Peter Whitehead

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Peter Whitehead (born 12 November 1914 in Menston, died 21 September 1958 in Lasalle, France) was a British racing driver who competed in Formula 1 from 1950 to 1954. The winner of the 1951 24 Hours of Le Mans, Whitehead is notable for being the first person to whom Enzo Ferrari ever sold an F1 car, a Ferrari 125. He died when his car fell 30 ft. down a ravine during the 1958 Tour de France. He was 43.

Complete Formula One results

Regular championship

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 WDC Points
1950 Peter Whitehead Ferrari 125 Ferrari V12 GBR
MON
DNS
500
FRA
3
ITA
7
9th 4
Scuderia Ferrari SUI
DNA
BEL
1951 Peter Whitehead Ferrari 125 Ferrari V12 SUI
Ret
500
BEL
FRA
Ret
GER
ITA
Ret
NC 0
Ferrari 375 Ferrari V12 ESP
DNA
G A Vandervell Ferrari 375 Thinwall Ferrari V12 GBR
9
1952 Peter Whitehead Alta F2 Alta Straight-4 SUI
500
BEL
FRA
Ret
NC 0
Ferrari 125 Ferrari V12 GBR
10
GER
NED
ITA
DNQ
1953 Atlantic Stable Cooper T24 Alta Straight-4 ARG
500
NED
BEL
FRA
GBR
9
GER
SUI
ITA
NC 0
1954 Peter Whitehead Cooper T24 Alta Straight-4 ARG
500
BEL
FRA
GBR
Ret
GER
SUI
ITA
ESP
NC 0

Champion Elimination Medals Championship

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 WDC Wins 2nd 3rd Points
1950 Peter Whitehead Ferrari 125 Ferrari V12 GBR
MON
DNS
500
FRA
3
ITA
7
9th 0 0 1 4
Scuderia Ferrari SUI
DNA
BEL
1951 Peter Whitehead Ferrari 125 Ferrari V12 SUI
Ret
500
BEL
FRA
Ret
GER
ITA
Ret
NC 0 0 0 0
Ferrari 375 Ferrari V12 ESP
DNA
G A Vandervell Ferrari 375 Thinwall Ferrari V12 GBR
9
1952 Peter Whitehead Alta F2 Alta Straight-4 SUI
500
BEL
FRA
Ret
NC 0 0 0 0
Ferrari 125 Ferrari V12 GBR
8
GER
NED
ITA
DNQ
1953 Atlantic Stable Cooper T24 Alta Straight-4 ARG
500
NED
BEL
FRA
GBR
7
GER
SUI
ITA
NC 0 0 0 0
1954 Peter Whitehead Cooper T24 Alta Straight-4 ARG
500
BEL
FRA
GBR
Ret
GER
SUI
ITA
ESP
NC 0 0 0 0

Johnny Claes Memorial Trophy

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 WDC Laps
1950 Peter Whitehead Ferrari 125 Ferrari V12 GBR
MON
0
DNS
ITA
16
2
6th 16
Scuderia Ferrari SUI
0
DNA
BEL
1951 Peter Whitehead Ferrari 125 Ferrari V12 SUI
0
NC
BEL
FRA
1
5
GER
ITA
0
NC
=19th 1
Ferrari 375 Ferrari V12 ESP
0
DNA
G A Vandervell Ferrari 375 Thinwall Ferrari V12 GBR
0
NC
1952 Peter Whitehead Alta F2 Alta Straight-4 SUI
BEL
FRA
0
NC
NC 0
Ferrari 125 Ferrari V12 GBR
0
NC
GER
NED
ITA
0
DNS
1953 Atlantic Stable Cooper T24 Alta Straight-4 ARG
NED
BEL
FRA
GBR
20
2
GER
SUI
9th 20
1954 Peter Whitehead Cooper T24 Alta Straight-4 BEL
FRA
GBR
2
4
GER
SUI
ITA
ESP
=19th 2