John Riseley-Prichard

John Henry Augustin Prichard, later Riseley-Prichard, (17 January 1924 in Hereford – 8 July 1993 in Thailand [1]) was a British insurance broker and racing driver.

John Riseley-Prichard
Born(1924-01-17)17 January 1924
Hereford, England, UK
Died8 July 1993(1993-07-08) (aged 69)
Baan Kai Thuan, Thailand
Formula One World Championship career
NationalityUnited Kingdom British
Active years1954
TeamsRob Walker Racing Team
Entries1
Championships0
Wins0
Podiums0
Career points0
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
First entry1954 British Grand Prix
Last entry1954 British Grand Prix

After getting a taste for motorsport in a road-going Riley, he bought a second-hand Connaught Type A from the Rob Walker Racing Team. Using this vehicle he participated in one Formula One World Championship Grand Prix: the British Grand Prix on 17 July 1954. He spun out of the race, scoring no championship points. In addition to this he competed in a number of non-Championship Formula One and Formula Libre races, including a victory in the 1954 I Cornwall MRC Formula 1 Race.

Riseley-Prichard shared an Aston Martin in the infamous 1955 24 Hours of Le Mans race with Tony Brooks, but after the trauma of this event retired from race driving. Later in the same year, he let Brooks take the wheel of his Connaught, giving the future Vanwall and Ferrari star his first big break.[2]

Later in life, Riseley-Prichard became the centre of a child pornography scandal, and he emigrated to Thailand. After a lengthy illness he died in Baan Kai Thuan, a remote village approximately 200 kilometres (120 miles) inland of Bangkok.[1][2]

Complete Formula One World Championship resultsEdit

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 WDC Points
1954 RRC Walker Racing Team Connaught A Type Lea-Francis
Straight-4
ARG 500 BEL FRA GBR
Ret
GER SUI ITA ESP NC 0
Source:[3]

ReferencesEdit

Footnotes
  1. ^ a b Jenkins, Richard. "The World Championship drivers - Where are they now? John Riseley-Prichard". OldRacingCars.com. Retrieved 29 July 2007.
  2. ^ a b Williamson, Martin (November 2009). "John Riseley-Prichard Great Britain". espn.co.uk. Retrieved 26 September 2015.
  3. ^ Small, Steve (1994). The Guinness Complete Grand Prix Who's Who. Guinness. p. 321. ISBN 0851127029.
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