Tom Pryce

Tom Pryce, 1975, Silverstone, British GP. Copyright Adrian, the owner of www.f1racing.ch, 2010. Used with permission.

Tom Pryce, 1975, Silverstone, British GP. Copyright Adrian Wirz (www.f1racing.ch), 2010. Used with permission.


11 Jun 1949
Rossett, nr. Wrexham, North Wales


05 Mar 1977
Kyalami Circuit, South Africa


Great Britain

Grands Prix:

42 (1974-1977)

F2 starts:

14 (1973-1976)

Killed in a horrific accident in the South African GP when a fire extinguisher hit him in the face when he collided with a marshal crossing the track at Kyalami. Easily Wales' greatest ever driver, this shy, very modest driver - albeit very different when racing - was extremely fast. Welsh speaking, he also worked at a garage and could've been a World Champion but for his death. Pryce's rise to the top was meteoric as he only started racing in 1970 in Formula Ford. Often referred to being born in Ruthin, but he moved there as a small boy - he was actually born some 20 miles away in Rossett.

Biography last updated 11 Jan 2015