Graham Whitehead

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Graham Whitehead
Born(1922-04-15)15 April 1922
Died 15 January 1981(1981-01-15) (aged 58)
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality Flag of the United Kingdom.svg British
Active years 1952
Teams Privateer Alta
Entries 1
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First entry 1952 British Grand Prix
Last entry 1952 British Grand Prix
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Years 1953-55, 1957-60
Teams Bristol Aeroplance Co., David Brown, Cooper Car Co. and A. G. Whitehead
Best finish 2nd (1956)
Class wins 0

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]

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Contents

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

Racing record

Career highlights

SeasonSeriesPositionTeamCar
1951WHDCC Trophy [3] 2nd ERA B-Type
BRDC International Trophy [4] 3rdA. 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] 3rdGraham Whitehead Aston Martin DB3S
1958Whitsun Trophy [7] 1st Lister-Jaguar
Eläintarhanajo [8] 2nd Aston Martin DB3S
24 Heures du Mans [9] 2ndA.G. Whitehead Aston Martin DB3S
1959Eläintarhanajo [10] 3rd Aston Martin DBR1/300
1960Eläintarhanajo [11] 3rd Lola-Cliamax Mk.1
Grande Prémio de Angola [12] 3rd Ferrari 250 GT
1961Lombard Trophy [13] 2ndGraham Whitehead Ferrari 250 GT SWB
Grand Prix de Spa [GT +2.0] [14] 2ndA. G. Whitehead Ferrari 250 GT SWB

Complete Formula One World Championship results

(key)

YearEntrantChassisEngine12345678WDCPoints
1952 Peter Whitehead Alta F2 Alta Straight-4 SUI 500 BEL FRA GBR
12
GER NED ITA NC0
Source: [1]

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans results

YearTeamCo-DriversCarClassLapsPos.Class
Pos.
1953 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg British Aeroplane Co. Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Lance Macklin Bristol 450 S2.029DNF
(Fire, accident)
1954 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg David Brown Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ian Stewart Aston Martin DB3S S3.065DNF
(Accident)
1955 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Cooper Cars Co Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Peter Whitehead Cooper-Jaguar T38 S5.036DNF
(Oil pressure)
1957 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg D. Brown Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Peter Whitehead Aston Martin DBR2 S5.081DNF
(Gearbox)
1958 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg A.G. Whitehead Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Peter Whitehead Aston Martin DBR3 S3.02932nd2nd
1959 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg A.G. Whitehead Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Brian Naylor Aston Martin DBR1/300 S3.052DNF
(Accident)
1960 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg A.G. Whitehead Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Henry Taylor Ferrari 250 GT SWB GT3.0258DNF
(Engine)

Complete 12 Hours of Reims results

YearTeamCo-DriversCarClassLapsPos.Class
Pos.
1954 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg H. W. Motord Flag of Australia.svg Tony Gaze HWM-Jaguar 2067th7th

Complete 12 Hours of Hyères results

YearTeamCo-DriversCarClassLapsPos.Class
Pos.
1953 Flag of Australia.svg Tony Gaze Aston Martin DB3 DNF
1954 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg G. Whitehead Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Pat Griffith Aston Martin DB3S DNF
(Accident)
1955 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Graham Whitehead Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Peter Whitehead Aston Martin DB3S S+2.0DNF
(Cooling)

Complete 12 Hours of Casablanca results

YearTeamCo-DriversCarClassLapsPos.Class
Pos.
1953 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Graham Whitehead Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Peter Whitehead Aston Martin DB3 S+2.05th4th

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