Bill Whitehouse

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Bill Whitehouse
Born (1909-04-01)1 April 1909
Died 14 July 1957(1957-07-14) (aged 48)
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality United Kingdom British
Active years 1954
Teams privateer Connaught
Entries 1
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First entry 1954 British Grand Prix
Last entry 1954 British Grand Prix

Bill Whitehouse (1 April 1909 in Plumstead – 14 July 1957 at Reims) was a British racing driver from England.

Bill started racing in a Cooper 500 in 1949 in 500 cc Car Club National races (later Formula 3). Several wins and top placings followed and through this he became friends with fellow car dealer Bernie Ecclestone. He participated in one Formula One World Championship Grand Prix, on 17 July 1954. He retired from the race with fuel system problems, and scored no World Championship points. He also competed in several non-Championship Formula One races. Bill was the owner of Westmount Garage in Blendon, Bexley, Kent. This Garage was later the base for the Gemini Formula Junior Team. He was killed in a Formula Two crash at the Reims Circuit driving a works car, loaned after his privately entered Cooper T39 had engine failure.[1] Later in that race the American Herbert MacKay-Fraser was also killed.

Complete Formula One World Championship results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 WDC Points
1954 Bill Whitehouse Connaught Type A Lea-Francis Straight-4 ARG 500 BEL FRA GBR
Ret
GER SUI ITA ESP NC 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Small, Steve (1994). The Guinness Complete Grand Prix Who's Who. Guinness. p. 401. ISBN 0851127029. 

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