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.
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|
|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|