario Maria Eva Duarte de Perón (Palermo) Argentina
P.N. Whitehead
Car: Ferrari 125 C
Formula 1, XI Gran Premio di San Remo, Italy
Peter Whitehead
Car: Ferrari 125
8th18èmes Grand Prix d'Endurance les 24 Heures du Mans, Class S 5,0
PCD Walker
Car: Jaguar XK 120
4thFormula 1 Netherland Grand Prix
Peter Whitehead
Car: Ferrari 125 C
3rdFormula 1, II BRDC International Trophy, Great Britain
Peter Whitehead
Car: Ferrari 125C
1949Formula 1, X Gran Premio di San Remo, Italy
Scudería Ambrosiana
Car: Ferrari 125
4thFormula 1 X Grand Prix de Belgique
Scuderia Ferrari
Car: Ferrari 125
10thFormula Libre, IV Gran Premio Juan Domingo Peron (Palermo) Argentina
Car: Ferrari 125 C
19381stAustralian Grand Prix
Car: ERA B-Type
1937III Donington Grand Prix
Car: E.R.A.

Karting details – the karting career of Peter Whitehead

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