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Les Leston
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Nationality United Kingdom British
Formula One World Championship career
Active years 1956 - 1957
Teams Connaught, Cooper, BRM
Races 3 (2 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First race 1956 Italian Grand Prix
Last race 1957 British Grand Prix

Alfred Lazarus Fingleston (born 16 December 1920 in Bulwell, Nottinghamshire), better known as Les Leston, is a British former racing driver from England. Les started racing in a Jaguar SS100 before acquiring a Cooper and his own Leston Special. He become a Cooper works driver in 1954 and took the national Formula 3 championship in the same year. He participated in three Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on 2 September 1956. He scored no championship points.

Leston won the Luxembourg Grand Prix in 1952.

In later years, Leston manufacturered and sold aftermarket parts for cars, such as steering wheels and gear shifters.

Complete Formula One World Championship results

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 WDC Points
1956 Connaught Engineering Connaught Type B Alta Straight-4 ARG
MON
500
BEL
FRA
GBR
GER
ITA
Ret
NC 0
1957 Cooper Car Company Cooper T43 Climax Straight-4 ARG
MON
DNQ
500
FRA
NC 0
Owen Racing Organisation BRM P25 BRM Straight-4 GBR
Ret
GER
PES
ITA

References

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