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Helmet of Peter Whitehead

Flag of Great Britain Peter Whitehead

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

Racing highlights

19572nd4th New Zealand Grand Prix
19571st6th Lady Wigram Trophy
19563rd3rd New Zealand Grand Prix
19563rdAustralian Grand Prix
19561stLady Wigram Trophy
19552nd2nd New Zealand Grand Prix
19541stLady Wigram Trophy
19511st19èmes Grand Prix d'Endurance les 24 Heures du Mans, Class S 5,0
19503rdFormula 1, II BRDC International Trophy, Great Britain
19381stAustralian Grand Prix

Racing career summary

Races entered42
Wins5
Podiums11
Pole positions1
Fastest laps3
Race win percentage11.9%
Podium percentage26.2%

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.

1957Racing2 races1 win2 podiums0 pole position1 fastest race lap
1956Racing5 races1 win3 podiums1 pole positions1 fastest race lap
1955Racing3 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position1 fastest race lap
1954Racing4 races1 win1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1953Racing5 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1952Racing4 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1951Racing7 races1 win1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1950Racing7 races0 wins2 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1949Racing3 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1938Racing1 race1 win1 podium? pole position? fastest race laps
1937Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps

Career details – the racing career of Peter Whitehead

1957 4th New Zealand Grand Prix

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0Scuderia Ambrosiana
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 555

1957 6th Lady Wigram Trophy

PositionPointsTeam
1st0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11101
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 555

1956 Sveriges Grand Prix, Kristianstad

PositionPointsTeam
6th0Graham Whitehead
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Jaguar D-type

1956 Australian Grand Prix

PositionPointsTeam
3rd0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 555

1956 3rd New Zealand Grand Prix

PositionPointsTeam
3rd0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 500

1956 Australian Tourist Trophy

PositionPointsTeam
6th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 750

1956 Lady Wigram Trophy

PositionPointsTeam
1st0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11111
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 500

1955 Tourist Trophy

PositionPointsTeam
0Peter Whitehead
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Cooper T38 (Jaguar)

1955 24h Le Mans Grand Prix d'Endurance

PositionPointsTeam
0Cooper Cars Co
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Cooper T38 (Jaguar)

1955 2nd New Zealand Grand Prix

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10101
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 500

1954 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
0Peter Whitehead
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Cooper T24 (Alta)
Click to show race results for Formula 1 1954.

1954 Tourist Trophy

PositionPointsTeam
6th0Jaguar Cars Ltd.
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Jaguar D-type

1954 1st New Zealand Grand Prix

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 125

1954 Lady Wigram Trophy

PositionPointsTeam
1st0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 125

1953 World Sportscar Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Jaguar Cars Ltd.
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
200??
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1953 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
0Atlantic Stable
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Cooper T24 (Alta)
Click to show race results for Formula 1 1953.

1953 Formula 2 (F1), II Grand Prix de Bordeaux, France

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Cooper

1953 Formula Libre, XV Grand Prix de l'Albigeois, France

PositionPointsTeam
5th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Cooper
Cooper

1952 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
0Peter Whitehead
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Alta F2 (Alta 1.5)
Ferrari 125/F2 (Ferrari)
Click to show race results for Formula 1 1952.

1952 Formula 1 XIV Grand Prix de l'Albigeois, France

PositionPointsTeam
5th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari

1952 Formula 2, V Gran Premio dell'Autodromo di Monza, Italy

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Alta

1951 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
0Scuderia Ferrari, Graham Whitehead, G.A. Vandervell, Peter Whitehead
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
40000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 375 Thinwall Special (Ferrari)
Ferrari 125 (Ferrari)
Click to show race results for Formula 1 1951.

1951 Formula 2, IV Gran Premio dell'Autodromo di Monza, Italy

PositionPointsTeam
8th0Peter Whitehead
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 125/166

1951 19èmes Grand Prix d'Endurance les 24 Heures du Mans, Class S 5,0

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Peter Walker
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Jaguar XK-120C

1951 Formula 1, V Gran Premio di Bari, Italy

PositionPointsTeam
6th0Peter Whitehead
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 125

1950 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
9th4Peter Whitehead
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 125 (Ferrari 1.5 V12C)
Click to show race results for Formula 1 1950.

1950 Formula Libre, IV Gran Premio Extraordinario Maria Eva Duarte de Perón (Palermo) Argentina

PositionPointsTeam
10th0P.N. Whitehead
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 125 C

1950 Formula 1, XI Gran Premio di San Remo, Italy

PositionPointsTeam
0Peter Whitehead
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 125

1950 18èmes Grand Prix d'Endurance les 24 Heures du Mans, Class S 5,0

PositionPointsTeam
8th0PCD Walker
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Jaguar XK 120

1950 Formula 1 Netherland Grand Prix

PositionPointsTeam
4th0Peter Whitehead
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 125 C

1950 Formula 1, II BRDC International Trophy, Great Britain

PositionPointsTeam
3rd0Peter Whitehead
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 125C

1949 Formula 1, X Gran Premio di San Remo, Italy

PositionPointsTeam
0Scudería Ambrosiana
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 125

1949 Formula 1 X Grand Prix de Belgique

PositionPointsTeam
4th0Scuderia Ferrari
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 125

1949 Formula Libre, IV Gran Premio Juan Domingo Peron (Palermo) Argentina

PositionPointsTeam
10th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 125 C

1938 Australian Grand Prix

PositionPointsTeam
1st0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
111??
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
ERA B-Type

1937 III Donington Grand Prix

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
E.R.A.
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