Peter Walker (racing driver)

Peter Walker ( born October 7, 1912 in Leeds, † March 1, 1984 in Newtown, Worcestershire ) was a British racing driver.

The Briton with the impetuous driving style began his motorsport career in the 1930s at Brooklands, then the center of British motorsport, in an ERA, which he drove with his friend Peter Whitehead. After the Second World War, he was mainly celebrate victories in mountain race before 1950, the team of Jaguar and BRM were aware of him. Walker competed in four Formula 1 races, the GP of Great Britain in 1951 deserves special attention by the unusual heat of the engine of his BRM racing car, he was nearly roasted in the cockpit and yet achieved a seventh place. He celebrated his biggest success in 1951: together with Peter Whitehead, he won the 24 - hour race at Le Mans.

In the following years he focused mainly on sports car racing and was able to achieve some success even at Aston Martin. After a serious accident during the Le Mans race of 1956, he retired from racing.

Le Mans results

  • Formula 1 racing driver ( UK )
  • World Sports Car Championship racer
  • Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
  • Briton
  • Born in 1912
  • Died in 1984
  • Man