|Born||April 11, 1926|
|Died||May 15, 2011(aged 85)|
|Formula One World Championship career|
|Active years||1959–1960, 1969–1971|
|Teams||Lotus (mostly as privateer), non-works Cooper|
|Races||11 (7 starts)|
|First race||1959 Monaco Grand Prix|
|Last race||1971 United States Grand Prix|
On November 9, 1957, Lovely won the first ever race held at Laguna Seca, driving a Ferrari. 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.
Pete Lovely died in Tacoma, Washington.
Complete Formula One World Championship results
|1959||Team Lotus||Lotus 16||Climax Straight-4||MON
|1960||Fred Armbruster||Cooper T45||Ferrari Straight-4||ARG||MON||500||NED||BEL||FRA||GBR||POR||ITA||USA
|1969||Pete Lovely Volkswagen Inc.||Lotus 49B||Cosworth V8||RSA||ESP||MON||NED||FRA||GBR||GER||ITA||CAN
|1970||Pete Lovely Volkswagen Inc.||Lotus 49B||Cosworth V8||RSA||ESP||MON||BEL||NED
|1971||Pete Lovely Volkswagen Inc.||Lotus 69 Special||Cosworth V8||RSA||ESP||MON||NED||FRA||GBR||GER||AUT||ITA||CAN