Peter Westbury, British racing driver, Died at 77


Peter Westbury was born on May 26, 1938, and died on December 11, 2015.

Peter was a British racing driver from England.

He participated in two World Championship Formula One Grands Prix, scoring no championship points.

In 1969, Peter raced a Formula 2 Brabham-Cosworth, driving in his first Grand Prix in the 1969 German Grand Prix.

Peter finished ninth on the road, fifth in the F2 class.

The following year he failed to qualify for the 1970 United States Grand Prix driving a works BRM, after an engine failure.

Early in his racing career, Peter campaigned a homebuilt special called the M.G.W., graduating to a Cooper-Climax in 1960 which was later fitted with a Daimler V8 engine.

Peter won the British Hill Climb Championship twice, in 1963 and 1964.

In 1963, he drove the self-built Felday, with supercharged Daimler V8 2.6 litre motor.

The following year, Peter won in the 2.5 litre Climax-engined Ferguson P99 with four-wheel-drive, on loan from Ferguson Research Ltd.

Peter also drove the Ferguson P99 in the 1964 Brighton Speed Trials and at the First International Drag Festival, a series of six events held in England that year, where the car covered the standing-start quarter mile in 11.01 seconds.

He also drove a Lotus 23-BRM sports car at the Drag Festival.

Peter Westbury passed away at age 44 in December 2015.