21 February 1940
5 December 2011
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 [ ]
Before Formula One [ ]
1970 [ ]
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 [ ]
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 [ ]
Gethin moved to
BRM for 1972. He only scored points at Italy, finishing 6th.
1973 [ ]
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 [ ]
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 [ ]
Formula One Statistical Overview [ ]
Formula One Record [ ]
Italic donates an entrant that was only used in non-championship races. * Classified as a Formula 5000 entrant.
Career Statistics [ ]
Race Wins [ ]
Career Results [ ]
Complete Formula One Results
2nd Podium finish
Did not qualify
Did not pre-qualify
Italics Scored point(s) for
Did not start
† Classified finish (retired with >90% race distance)
Non-classified finish (<90% race distance)
P Qualified for
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