Peter Kenneth Gethin (February 21, 1940 - December 5, 2011) was a British racing driver, who competed in Formula One between 1970-1974 and won the 1971 Italian Grand Prix. Gethin is also notable for being the only man to win any race in a Formula 5000 car, having won the (non-championship) 1973 Race of Champions in a Chevron-Chevrolet.
Career[edit | edit source]
Before Formula One[edit | edit source]
1970[edit | edit source]
1971[edit | edit source]
Gethin remained with McLaren for another season, and this time the team was reduced to only 2 cars. He won in the Italian Grand Prix with a close margin between him, Ronnie Peterson, François Cevert, Mike Hailwood and Howden Ganley.
1972[edit | edit source]
1973[edit | edit source]
He won the non-Championship race, Race of Champions.
1974[edit | edit source]
After Formula One[edit | edit source]
Formula One Statistical Overview[edit | edit source]
Formula One Record[edit | edit source]
|Year||Entrant||Team||WDC Pts.||WDC Pos.||Report|
|1968||Frank Lythgoe Racing||Brabham-BMW||Non-championship only|
|1969||Church Farm Racing Team||McLaren-Chevrolet*||Non-championship only|
|1970||Bruce McLaren Motor Racing||McLaren-Ford Cosworth||1||23rd||Report|
|1971||Bruce McLaren Motor Racing||McLaren-Ford Cosworth||9||9th||Report|
|Yardley Team BRM||BRM|
|1973||Chevron Racing Cars||Chevron-Chevrolet*||0||NC||Report|
|1974||Racing Team VDS||Chevron-Chevrolet*||0||NC||Report|
|Embassy Racing with Graham Hill||Lola-Ford Cosworth|
- Italic donates an entrant that was only used in non-championship races.
- * Classified as a Formula 5000 entrant.
Career Statistics[edit | edit source]
|Front Row Starts||0|
|Distance Raced||5838 km (3628 mi)|
|Distance Led||17 km (11 mi)|
Race Wins[edit | edit source]
|Win Number||Grand Prix|
|1||1971 Italian Grand Prix|
Career Results[edit | edit source]
|Complete Formula One results|
|3rd||DNQ||Did not qualify|
|5th||Points finish||DNPQ||Did not pre-qualify|
|14th||Non-points finish||TD||Test driver|
|NC||Non-classified finish (<90% race distance)||DNS||Did not start|
|Italics||Scored point(s) for Fastest Lap||[+] More Symbols|