DRIVERS: PETER WALKER

Name: Peter Walker
Nationality: Great Britain
Date of birth: December 7, 1912 - Leeds
Date of death: March 1, 1984 - Newtown

The most heroic single seater deed performed by this Herefordshire-based gentleman farmer was finishing seventh in the 1951 British Grand Prix in a 1.5-liter supercharged BRM V16 despite being half roasted in the stifling cockpit. The same season saw him win Le Mans for Jaguar, sharing a C-type with Peter Whitehead, a feat for which he is best remembered. He retired from racing after crashing an Aston Martin at Le Mans in 1955 and finished his life an alcoholic derelict in the streets and hostels of east London.

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