Leslie Marr was born in Durham in 1922. He is a British former racing driver from England. He participated in two Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, making his debut on 17 July 1954 at the British Grand Prix. Racing in his private Connaught, he finished in 13th place, while retiring from his last world championship race in 1955. Marr competed in several non-Championship races, with his best results including winning the 1955 Cornwall MRC Formula 1 Race and finishing fourth in the New Zealand Grand Prix the following year.
He also excelled as an artist, having studied at the Borough Polytechnic (later London South Bank University) under David Bomberg.
Indeed the 1950's proved to be one of the most important periods in Modern Art with artists such as David Bomberg, Frank Auerbach and Leon Kossoff all founder memebers of the Borough Polytechnic.