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Peter Gethin
Nationality United Kingdom British
Formula One World Championship career
Active years 1970 - 1974
Teams McLaren, BRM, Hill
Races 31 (30 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 1
Podiums 1
Career points 11
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First race 1970 Dutch Grand Prix
First win 1971 Italian Grand Prix
Last win 1971 Italian Grand Prix
Last race 1974 British Grand Prix

Peter Kenneth Gethin (born 21 February 1940, Ewell, Surrey, England) is a former racing driver.

Peter Gethin during practice of the 1971 German Grand Prix.

He participated in 31 World Championship Formula One Grands Prix, debuting on 21 June 1970. He won the 1971 Italian Grand Prix in the fastest average speed in Formula One history (until the record was broken by Michael Schumacher at the same race in 2003), but this was his only podium finish. There was only 0.01 seconds between him and second placed Ronnie Peterson, also a record). Indeed, he never led an entire lap of Formula One racing, as he passed from fourth to first in the last lap. He also participated in numerous non-Championship Formula One races.

Gethin also raced for Team McLaren in the 1970 Canadian-American Challenge Cup series, driving the McLaren M8D that had been driven by Dan Gurney in the first three races of the season. Gethin won one race and finished third in the 1970 championship.

In 1974 Gethin won the Tasman Series, a Formula 5000 series held in Australia and New Zealand. Gethin drove a Chevron B24 Chevrolet.

He later ran a Formula 3000 team.[1]


Complete Formula One World Championship results

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 WDC Points
1970 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing McLaren M14A Ford V8 RSA ESP MON BEL NED
Ret
FRA GBR GER
Ret
AUT
10
ITA
NC
CAN
6
USA
14
MEX
Ret
23rd 1
1971 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing McLaren M14A Ford V8 RSA
Ret
ESP
8
MON
Ret
9th 9
McLaren M19A Ford V8 NED
NC
FRA
9
GBR
Ret
GER
Ret
Yardley Team BRM BRM P160 BRM V12 AUT
10
ITA
1
CAN
14
USA
9
1972 Marlboro BRM BRM P160B BRM V12 ARG
Ret
RSA
NC
MON
Ret
BEL
Ret
FRA
DNS
GBR
Ret
GER 21st 1
BRM P180 BRM V12 ESP
Ret
BRM P160C BRM V12 AUT
13
ITA
6
CAN
Ret
USA
Ret
1973 Marlboro BRM BRM P160E BRM V12 ARG BRA RSA ESP BEL MON SWE FRA GBR NED GER AUT ITA CAN
Ret
USA NC 0
1974 Embassy Racing with Graham Hill Lola T370 Ford V8 ARG BRA RSA ESP BEL MON SWE NED FRA GBR
Ret
GER AUT ITA CAN USA NC 0

References

Sporting positions
Preceded by
None
British Formula 5000 Champion
1969-1970
Succeeded by
Frank Gardner
Preceded by
Emerson Fittipaldi
Brands Hatch Race of Champions winner
1973
Succeeded by
Jacky Ickx
Preceded by
Graham McRae
Tasman Series Champion
1974
Succeeded by
Warwick Brown
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