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Peter Wright, Grimaldi Forum, Monaco, 9th December 2008. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2010. Used with permission.

Peter Wright, Grimaldi Forum, Monaco, 9th December 2008. Copyright LAT Photographic 2010. Used with permission.

Born:

27 May 1946
Wrecclesham, Surrey

Nationality:

Great Britain

Teams:

Lotus, March (1970-1994)

Now a technical consultant to the FIA, as well as being the head of their Safety Commission. Peter is also a technical journalist and likes to fly gliders in his spare time. Formerly lived in France, but is now based in Wales, near the Herefordshire border. Wright is a hugely respected engineer who was one of the pioneers of ground effect technology, which occured whilst working at Technocraft, which was a research company that worked in tandem with Colin Chapman's boat business. After the huge success this then entailed, Peter moved into the sport full-time until 1994. Peter started his motorsport career with BRM in the 1960's and finished it with the rebadged Team Lotus.

Biography last updated 6 Jun 2015