Al Pease

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Al Pease
Born (1921-10-15)15 October 1921
Darlington, County Durham, England, UK
Died 4 May 2014(2014-05-04) (aged 92)
Sevierville, Tennessee, USA
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality Canada Canadian
Active years 19671969
Teams privateer Eagle
Races 3 (2 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First race 1967 Canadian Grand Prix
Last race 1969 Canadian Grand Prix

Victor "Al" Pease (15 October 1921 – 4 May 2014) was a motor racing driver from Canada, born in Darlington, England.[1] He participated in three Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on 27 August 1967. He holds the unfortunate distinction of being the only competitor ever to be disqualified from a World Championship race, the 1969 Canadian Grand Prix, for being too slow. Pease was black-flagged after a series of on-track incidents, the last involving Matra driver Jackie Stewart. In response, Matra owner Ken Tyrrell protested to the officials and had Pease disqualified. At the time, Pease completed 22 laps in an uncompetitive car while the leaders finished 46.[2] Pease's F1 history happened during the Canadian Grand Prix, where his career consisted of a NC (1967, finishing 43 laps behind the leaders), DNS (engine trouble in 1968), and DSQ (1969).

Despite the brief duration of his Formula One career, Pease was highly successful in domestic Canadian motor sport competitions, and was inducted as a member of the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame in 1998.[3]

He died on 4 May 2014 at his home in Tennessee.[4]

Complete Formula One World Championship results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 WDC Pts
1967 Castrol Oils Ltd. Eagle Mk1 Climax Straight-4 RSA
MON
NED
BEL
FRA
GBR
GER
CAN
NC
ITA
USA
MEX
NC 0
1968 Castrol Oils Ltd. Eagle Mk1 Climax Straight-4 RSA
ESP
MON
BEL
NED
FRA
GBR
GER
ITA
CAN
DNS
USA
MEX
NC 0
1969 John Maryon Eagle Mk1 Climax Straight-4 RSA
ESP
MON
NED
FRA
GBR
GER
ITA
CAN
DSQ
USA
MEX
NC 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jenkins, Richard. "The World Championship drivers - Where are they now?". OldRacingCars.com. Retrieved 2007-07-29. 
  2. ^ Edmondson, Laurence (2010-02-05). "Drivers who failed to make the grade". ESPN. Retrieved 2014-02-17. 
  3. ^ "Interview: Al Pease". Vintage Racecar. May 2014. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Sixties F1 racer Al Pease dies". eurosport.com. 6 May 2014. Retrieved 6 May 2014.