However, the weekend started in the most terrible way. Dropped by Toleman, he was given a drive with Arrows at the start of when Marc Surer broke his leg. Obviously it started fizzing so I ran from the kitchen, threw it in the bog, thinking I could flush it away, but the fuse went and it blew the toilet to pieces. We were approached by Lancia to run an engine they had but it made more sense to stick with Brian Hart. 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

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Unfortunately for Brian, as with many others, those circumstances just passed him by.

Brian was actually quite useful and understanding because he had run his own team and knew more than most drivers how tough things like this could be. Mrs Henton, arrived back post-explosion.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It was often tainted by bad luck, but always driven by an almost primal commitment to his craft. Use dmy dates from May EngvarB from May In the race Marc Surer and I we swapped the lead several times.

After three outings he was signed by Tyrell for the remainder of the season, he finished seven of the 13 races he entered – more than he managed in the rest of his F1 career combined.


And he was knocking. Henton had always been a highly prized test hwnton.

That success came courtesy of blinding pace and enough money to finish the season thanks to selling wallpaper from a van on Belper market. Between f11 he mixed Formula One and Formula Two drives including a spell in a private March for his own British Formula One Racing Teamnever quite establishing himself in either category, but clinched the F2 championship for Tolemanwho took him into F1 for The granite smile But at 36 years of age, Henton himself was aware that his career yenton F1 had run its course.

The Italian adulation was short-lived for Henton, as he was forced to make way for Teo Fabi inthe team needing to take on an Italian. Benton really had it in abundance and he knew how to get the job done.

Jacques Laffite leads Marc Surer, Brian Henton and Jochen Mass

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. We had a fair bit in hand over the opposition. This article first appeared in the 10th July edition of Autosport magazine. She screamed at the fragmented bowl before her and kicked young Brian henyon of the house.

Brian Henton – Wikipedia

So we hennton came together really, mainly because the BMW-engines, sourced by Walkinshaw were so damn unreliable. Brian was all about drive, skill and ambition. However, he was dropped at the end of the year.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: I was leading until a few laps from the end and I had been losing more and more rear brakes air had got in to the master cylinder. He did well and in he won 14 races and the British Championship and henron moved up into Super Vee and was second in the British series in His uncompromising upbringing saw a thread of abrasiveness twist its way through most of a see-saw single-seater career, genton began with winning the Formula Super Vee title in Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.


He was also well known enough to be invited to appear on the BBC’s Superstars.

Brian Henton

Brlan council estate to country estate in his own lifetime. 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.

Occasional fisticuffs apart, Toleman were generally a harmonious team and a close one at that. Still, a job had to be done and he strolled to both championships, winning 15 of 26 races in his Holbay powered works March He always gave the maximum. European Formula Two Champion It was either all or nothing.