Pete Lovely

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Pete Lovely
Born (1926-04-11)April 11, 1926
Died May 15, 2011(2011-05-15) (aged 85)
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality United States American
Active years 19591960, 19691971
Teams Lotus (mostly as privateer), non-works Cooper
Races 11 (7 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First race 1959 Monaco Grand Prix
Last race 1971 United States Grand Prix

Gerard Carlton "Pete" Lovely (April 11, 1926 – May 15, 2011) was a racecar driver and businessman from the United States. He was born in Livingston, Montana.

Racing career[edit]

On November 9, 1957, Lovely won the first ever race held at Laguna Seca, driving a Ferrari.[1] Lovely participated in 11 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on May 10, 1959. He scored no championship points. He was best known in his Formula One career for racing various private Lotus cars in World Championship events (usually entered under the banner of 'Pete Lovely Volkswagen') including a hybrid made from a Lotus 69 Formula Two car fitted with a Formula One-specification, 3.0L Cosworth DFV V8 engine. After his retirement from Formula One he was an entrant in various kinds of racing in the USA until the 1980s. Lovely's racing career spanned more than 50 years, and he continued to participate in Vintage and Historic events into the 2000s.

Business career[edit]

Lovely opened "Pete Lovely Volkswagen", a Volkswagen dealership in Fife, Washington in 1954 and ran it for 34 years. He also owned "Pete Lovely Racing" which restored vintage race cars.[2]

Pete Lovely died in Tacoma, Washington.


Complete Formula One World Championship results[edit]

(key)

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 WDC Points
1959 Team Lotus Lotus 16 Climax Straight-4 MON
DNQ
500 NED FRA GBR GER POR ITA USA NC 0
1960 Fred Armbruster Cooper T45 Ferrari Straight-4 ARG MON 500 NED BEL FRA GBR POR ITA USA
11
NC 0
1969 Pete Lovely Volkswagen Inc. Lotus 49B Cosworth V8 RSA ESP MON NED FRA GBR GER ITA CAN
7
USA
Ret
MEX
9
NC 0
1970 Pete Lovely Volkswagen Inc. Lotus 49B Cosworth V8 RSA ESP MON BEL NED
DNQ
FRA
DNQ
GBR
NC
GER AUT ITA CAN USA
DNQ
MEX NC 0
1971 Pete Lovely Volkswagen Inc. Lotus 69 Special Cosworth V8 RSA ESP MON NED FRA GBR GER AUT ITA CAN
NC
USA
NC
NC 0

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