Peter Revson

Peter Jeffrey Revson ( born February 27, 1939 in New York; † March 22, 1974 at Kyalami, South Africa) was an American race car driver.

Peter Revson was a future legacy of that time is estimated at around 1 billion assets of his father Charles Revson, which found its origin in the Kosmetikonzern Revlon. Revson was the ultimate Formula 1 playboy who missed no party and slipped on his 10 - meter yacht with good-looking young ladies through the water. Among other things, the bachelor was together with the former Miss World Marjorie Wallace, whom he had met at the 1973 Indianapolis 500 race, seen.

Racing career

Revson did not contest its first race in the Formula 1 season in 1964 with a Lotus - BRM. His best finish in four starts was the 13th place in the Grand Prix of Italy. In Monte Carlo he could not qualify and in Rouen, he had to surrender before the race to Mike Hailwood his car.

Then Revson drove on the American continent in different racing series ( Can- Am, Trans-Am and others) again. His greatest achievement in this period was the second place in the 500-mile race at Indianapolis in 1971 on a McLaren - Offenhauser behind his teammate Al Unser.

His next Formula 1 use Revson had only at the U.S. Grand Prix in the 1971 season for Tyrrell. But already in the first round came in to the stop with clutch failure.

This was followed in 1972 and 1973 two very successful for years in Revson McLaren team. Revson reached a total of 61 championship points out of 23 for McLaren. His best results were two victories ( the Grand Prix of Great Britain and the Grand Prix of Canada in 1973 ) and two second and four third places. In both seasons, he finished fifth in the drivers' standings.

After he did not come for 1974 Shadow in two races due to technical problems to the finish, he was killed while testing for the Grand Prix of South Africa at Kyalami. Cause of the accident was a suspension failure on his Shadow DN3.


Grand Prix victories

Individual results

Le Mans results