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The slowest F1 racer ever has passed away

Record-holder race driver Al Pease was 92

08/05/2014 08:44 |  Comments: 
The only competitor ever disqualified from a World Championship race for being too slow died on Sunday at the age of 92.

British-born Canadian race driver Victor ‘Al’ Pease died on Sunday at the age of 92. Infamous for an unsuccessful stint as a Formula 1 World Championship Grands Prix racer, Pease participated in three Canadian Formula 1 races altogether.

In 1967, he made it to 47 laps before his Eagle-Climax broke down, while a year later a major engine problem forced him to park his car in the paddock. In 1969, having transferred from Castor Oils to the John Maryson team, he was determined to make it at last, but was black-flagged after 22 laps for obstructing frontrunning racers while being lapped, becoming the only competitor ever to be disqualified from a World Championship race for being too slow.


After the Formula 1 flop series Pease enjoyed much success in the Canadian motor sport competitions, and was still competing in races in the 80's. He was inducted as a member of the Canadian Motorsport Hall in Fame in 1998. Pease died on 4 May 2014 at his home in Tennessee.

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