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Brian Henton

Brian Henton. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2010. Used with permission.

Brian Henton. Copyright LAT Photographic 2010. Used with permission.

Brian Henton, April 2011. Copyright Kim Thomas, 2011. Used with permission.

Brian Henton, April 2011. Copyright Kim Thomas, 2011. Used with permission.

Born:

19 Sep 1946
Castle Donington, Leicestershire

Nationality:

Great Britain

Grands Prix:

19 (1975-1982)

F2 starts:

49 (1974-1980)

Makes occasional returns to historic events. A land-owner, he holds equestrian events at/near his home in Ingarsby Hall, Leicestershire. Henton was an extremely persevering driver, who deserved much better drives and opportunities in Formula 1 than he got - although his late start into the sport, aged 24, in 1970 and being over 30 at his peak, possibly counted against him. A determined, likeable and confident man, he won the European F2 Championship in 1980.

Biography last updated 27 Aug 2014