Graham Whitehead

Alfred Graham Whitehead (born in Harrogate, 15 April 1922 – died in Lower Basildon, Berkshire, 15 January 1981) was a British racing driver from England. He participated in one Formula One World Championship Grand Prix, on 19 July 1952. He finished 12th, scoring no championship points. He also competed in several non-Championship Formula One races. He began racing his half-brother Peter's ERA, in 1951 and then drove his Formula Two Alta in the 1952 British Grand Prix.[1] He finished second at 1958 24 Hours of Le Mans only weeks before the accident on the Tour de France in which Peter was killed. Graham escaped serious injury and later raced again with an Aston Martin and Ferrari 250GT before stopping at the end of 1961.[1]

Graham Whitehead
Born(1922-04-15)15 April 1922
Died15 January 1981(1981-01-15) (aged 58)
Formula One World Championship career
NationalityUnited Kingdom British
Active years1952
TeamsPrivateer Alta
Entries1
Championships0
Wins0
Podiums0
Career points0
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
First entry1952 British Grand Prix
Last entry1952 British Grand Prix
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Years1953-55, 1957-60
TeamsBristol Aeroplance Co., David Brown, Cooper Car Co. and A. G. Whitehead
Best finish2nd (1958)
Class wins0

Graham finished second in the first Goodwood Nine Hours race in 1952 co driving American Tom Cole's Ferrari.[2]

Racing recordEdit

Career highlightsEdit

Season Series Position Team Car
1951 WHDCC Trophy [3] 2nd ERA B-Type
BRDC International Trophy [4] 3rd A. G. Whitehead ERA B-Type
Kenning Trophy [3] 3rd ERA B-Type
1952 Goodwood Nine Hours [5] 2nd Tom Cole Ferrari 225 S
1956 Grand Prix des Frontières [6] 3rd Graham Whitehead Aston Martin DB3S
1958 Whitsun Trophy [7] 1st Lister-Jaguar
Eläintarhanajo [8] 2nd Aston Martin DB3S
24 Heures du Mans [9] 2nd A.G. Whitehead Aston Martin DB3S
1959 Eläintarhanajo [10] 3rd Aston Martin DBR1/300
1960 Eläintarhanajo [11] 3rd Lola-Climax Mk.1
Grande Prémio de Angola [12] 3rd Ferrari 250 GT
1961 Lombard Trophy [13] 2nd Graham Whitehead Ferrari 250 GT SWB
Grand Prix de Spa [GT +2.0] [14] 2nd A. G. Whitehead Ferrari 250 GT SWB

Complete Formula One World Championship resultsEdit

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 WDC Points
1952 Peter Whitehead Alta F2 Alta Straight-4 SUI 500 BEL FRA GBR
12
GER NED ITA NC 0
Source:[1]

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans resultsEdit

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1953   British Aeroplane Co.   Lance Macklin Bristol 450 S2.0 29 DNF
(Fire, accident)
1954   David Brown   Ian Stewart Aston Martin DB3S S3.0 65 DNF
(Accident)
1955   Cooper Cars Co   Peter Whitehead Cooper-Jaguar T38 S5.0 36 DNF
(Oil pressure)
1957   D. Brown   Peter Whitehead Aston Martin DBR2 S5.0 81 DNF
(Gearbox)
1958   A.G. Whitehead   Peter Whitehead Aston Martin DB3S S3.0 293 2nd 2nd
1959   A.G. Whitehead   Brian Naylor Aston Martin DBR1/300 S3.0 52 DNF
(Accident)
1960   A.G. Whitehead   Henry Taylor Ferrari 250 GT SWB GT3.0 258 DNF
(Engine)

Complete 12 Hours of Reims resultsEdit

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1954   H. W. Motord   Tony Gaze HWM-Jaguar 206 7th 7th

Complete 12 Hours of Hyères resultsEdit

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1953   Tony Gaze Aston Martin DB3 DNF
1954   G. Whitehead   Pat Griffith Aston Martin DB3S DNF
(Accident)
1955   Graham Whitehead   Peter Whitehead Aston Martin DB3S S+2.0 DNF
(Cooling)

Complete 12 Hours of Casablanca resultsEdit

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1953   Graham Whitehead   Peter Whitehead Aston Martin DB3 S+2.0 5th 4th

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Small, Steve (1994). The Guinness Complete Grand Prix Who's Who. Guinness. p. 400. ISBN 0851127029.
  2. ^ "World Sports Racing Prototypes - British International Races 1952". WSRP. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 12 March 2015.
  3. ^ a b Galpin, Darren. "1951 Formula Libre Races". teamdan.com. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 14 November 2016.
  4. ^ "1951 Non-World Championship Formula One Races". silhouet.com. Retrieved 14 November 2016.
  5. ^ "Goodwood 9 Hours 1952 - Race Results - Racing Sports Cars". racingsportscars.com. Retrieved 14 November 2016.
  6. ^ "GP des Frontières 1956 - Race Results - Racing Sports Cars". racingsportscars.com. Retrieved 14 November 2016.
  7. ^ "Whitsun Trophy Goodwood 1958 - Race Results - Racing Sports Cars". racingsportscars.com. Retrieved 14 November 2016.
  8. ^ "Eläintarhanajo 1958 - Race Results - Racing Sports Cars". racingsportscars.com. Retrieved 14 November 2016.
  9. ^ "Le Mans 24 Hours 1958 - Race Results - Racing Sports Cars". racingsportscars.com. Retrieved 14 November 2016.
  10. ^ "Eläintarhanajo 1959 - Race Results - Racing Sports Cars". racingsportscars.com. Retrieved 14 November 2016.
  11. ^ "Eläintarhanajo 1960 - Race Results - Racing Sports Cars". racingsportscars.com. Retrieved 14 November 2016.
  12. ^ "GP Angola 1960 - Race Results - Racing Sports Cars". racingsportscars.com. Retrieved 14 November 2016.
  13. ^ "Lombank Trophy Snetterton 1961 - Race Results - Racing Sports Cars". racingsportscars.com. Retrieved 14 November 2016.
  14. ^ "GP Spa [GT+2.0] 1961 - Race Results - Racing Sports Cars". racingsportscars.com. Retrieved 14 November 2016.