John Riseley-Prichard  Great Britain

  • Full name John Henry Estlin Prichard
  • Birth date January 17, 1924
  • Birthplace Hereford, Great Britain
  • Date of death July 8, 1993 (69 years 172 days)
  • Place of death Baan Kai Thuan, Thailand
  • Teams Connaught
World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1954 Connaught 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 21 0 0 0 -
Total 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 0 0 0
Race Circuit Date
Only race British Grand Prix Silverstone July 17, 1954 [race_results]

Lloyd's insurance broker John Riseley-Prichard crashed out of the only F1 race he entered, the 1954 British Grand Prix. He started out in motorsports driving a Riley and bought a second-hand Connaught Type A which he raced in his one F1 outing. In 1955 he was co-driving with Tony Brooks at the Le Mans 24 Hour when more than 80 spectators were killed, leading to him deciding to quit racing, allowing Brooks to take over his Connaught. In later years Riseley-Prichard was forced to leave the UK to set up in Thailand after being investigated by the police for involvement in child pornography. He was eventually tracked down in 1993 but was by then dying of AIDS and considered too ill to stand trial.

Martin Williamson November 2009

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