PETER REVSON

Peter Jeffrey Revson (February 27, 1939 – March 22, 1974) was an American race car driver and heir to the Revlon cosmetics fortune. He was a two-time Formula One race winner and had success at the Indianapolis 500.

During Revson's first year with McLaren during the 1972 season at the age of 33, Revson was able to finish 5th in the championship standing. Running 9 out of the 12 races, Revson finished on the podium four times with three third place finishes and a second place finish. Greater success was soon to follow for Revson. The following season Revson secured his only two wins during his short formula one career. Driving a McLaren M23, Revson first tasted victory during the British Grand Prix at Silverstone and later the Canadian Grand Prix at Mosport Park. Despite his growing successes as a driver, Teddy Mayer was not satisfied and they opted for the 1972 Formula One champion and Marlboro-sponsored Emerson Fittipaldi. Revson soon signed with the rather new Shadow formula 1 team for the 1974 season. In addition, Revson became engaged to 1973 Miss World Marjorie Wallace after meeting her at the Indy 500 that year. Driving a Shadow DN3, Revson retired from the first two races of the season. Despite this Revson liked the car and had high hopes about the season.

Activity: 1964 - 1974
Grand Prix: 32
Drivers Championships: -
Victories: 2
Podiums: 8
Pole Positions: 1
Fastest Laps: 0
Career Points: 61