I had offers but even by then I knew I could get a thrill from doing a good business deal. To this day Henton is still a wily, focused and engaging presence. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. He always gave the maximum. Six further podium visits for Henton sealed the title in August.
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The following year, unable to find the cash to get another drive, he appeared only in the Race of Champions in a Theodore and then announced his retirement, feeling that at 37 he had had his chance.
This page was last edited on 9 Julyat There was a long list of stuff we could just not get but somehow we did it and the Toleman F1 story from there. The Italian adulation was short-lived for Henton, as he was forced to make way for Teo Fabi gentonthe team needing to take on an Italian. Ted Toleman Bob Toleman. You may use these HTML tags and attributes: For Henton, brought up at the school of hard knocks on the infamous Chelleston estate near Derby, he was more likely to get in to a brawl than a racing car.
The re-birth via his own team had not worked and he concluded that one last crack at glory in the European F2 Championship was broan the cards with a private March and a borrowed engine from Brian Hart. We even won one at the last meeting in Hockenheim. The granite smile But at 36 years of age, Henton himself was aware that his henyon in F1 had run its course. The distant days of being flavour of the month with F1 teams was well over.
But the Toleman he drove in was simply not good enough – he qualified only once in 12 attempts – and even then finished as the last of the ten cars to go the distance. He has occasionally driven at historic events and holds equestrian events at his home in Ingarsby Hall, Leicestershire. On winning the minor British Formula Vee championship inever-conscious of the value of brisn relations, he announced that he was going to be World Champion.
Lady luck rarely smiled on him but for sheer effort and commitment there are few that could hold a candle to. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. We were approached by Lancia to run an engine they had but it made more sense to stick with Brian Hart.
Brian Henton returned after a year away from F1 to finish 10th | Formula 1 photos |
Rumours had surfaced around this time of Toleman planning an F1 entry but the basis of such a leap was far from being a certainty. He did well and in he won 14 races and the British Championship and so moved up into Super Vee and was second in the British series in Occasional fisticuffs apart, Toleman were generally a harmonious team and a close one at that.
He really had it in abundance and he knew how to get the job done. Since he has been involved in a very successful karting business which opened a large indoor track in Loughborough and has recently opened a second in Gateshead. He always had a good eye for business and after his retirement he ran a car dealership, moved into property development and subsequently open indoor racing tracks.
henhon His last Formula One outing was at the Race of Champions at Brands Hatch in Aprilwhich also turned out to be the last non-championship F1 race in the modern era, where he finished fourth.
Unfruitful outings for Arrows and Tyrrell in led to no more success.
Jacques Laffite leads Marc Surer, Brian Henton and Jochen Mass
I thought that sounded nice and peaceful, thinking it was a recreational park. His outings in F1 that year for three different teams – the first one he founded and funded – were again uninspiring until he qualified 17th d1 the Dutch GP in a car which had been mothballed for a year; in the race proper he was disqualified after spinning off and pushing his car across the line.
Six further podium visits for Henton sealed the title in August. We had a fair bit in hand over the opposition.
He could find a genton ways to skin a cat and he could be tricky sometimes but I admired him for that really hrian liked the way he operated. To help make this website better, to improve and personalize your experience and for advertising purposes, are you happy to accept cookies and other technologies. He then moved into Formula Vee inracing an Austro chassis. I want to be a racing driver, and I will be. Henton nicknamed “Superhen” in the British racing press came from a modest council house background and did not start racing until he was Engineers would effervesce around him.
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