Roy Salvadori

Roy Salvadori
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Salvadori at the 12 hours of Sebring (1958)
Born(1922-05-12)12 May 1922
Dovercourt, Essex, England,
Died3 June 2012(2012-06-03) (aged 90)
Formula One World Championship career
NationalityUnited Kingdom British
Active years19521962
TeamsFerrari, Connaught, Maserati, BRM, Vanwall, Cooper, Aston Martin, Lola
Entries50 (47 starts)
Career points19
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
First entry1952 British Grand Prix
Last entry1962 South African Grand Prix
24 Hours of Le Mans career
TeamsAston Martin Ltd., David Brown Racing Dept., Border Reivers, Essex Racing Team, Briggs Cunningham
Best finish1st (1959)
Class wins2 (1959 & 1962)

Roy Francesco Salvadori (12 May 1922 – 3 June 2012) was a British racing driver and team manager. He was born in Dovercourt, Essex, to parents of Italian descent.[1][2] He graduated to Formula One by 1952 and competed regularly until 1962 for a succession of teams including Cooper, Vanwall, BRM, Aston Martin and Connaught. Also a competitor in other formulae, he won the 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans in an Aston Martin with co-driver Carroll Shelby.

In 47 starts he achieved two F1 Championship podium finishes: third place at the 1958 British Grand Prix and second place at that year's German Grand Prix, and won non-championship races in Australia, New Zealand and England. In 1961 he was lying second in the United States Grand Prix when his Cooper's engine failed. At the end of 1962 he retired from F1, and stopped racing altogether a couple of years later to concentrate on the motor trade. He returned to the sport in 1966 to manage the Cooper-Maserati squad for two seasons, and eventually retired to Monaco.

  1. ^ "Roy Salvadori". The Telegraph. 6 June 2012. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  2. ^ Henry, Alan (6 June 2012). "Roy Salvadori obituary". The Guardian. Retrieved 2 June 2016.