12 November 1945|
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Formula One World Championship career|
|Active years||1969 – 1971|
|Entries||13 (11 starts)|
|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
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. He was inducted into the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame in 1994.
Complete Formula One World Championship results
|1969||Owen Racing Organisation||BRM P138||BRM P142 3.0 V12||RSA||ESP||MON||NED||FRA||GBR||GER||ITA||CAN||USA
|1970||Owen Racing Organisation||BRM P139||BRM P142 3.0 V12||RSA
|Yardley Team BRM||NED
|1971||Yardley Team BRM||BRM P160||BRM P142 3.0 V12||RSA||ESP||MON||NED||FRA||GBR||GER||AUT||ITA||CAN
- "Where are they now?: Snapshot of speed: Lives & fates 40 years after Riverside's 1968 Can-Am". Autoweek. Retrieved 17 April 2016.