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Peter Warr

Peter Warr, Italian GP, Monza, 8th September 1973. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2010. Used with permission.

Peter Warr, Italian GP, Monza, 8th September 1973. Copyright LAT Photographic 2010. Used with permission.

Peter Warr, Bahrain GP, Sakhir, 13th March 2010. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2010. Used with permission.

Peter Warr, Bahrain GP, Sakhir, 13th March 2010. Copyright LAT Photographic 2010. Used with permission.

Born:

18 Jun 1938
Kermanshah, Persia (now Iran)

Died:

04 Oct 2010
Saint-Foy-le-Grande, France

Nationality:

Great Britain

Teams:

Lotus (1982-1990)

Ex-army man, who remained linked to the sport through historic festivals in both Europe and the US. He was still involved right up until his death from a heart-attack in 2010 at his home. Warr, an officer in the Guards Division of the British Army and a graduate of Sandhurst, joined Lotus in 1958 as a salesman. He then moved to the racing side of the business and was in charge of the sales of their racing cars, but also then became a racing driver. He was at his best in Formula Junior, winning at the Nurburgring in 1962 and also won a sportscar race in Japan in 1963, in what was the first-titled Japanese Grand Prix. Warr became competitions manager for the Formula 1 team in 1969 and remained there until Colin Chapman's death in 1982, at which point Warr took over.

Biography last updated 1 Jan 2017