Peter Warr

Peter Warr ( born June 18, 1938 in Kermanshah, Iran, † October 4, 2010 in France ) was a British racing driver and motor sport official. He was instrumental along with Bernie Ecclestone in the development of today's Formula 1 and worked as a manager and team leader for various Formula 1 racing teams.

After his time as a soldier in the British Army, Peter Warr worked from 1958 as a salesman at Lotus, and drove some Formula Junior and sports car racing. In 1969 he became manager of the Formula 1 team Lotus, which could with Jochen Rindt (1970) and Emerson Fittipaldi (1972 ) to win the world championship. In 1977, he joined as a team manager Walter Wolf Racing, after the sale of the team to Emerson Fittipaldi and Wilson, he also worked with the team Fittipaldi Automotive as a manager. In 1981 he returned to Lotus. After the death of Lotus founder Colin Chapman Warr from 1982 to 1989, Chief Executive Officer of Lotus. Here he succeeded in 1984, the commitment of Ayrton Senna and after his departure in 1987 the obligation of the reigning World Champion Nelson Piquet.

1989 Warr was permanent race director of the FIA ​​and 1991, briefly managing director of the British Racing Drivers ' Club, after which he retired to private life back to southern France.