Peter Ashdown

1934 - Today

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Peter Hawthorn Ashdown (born 16 October 1934 in Danbury, Essex) is a former motor racing driver. He drove in a single Formula One World Championship Grand Prix, racing a Cooper. Ashdown had trained as a vehicle mechanic, and had been a few years in the Royal Air Force when he started racing. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter Ashdown has received more than 24,979 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Peter Ashdown is the 810th most popular racing driver (down from 654th in 2019), the 6,061st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 5,046th in 2019) and the 143rd most popular British Racing Driver.

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Among racing drivers, Peter Ashdown ranks 810 out of 1,080Before him are Norberto Fontana, Kazuto Sakata, Henning Solberg, Pete Lovely, Fabio Quartararo, and Marco Melandri. After him are Ralph Firman, Ernie Pieterse, Esteban Gutiérrez, Marc Coma, Pol Espargaró, and Jesús Iglesias.

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Among people born in 1934, Peter Ashdown ranks 559Before him are Eric Caldow, Rita R. Colwell, Alan Dundes, Annette Crosbie, Carver Mead, and Jerry Nelson. After him are John S. Bull, Bob Uecker, Jennifer Kendal, Bryan Douglas, Don Kirshner, and Al Freeman Jr..

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Peter Ashdown ranks 6,061 out of 8,785Before him are Frederick Merriman (1873), Tom Kilburn (1921), Rory Kinnear (1978), David Hemery (1944), Charles Ingram (1963), and Michael Foale (1957). After him are Vic Crowe (1932), Ronald Searle (1920), Toyah Willcox (1958), Alan Smith (1962), Ralph Firman (1975), and Perrie Edwards (1993).

Among RACING DRIVERS In United Kingdom

Among racing drivers born in United Kingdom, Peter Ashdown ranks 143Before him are Anthony Davidson (1979), Keith Greene (1938), Robin Widdows (1942), Tiff Needell (1951), Roberta Cowell (1918), and Paul Emery (1916). After him are Ralph Firman (1975), Stephen South (1952), Bill Aston (1900), Tony Crook (1920), Alan Rollinson (1943), and Henry Banks (1913).