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Helmet of Eric Thompson

Flag of Great Britain Eric Thompson

nationality British born November 4, 1919 hometown Ditton Hill, Surrey died August 22, 2015 place of death Guildford, Surrey

Racing highlights

19532ndWorld Sports Car Championship RAC Tourist Trophy
19511st19th Grand Prix of Endurance 24 Hours of Le Mans Class S 3.0
19491stLe Mans 24h - S 1.5

Racing career summary

Races entered12
Wins2
Podiums4
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
Race win percentage16.7%
Podium percentage33.3%

Disclaimer: the data and summaries are all taken from the data available in the career details section further below on this page. If you know of things missing or have corrections, please log in and submit them.

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.

1955Racing2 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1954Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1953Racing4 races0 wins2 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1952Racing2 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1951Racing1 race1 win1 podium? pole position? fastest race laps
1950Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1949Racing1 race1 win1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps

Career details – the racing career of Eric Thompson

1955 24h Le Mans Grand Prix d'Endurance

PositionPointsTeam
0Connaught Engineering
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Connaught AL/SR

1955 23rd Grand Prix of Endurance 24 Hours of Le Mans Class S 1.5

PositionPointsTeam
0Connaught Engineering
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Connaught AL/SRLea Francis 1.5

1954 22nd Grand Prix of Endurance 24 Hours of Le Mans Class S 5.0

PositionPointsTeam
0Aston Martin Lagonda
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lagonda DP115Lagonda 4.5

1953 World Sportscar Championship - S3.0

PositionPointsTeam
0David Brown
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Aston Martin DB3S

1953 21st Grand Prix of Endurance 24 Hours of Le Mans Class S 3.0

PositionPointsTeam
0Aston Martin Ltd.
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Aston Martin DB3SLagonda 3.0

1953 World Sports Car Championship RAC Tourist Trophy

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0Aston Martin
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Aston Martin DB3SAston Martin 2.6

1952 World Championship of Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
16th2Connaught Engineering
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Connaught ALea Francis 2.0Dunlop
Click to show race results for World Championship of Drivers 1952.

1952 20th Grand Prix of Endurance 24 Hours of Le Mans Class S 3.0

PositionPointsTeam
0Aston Martin Ltd.
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
100?0
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Aston Martin DB3Lagonda 2.6

1951 19th Grand Prix of Endurance 24 Hours of Le Mans Class S 3.0

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Aston Martin Ltd.
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
111??
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Aston Martin DB2Aston Martin 2.6

1950 Le Mans 24h - S 3.0

PositionPointsTeam
0Aston Martin Ltd
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Aston Martin DB2Lagonda 2.6

1949 Le Mans 24h - S 1.5

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Ecurie Lapin Blanc
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
HRG 1500 Lightweight Le MansSinger 1.5
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