Brian Henton

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

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

Born:

19 Sep 1946
Castle Donington, Leicestershire

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

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

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