Al Pease

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Al Pease
Born(1921-10-15)15 October 1921
Darlington, County Durham, England, UK
Died4 May 2014(2014-05-04) (aged 92)
Sevierville, Tennessee, USA
Formula One World Championship career
NationalityCanada Canadian
Active years19671969
Teamsprivateer Eagle
Entries3 (2 starts)
Championships0
Wins0
Podiums0
Career points0
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
First entry1967 Canadian Grand Prix
Last entry1969 Canadian Grand Prix

Victor "Al" Pease (15 October 1921 – 4 May 2014) was a British-Canadian motor racing driver, born in Darlington, England. Growing up in England, he joined the British Army as a young man, serving in India, Rhodesia and Egypt. After his service, he emigrated to the United States, then Canada, in the 1960s; after a brief career as an illustrator, he took up motorsports.[1]

He participated in three Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on 27 August 1967. He is the only competitor disqualified from a World Championship race, the 1969 Canadian Grand Prix, for being too slow. He was black-flagged after a series of on-track incidents, the last involving Matra driver Jackie Stewart. In response, Matra owner Ken Tyrrell protested to the officials and had Pease disqualified. At the time, he had completed 22 laps in an uncompetitive car while the leaders had finished 46.[2] His Formula One career was limited to three Canadian Grands Prix, consisting of a non-classification (1967, finishing 43 laps behind the leaders), a failure to start (engine trouble in 1968), and a disqualification (1969).

Despite the brief duration of his Formula One career, Pease was highly successful in domestic Canadian motor sport competitions, and was inducted as a member of the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame in 1998.[3]

He died on 4 May 2014 at his home in Tennessee.[4]

Complete Formula One World Championship results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 WDC Pts
1967 Castrol Oils Ltd. Eagle Mk1 Climax Straight-4 RSA MON NED BEL FRA GBR GER CAN
NC
ITA USA MEX NC 0
1968 Castrol Oils Ltd. Eagle Mk1 Climax Straight-4 RSA ESP MON BEL NED FRA GBR GER ITA CAN
DNS
USA MEX NC 0
1969 John Maryon Eagle Mk1 Climax Straight-4 RSA ESP MON NED FRA GBR GER ITA CAN
DSQ
USA MEX NC 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jenkins, Richard. "The World Championship drivers - Where are they now?". OldRacingCars.com. Retrieved 2007-07-29.
  2. ^ Edmondson, Laurence (2010-02-05). "Drivers who failed to make the grade". ESPN. Retrieved 2014-02-17.
  3. ^ "Interview: Al Pease". Vintage Racecar. May 2014. Retrieved 8 May 2014.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Sixties F1 racer Al Pease dies". eurosport.com. 6 May 2014. Retrieved 6 May 2014.

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