15 October 1921|
Darlington, County Durham, England, UK
|Died||4 May 2014
Sevierville, Tennessee, USA
|Formula One World Championship career|
|Races||3 (2 starts)|
|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. 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. 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.
He died on 4 May 2014 at his home in Tennessee.
Complete Formula One World Championship results
|1967||Castrol Oils Ltd.||Eagle Mk1||Climax Straight-4||RSA
|1968||Castrol Oils Ltd.||Eagle Mk1||Climax Straight-4||RSA
|1969||John Maryon||Eagle Mk1||Climax Straight-4||RSA
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