Peter B. Ryan (June 10, 1940 - July 2, 1962) was an American-born Canadian racing driver, the first Canadian in F1. He took part in one race, the 1961 United States Grand Prix where he drove a non-works Lotus, finishing 9th.

Personal lifeEdit

Ryan was born in New York City, USA to his father Joseph P. Ryan and his mother, and rose to prominence as a skier, winning the National Ski Association's junior downhill championship at Mount Rose, Nevada, in 1957.


Ryan was killed during the Coupe Internationale des Juniors Formula Junior race in Rheims on July 2, 1962 after colliding with Bill Moss which caused both cars to veer off the road at high speed and crash. Moss survived the accident, but Ryan's injuries were more severe and he died in a Paris hospital shortly afterwards. Ryan was only 22 years old, which meant that a long future ahead of him was tragically cut short.

Formula One Statistical OverviewEdit

Formula One RecordEdit

Year Entrant Team WDC Points WDC Pos. Report
1961 J. Wheeler Autosport Lotus-Climax 0 NC Report

Career StatisticsEdit

Entries 1
Starts 1
Pole Positions 0
Race Wins 0
Podiums 0
Fastest laps 0
Points 0

Career ResultsEdit

Complete Formula One results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Pts Pos
1961 Flag of Monaco Flag of the Netherlands Flag of Belgium Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Italy Flag of the United States 0 NC

Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
1stWinner Ret Retired
2ndPodium finish DSQ Disqualified
3rd DNQ Did not qualify
5thPoints finish DNPQ Did not pre-qualify
14thNon-points finish TD Test driver
NCNon-classified finish (<90% race distance) DNS Did not start
ItalicsScored point(s) for Fastest Lap [+] More Symbols
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