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]

Peter Gethin made his Formula One début for McLaren at the Dutch Grand Prix, replacing the team's founder Bruce McLaren. His teammate would be Denny Hulme.

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]

Gethin moved to BRM for 1972. He only scored points at Italy, finishing 6th.

1973[edit | edit source]

Gethin replaced Clay Regazzoni for the 1973 Canadian Grand Prix. He retired with an oil pump problem on his car.

He won the non-Championship race, Race of Champions.

1974[edit | edit source]

Gethin replaced Guy Edwards for the 1974 British Grand Prix, when Edwards broke his wrist in a Formula 5000 accident. He retired on the first lap with physical problems.

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 United Kingdom Frank Lythgoe Racing Brabham-BMW Non-championship only
1969 United Kingdom Church Farm Racing Team McLaren-Chevrolet* Non-championship only
1970 United Kingdom Bruce McLaren Motor Racing McLaren-Ford Cosworth 1 23rd Report
United Kingdom Sid Taylor McLaren-Chevrolet*
1971 United Kingdom Bruce McLaren Motor Racing McLaren-Ford Cosworth 9 9th Report
United Kingdom Yardley Team BRM BRM
1972 United Kingdom Marlboro BRM BRM 1 21st Report
1973 United Kingdom Chevron Racing Cars Chevron-Chevrolet* 0 NC Report
United Kingdom Marlboro BRM BRM
1974 Belgium Racing Team VDS Chevron-Chevrolet* 0 NC Report
United Kingdom 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]

Entries 33
Starts 30
Pole Positions 0
Front Row Starts 0
Race Wins 1
Podiums 1
Fastest laps 0
Points 11
Laps Raced 1226
Distance Raced 5838 km (3628 mi)
Races Led 1
Laps Led 3
Distance Led 17 km (11 mi)
Doubles 0
Hat-Tricks 0

Race Wins[edit | edit source]

Win Number Grand Prix
1 1971 Italian Grand Prix

Career Results[edit | edit source]

Complete Formula One results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Pts Pos
1970 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of Spain 1945 1977.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Mexico.svg 1 23rd
Ret Ret 10th NC 6th 14th Ret
1971 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of Spain 1945 1977.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg 9 9th
Ret 8th Ret NC 9th Ret Ret 10th 1st 14th 9th
1972 Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of Spain 1945 1977.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg 1 21st
Ret NC Ret Ret Ret DNS Ret 13th 6th Ret Ret
1973 Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of Brazil (1968–1992).svg Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of Spain 1945 1977.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Sweden.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg 0 NC
Ret
1974 Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of Brazil (1968–1992).svg Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of Spain 1945 1977.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Sweden.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg 0 NC
Ret


Key
Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
1st Winner Ret Retired
2nd Podium finish DSQ Disqualified
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
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