This article is about the racing driver. For the Welsh politician, see Arthur Owen (MP)
Arthur Owen (23 March 1915 in Lambeth, London – 27 April 2002 in Vilamoura, Portugal ) was a British racing driver from England. He participated in one Formula One World Championship Grand Prix, the 1960 Italian Grand Prix, driving a privately entered 2.2-litre Cooper. He crashed on the first lap of the race at the South Corner, due to brake failure. He retired with suspension damage and scored no championship points.
On 17 October 1955 Arthur Owen, Jim Russell and William Knight drove a 'bobtail' Cooper sports car at the Autodrome de Montlhéry to set thirteen international speed and distance records in Class G on this banked track. Owen went on to set further records at Monza in Italy.
On 5 September 1959, driving a Cooper-Climax, Owen made fastest time of the day at the Brighton Speed Trials. In 1962, Owen won the British Hill Climb Championship at the wheel of a Cooper-Climax T53, prepared by fellow-competitor Patsy Burt's PMB Garages team. Arthur Owen competed in the 1962 Macau Grand Prix in a Cooper single-seater, qualifying on pole position but crashing early in the race. He finished third in the first Japanese Grand Prix, held at Suzuka on 3 and 4 May 1963, driving a Lotus 23 sports car.
 Complete Formula One World Championship results
- ^ Jenkins, Richard. "The World Championship drivers - Where are they now?". OldRacingCars.com. Retrieved 2007-07-29.
- ^ Motor Sport, October 1960, Page 827.
- ^ Cooper Cars, by Doug Nye, MotorBooks/MBI Publishing Company, 2003.
- ^ The Autocar, 11 September 1959, Page 191; Motor Sport, October 1959, Page 795.
- ^ Motor Sport, October 1962, Page 781.
- ^ Colour and Noise, by Philip Newsome, Pages 71-72.
- ^ Motor Sport, June 1963, Page 448.
- The Racing Coopers, by Arthur Owen, Cassell, 1959, 243 Pages.