Peter Walker (racing driver)
|Born||7 October 1912|
|Died||1 March 1984(aged 71)|
|Formula One World Championship career|
|Active years||1950–1951, 1955|
|Teams||privateer ERA and Maserati, BRM, Connaught|
|First race||1950 British Grand Prix|
|Last race||1955 British Grand Prix|
Based in Herefordshire, Walker enjoyed success in both circuit racing and hillclimbing with an ERA. He shared it with Tony Rolt in the 1950 British Grand Prix, where the car was retired after two laps by Walker and three by Rolt.
In 1951 Walker achieved the victory for which he is best remembered, when he and co-driver Peter Whitehead won Le Mans for Jaguar, in a C-Type. A month later he finished seventh in the British Grand Prix in a 1.5-litre supercharged BRM V16, despite the heat from a broken exhaust burning his legs (his team-mate Reg Parnell, who finished 5th, suffered similar injuries). He largely retired from racing after crashing an Aston Martin at Le Mans in 1956.
Complete Formula One World Championship results
|1950||Peter Walker||ERA E||ERA Straight-6||GBR
|1951||BRM Ltd.||BRM P15||BRM V16||SUI||500||BEL||FRA||GBR
|1955||Stirling Moss||Maserati 250F||Maserati Straight-6||ARG||MON||500||BEL||NED
|Connaught Engineering||Connaught Type B||Alta Straight-4||GBR
- * Indicates shared drive with Tony Rolt.
- "The Grand Prix Who's Who", Steve Small, 1995
|Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans