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Великобритания
Великобритания

Лес Лестон

Leston, Les

Leston, Leslie

Лес Лестон / Leston, Les

(c) 'Who is Who' by Steve Small, 2000

Родился:

16.12.1920

Ноттингем

Умер:

13.05.2012

Истбёрн, Ист-Суссекс

Сезонов в Ф1:

2

Лет в Ф1:

2

Гран При:

3

Старты:

2*

*не стартовал:

1

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Лучший финиш:

Лучший старт:

12

Дубли:

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Большие шлемы:

Круги:

50

лидирования:

Километры:

272.43

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Ф1: 1956-1957

Лес Лестон / Leston, Les - 1956-1957

24 часа Ле-Мана: 1955-1962

Год

Команда

Шасси

1956Connaught EngineeringConnaught B Type
Connaught B Type
1957Owen Racing OrganisationBRM P25
BRM P25
Cooper Car CoCooper T43

A star of the exciting 500 cc Formula 3 racing of the early fifties, Leston scored an early British win on the Continent in 1952, winning the Luxembourg GP. A runner-up in 1952 and '53, he finally claimed the crown in 1954 at the wheel of a works Cooper before concentrating on sports car racing, enjoying a successful 1955 season in Peter Bell's Connaught.

Les mainly raced John Willment's Cooper sports in 1956, but handled a Connaught in the Italian GP and took third place in the Richmond Trophy with the same car. In 1957 he raced a Formula 2 Cooper in national events, drove for BRM in the British GP and took sixth place in the Nurburgring 1000 Km for Aston Martin, but after escaping with a shaking from a massive crash at Caen in 1958 when his F2 Lotus seized, Les concentrated on his expanding racewear business. He did not desert the circuits, though, having great fun in the early sixties in his red Lotus Elite with the famous 'DAD 10' plate.

(c) 'Who is Who' by Steve Small, 2000

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