George Eaton

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George Eaton
Born (1945-11-12) 12 November 1945 (age 71)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality Canada Canadian
Active years 19691971
Teams BRM
Entries 13 (11 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First entry 1969 United States Grand Prix
Last entry 1971 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 RSA ESP MON NED FRA GBR GER ITA CAN USA
Ret
MEX
Ret
NC 0
1970 Owen Racing
Organisation
BRM P139 BRM RSA
Ret
NC 0
BRM P153 BRM ESP
DNQ
Yardley
Team BRM
BRM P153 BRM MON
DNQ
BEL NED
Ret
FRA
12
GBR
Ret
GER AUT
11
ITA
Ret
CAN
10
USA
Ret
MEX
1971 Yardley
Team BRM
BRM P160 BRM RSA ESP MON NED FRA GBR GER AUT ITA CAN
15
USA     NC 0

See also[edit]

List of Canadians in Champ Car

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