George Eaton

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George Eaton
Born (1945-11-12) 12 November 1945 (age 73)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Formula One World Championship career
NationalityCanada Canadian
Active years19691971
TeamsBRM
Entries13 (11 starts)
Championships0
Wins0
Podiums0
Career points0
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
First entry1969 United States Grand Prix
Last entry1971 Canadian Grand Prix

George Ross Eaton (born 12 November 1945) is a Canadian former racing driver who is a member of the prominent Eaton family.

Life and career[edit]

Eaton was born in Toronto, he is the youngest son of John and Signy Eaton. He gained attention as a Canadian race driver who participated in Can Am, Formula One and Formula A races.

He served as president of the family company for ten years. Under his leadership, Eaton's continued its precipitous decline from its historic dominance in the Canadian retail market.

His Formula One career with British Racing Motors included 13 World Championship Grands Prix and one non-Championship race, debuting on 5 October 1969. He scored no championship points.

Eaton raced in the Can-Am series in 1968, 69 and 70. He was the top Canadian in the Can-Am Series in 1969. He participated in the Canadian Formula A series in 1969 and the Continental Series in 1969 and 1971 but retired from racing after 1972.[1] He was inducted into the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame in 1994.

Complete Formula One World Championship results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 WDC Points
1969 Owen Racing Organisation BRM P138 BRM P142 3.0 V12 RSA ESP MON NED FRA GBR GER ITA CAN USA
Ret
MEX
Ret
NC 0
1970 Owen Racing Organisation BRM P139 BRM P142 3.0 V12 RSA
Ret
NC 0
BRM P153 ESP
DNQ
MON
DNQ
BEL
Yardley Team BRM NED
Ret
FRA
12
GBR
Ret
GER AUT
11
ITA
Ret
CAN
10
USA
Ret
MEX
1971 Yardley Team BRM BRM P160 BRM P142 3.0 V12 RSA ESP MON NED FRA GBR GER AUT ITA CAN
15
USA     NC 0

See also[edit]

List of Canadians in Champ Car

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Where are they now?: Snapshot of speed: Lives & fates 40 years after Riverside's 1968 Can-Am". Autoweek. Retrieved 17 April 2016.

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