Career Summary:

Leslie Marr

  • August 14, 1922
  • 95
  • United Kingdom
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Leslie Marr is one of the oldest living Formula One drivers. In August 2017, at the age 95, he is the second oldest living Formula One driver, after Kenneth McAlpine (born in September 1920).

Leslie Lynn Marr was born in Durnham, in a noble family. He inherited his baronetcy in 1932 on the death of his grandfather, shipbuilder Sir James Marr, 1st Baronet, though he does not use the title. During the World War II, Leslie served with the Royal Air Force.

Leslie Marr

Leslie Marr was a painter, racing was his hobby

Marr have studied at the Borough Polytechnic under David Bomberg and as a member of the Borough Group. Marr became a renown painter and racing was just his hobby.

After few attempts in the Formula Libre races, he participated in two Formula One British Grand Prix races. In July 1954, at Silverstone, he was driving his private #23 Connaught Type A with Lea-Francis engine, finishing in the 13th place.

Leslie Marr at 1955 British Grand Prix

Leslie Marr at 1955 British Grand Prix

A year later, in July 1955 at the Aintree circuit, he was driving the #38 Connaught Type B with Alta engine. He retired after 18 laps due to brake failure.

He also competed in several non-championship races, with his best performance winning the 1955 Cornwall MRC Formula 1 race. In 1956, he finished third at Lady Wigram Trophy in New Zealand's Wigram Airfield Circuit and fourth in the New Zealand Grand Prix at Ardmore Circuit.