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Eric Thompson, Great Britain
1919-11-04 - 2015-08-22
F1 Career: British 1952

  Races
Race Wins
Pole Positions
Podiums
Fastest Laps
Total Points
1
0
0
0
0
2
       
Percent Wins
Percent Poles
Percent Podiums
Percent Fast.Lap
Points per Race
 
0,00%
0,00%
0,00%
0,00%
2,00p  
Eric worked as a Lloyds broker and where racing in his spare time. He was a member of the Aston Martin sports car team between 1949 and 1953. He came fifth in his only GP at the 1952 British GP.
Thompson continued his involvement with racing after his retirement as a timekeeper for Aston Martin and then by dealing in motorsport literature.
In 2013, he was the first inductee into the Le Mans 24 Hours Drivers Hall of Fame as the oldest surviving Briton to have competed in the French enduro.

Year Plac Points Nr / Team / Car Wins 2:nd 3:rd Poles FastL Races Ret Notes
1952 12 2 Connaught A Type 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 R

Non F1

Year Series Result Team/Car Notes
2013 Le Mans 24 Hours Drivers Hall of Fame . .
. Ran a historic motorsports bookshop . . .
1955 24h LeMans ret Connaught .
. 9h Goodwood ret Connaught .
1954 24h LeMans ret Lagonda DP115 .
1953 Tourist Trophy 2nd Aston Martin DB3S .
. 24h LeMans ret Aston Martin DB3S .
. BARC 9 Hours at Goodwood winner Aston Martin DB3S with Reg Parnell
1952 24h LeMans ret Aston Martin DB3 Coupe .
. Formula 2 16th Connaught A .
1951 24h LeMans 3rd, class winner Aston Martin DB2 .
1950 Blandford 1 hour Production Car Race winner HRG 1500 .
. 24h LeMans ret HRG 1500 .
1949 24h LeMans 8th, class winner HRG 1600 His overall 2nd race!
. 24h Spa winnerclass winner HRG 1600 His overall 3rd race!
1948 Douze Heures de Paris 17th, 4th in class HRG 1100 First race