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Peter Kenneth Gethin (February 21, 1940 - December 5, 2011) was a British racing driver, who competed in Formula One between 1970-1974 and won the 1971 Italian Grand Prix. Gethin is also notable for being the only man to win any race in a Formula 5000 car, having won the (non-championship) 1973 Race of Champions in a Chevron-Chevrolet.

CareerEdit

Before Formula OneEdit

1970Edit

Peter Gethin made his Formula One début for McLaren at the Dutch Grand Prix, replacing the team's founder Bruce McLaren. His teammate would be Denny Hulme.

1971Edit

Gethin remained with McLaren for another season, and this time the team was reduced to only 2 cars. He won in the Italian Grand Prix with a close margin between him, Ronnie Peterson, François Cevert, Mike Hailwood and Howden Ganley.

1972Edit

Gethin moved to BRM for 1972. He only scored points at Italy, finishing 6th.

1973Edit

Gethin replaced Clay Regazzoni for the 1973 Canadian Grand Prix. He retired with an oil pump problem on his car.

He won the non-Championship race, Race of Champions.

1974Edit

Gethin replaced Guy Edwards for the 1974 British Grand Prix, when Edwards broke his wrist in a Formula 5000 accident. He retired on the first lap with physical problems.

After Formula OneEdit

Formula One Statistical OverviewEdit

Formula One RecordEdit

Year Entrant Team WDC Points WDC Pos. Report
1970 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing McLaren-Ford 1 23rd Report
1971 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing McLaren-Ford 9 9th Report
Yardley Team BRM BRM
1972 Marlboro BRM BRM 1 21st Report
1973 Marlboro BRM BRM 0 NC Report
1974 Embassy Racing with Graham Hill Lola-Ford 0 NC Report

Career StatisticsEdit

Entries 33
Starts 30
Pole Positions 0
Front Row Starts 0
Race Wins 1
Podiums 1
Fastest laps 0
Points 11
Laps Raced 1226
Distance Raced 5838 km
Races Led 1
Laps Led 3
Distance Led 17 km
Doubles 0
Hat-Tricks 0

Race WinsEdit

Win Number Grand Prix
1 1971 Italian Grand Prix

Career ResultsEdit

Complete Formula One results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Pts Pos
1970 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 Flag of Spain 1945 1977 Flag of Monaco Flag of Belgium Flag of the Netherlands Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Austria Flag of Italy Flag of Canada Flag of the United States Flag of Mexico 1 23rd
Ret Ret 10th NC 6th 14th Ret
1971 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 Flag of Spain 1945 1977 Flag of Monaco Flag of the Netherlands Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Austria Flag of Italy Flag of Canada Flag of the United States 9 9th
Ret 8th Ret NC 9th Ret Ret 10th 1st 14th 9th
1972 Flag of Argentina Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 Flag of Spain 1945 1977 Flag of Monaco Flag of Belgium Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Austria Flag of Italy Flag of Canada Flag of the United States 1 21st
Ret NC Ret Ret Ret DNS Ret 13th 6th Ret Ret
1973 Flag of Argentina Flag of Brazil Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 Flag of Spain 1945 1977 Flag of Belgium Flag of Monaco Flag of Sweden Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of the Netherlands Flag of Germany Flag of Austria Flag of Italy Flag of Canada Flag of the United States 0 NC
Ret
1974 Flag of Argentina Flag of Brazil Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 Flag of Spain 1945 1977 Flag of Belgium Flag of Monaco Flag of Sweden Flag of the Netherlands Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Austria Flag of Italy Flag of Canada Flag of the United States 0 NC
Ret


Key
Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
1stWinner Ret Retired
2ndPodium finish DSQ Disqualified
3rd DNQ Did not qualify
5thPoints finish DNPQ Did not pre-qualify
14thNon-points finish TD Test driver
NCNon-classified finish (<90% race distance) DNS Did not start
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