Peter Broeker

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Peter Broeker
Born(1926-05-15)15 May 1926
Germany
Died4 November 1980(1980-11-04) (aged 54)
Ottawa, Canada
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality Canadian
Active years1963
TeamsStebro
Entries1
Championships0
Wins0
Podiums0
Career points0
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
First entry1963 United States Grand Prix
Last entry1963 United States Grand Prix

Peter Broeker (born 15 May 1926 in Germany – died 4 November 1980 in Ottawa)[1] was a racing driver from Canada. He participated in one World Championship Formula One Grand Prix, the 1963 United States Grand Prix, driving a Stebro, a car of his own construction.[2] He finished seventh, albeit 22 laps down, and scored no championship points. According to the Toronto Star at the time: "Broeker, first Canadian ever to compete in a world championship Formula One race in a Canadian-built car, finished seventh over-all despite giving away more than 80 horsepower to the rest of the field of 21."[3] He owned Stebro, an aftermarkets performance parts company that is still in operation.

In 1973 Broeker wrote and published Olympic Coins: From Antiquity to the Present.[4] He held US citizenship as well as Canadian.[1]

Complete Formula One results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 WDC Points
1963 Canadian Stebro Racing Stebro 4 Ford Straight-4 MON BEL NED FRA GBR GER ITA USA
7
MEX RSA NC 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Peter Broeker". oldracingcars.com. Retrieved 19 June 2012.
  2. ^ Hayhoe, David & Holland, David (2006). Grand Prix Data Book (4th edition). Haynes, Sparkford, UK. ISBN 1-84425-223-X
  3. ^ Toronto Star, October 7, 1963, Page 10.
  4. ^ Abe Books (http://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/SearchResults?tn=Olympic+Coins+Antiquity+Present)