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Lord Alexander Hesketh

Lord Alexander Hesketh, BRDC International Trophy, April 1974. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2011. Used with permission.

Lord Alexander Hesketh, BRDC International Trophy, April 1974. Copyright LAT Photographic 2011. Used with permission.

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Born:

28 Oct 1950
Northampton

Nationality:

Great Britain

Teams:

Hesketh (1974-1975)

Maverick, fun-loving youth who found success both on-track and in shaking up the F1 establishment. However, since F1, he's been very much part of THE establishment, as he became a government minister and was Chief Whip in the House of Lords during John Major's leadership. Was a leading Conservative peer, but in 2011, he joined the UK Independence Party instead. Has many business interests, including as a director of Kazakhstan's national airline, Air Astaena and he also works in greyhound racing as a promoter and official. Recently he has been more involved in horse racing and ownership of the Towcester racecourse.

Biography last updated 14 Nov 2018