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Canadian racer Victor 'Al' Pease passed away

Canadian racer Victor "Al" Pease, who contested three Formula 1 Grands Prix in the ‘60s, sadly passed away May 4th at the age of 92.

Al Pease was born in Darlington, England but arrived in Canada shortly after WWII.

He contested the 1967 Canadian Grand Prix at Mosport Park, Ontario. His Eagle-Climax suffered from serious battery problems all race long and he was not classified.

In 1968, he failed to qualify after a major engine problem forced him to park his car in the paddock.

Finally in 1969, back at Mosport Park, Pease qualified for the Canadian Grand Prix but was disqualified form the race for being too slow.

However, Pease was highly successful in domestic Canadian motor sport competitions, and was inducted as a member of the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame in 1998.