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Ferrari 125 F2 Peter Whitehead Silverstone 1952

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Le Mans winner and noted privateer Grand Prix driver Peter Whitehead (right) stood beside his Ferrari 125/166 V12 F1 during the 1952 Silverstone Daily Express Trophy event. The car was originally a 1.5 litre V12 supercharged F1 car but was re-engined with an unblown 2 litre 166 engine for F2 regulations in 1952.

He finished 5th in the final, which was won by Macklin's HWM.

Peter Whitehead was a pre-war ERA racer who became one of Ferrari's early customers in the late 40s, running his own 125 V12 - a car that later became a cornerstone of the Donington Collection. He raced for the factory Jaguar team and won the 1951 Le Mans 24 hours for Jaguar (it's first win in the race) in a C Type partnered by Peter Walker.

In later years he concentrated on sportscars as part of the Aston Martin factory team and was 2nd in the 1958 Le Mans race but two weeks later, on the Tour De France Auto, the Jaguar Mk1 being driven by his half-brother Grahame, crashed off a bridge on a road section. Peter was acting as the navigator on this event and died instantly when the car plunged into a ravine.

10x7 inch (254x178mm)