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