Peter Ashdown

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Peter Ashdown
Born (1934-10-16) 16 October 1934 (age 80)
Danbury, Essex, England, UK
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality United Kingdom British
Active years 1959
Teams non-works Cooper
Races 1
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First race 1959 British Grand Prix
Last race 1959 British Grand Prix

Peter Hawthorn Ashdown (born 16 October 1934, Danbury, Essex)[1] is a former motor racing driver. He drove in a single Formula One World Championship Grand Prix, racing a Cooper.

Prior to Formula One, he was one of the leaders of the British Formula Junior scene, but an accident at Rouen-Les-Essarts in 1958, in which he broke his collarbone, considerably hampered his career.[2] He continued racing in a Formula Two Cooper-Climax entered by Alan Brown at the 1959 British Grand Prix at Aintree. From there he drove a Formula Junior Lola and many small-engined sports cars, winning his class in the 1960 and 1962 1000km Nürburgring. He retired in 1962.

Complete Formula One World Championship results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 WDC Points
1959 Equipe Alan Brown Cooper T45 (F2) Climax
Straight-4
MON 500 NED FRA GBR
12
GER POR ITA USA NC 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Drivers: Peter Ashdown". ChicaneF1.com. Retrieved 2007-11-27. 
  2. ^ "Driver: Ashdown, Peter". Autocourse Grand Prix Archive. Retrieved 2007-11-27.