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Geoff Lees

Geoff Lees. Copyright Jutta Fausel, 2020, supplied by Chris Witty. Used with Permission.

Geoff Lees. Copyright Jutta Fausel, 2020, supplied by Chris Witty. Used with Permission.

Geoff Lees, British Grand Prix, Silverstone, 5th July 2014. Copyright Tony Gallagher, 2014. Used with Permission.

Geoff Lees, British Grand Prix, Silverstone, 5th July 2014. Copyright Tony Gallagher, 2014. Used with Permission.

Born:

01 May 1951
Hurley Common, nr. Kingsbury, Warwickshire

Nationality:

Great Britain

Grands Prix:

5 (1978-1982)

F2 starts:

17 (1978-1981)

Had retired from driving sportscars and went on to run his own business. However, he returned to racing briefly in 2002 before hanging up his helmet. Lees was an excellent all-round driver who sadly never had the finances to really move up the ladder. His finest achievement was arguably winning a trio of Formula Ford titles in 1975, which was after a long apprenticeship in the discipline. In 2020, a trophy named after Geoff was established, which is a race by the Historic Sports Car Club for up to 2-litre single-seater racing cars from the 1980s. Geoff moved back to the UK after the sad death of his Japanese wife in 2010 and now, remarried, lives in Northamptonshire. Lees won the 1981 European Formula 2 Championship and the 1983 All-Japan Formula 2 Championship. He still has a business and plays a lot of golf.

Biography last updated 12 Jun 2021