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Richard Attwood

Richard Attwood, Le Mans 24 Hours, 14th June 1970. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2011. Used with permission.

Richard Attwood, Le Mans 24 Hours, 14th June 1970. Copyright LAT Photographic 2011. Used with permission.

Richard Attwood, Goodwood Festival of Speed, 1st July 2011. Copyright Richard Jenkins, 2011. Used with permission.

Richard Attwood, Goodwood Festival of Speed, 1st July 2011. Copyright Richard Jenkins, 2011. Used with permission.

Born:

04 Apr 1940
Wolverhampton, Staffordshire

Nationality:

Great Britain

Grands Prix:

17 (1964-1969)

F2 starts:

2 (1968-1970)

Now a regular and successful historic racer, but has also done some development and testing work for Vauxhall in the past and now works as a full-time driver instructor and development adviser for Porsche GB. Richard curretnly races in the HSCC 1970's Road Sports Championship in a Porsche 928. Lives in Staffordshire. Attwood never really got the break in Grand Prix racing he deserved despite both a 2nd place at Monaco in 1968 and a successful time in Formula Junior. Won Le Mans in 1970 and then stopped racing in 1971 before returning not once, but twice to racing, largely in historics, in 1977 and then 1981 onwards. Richard is also a brand ambassador for Omologato watches.

Biography last updated 24 May 2017