Bob Anderson (racing driver)

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Bob Anderson
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Nationality England English
Born (1931-05-19)19 May 1931
Hendon, London, England, UK
Died 14 August 1967(1967-08-14) (aged 36)
Northampton, England, UK
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years 19581960
First race 1958 350cc Isle of Man Junior TT
Last race 1960 350cc Nations Grand Prix
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
13 0 3 N/A 1 35
Isle of Man TT career
TTs contested 3 (19581960)
TT wins 0
First TT win
Last TT win
Podiums 2
Formula One World Championship career
Active years 19631967
Teams DW Racing Enterprises (non-works Brabham or Lola)
Races 29 (25 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 1
Career points 8
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First race 1963 British Grand Prix
Last race 1967 British Grand Prix

Robert Hugh Fearon "Bob" Anderson (19 May 1931, Hendon, London – 14 August 1967, Northampton)[1][2][3] was a Grand Prix motorcycle road racer and racing driver from England. He competed in Grand Prix motorcycle racing from 1958 to 1960[4] and in Formula One from 1963 to the 1967 seasons.[5] He was also a two-time winner of the North West 200 race in Northern Ireland.

After several seasons in motorcycle racing in which he finished in the top ten on several occasions, he switched to car racing in 1961, when he ran a Formula Junior Lola in a race at Snetterton. He continued to race cars and eventually became a Team Lotus Formula Junior driver, winning a race at Autodrome de Montlhéry and finishing second at Monaco.

He entered Formula One in 1963 with his own Lola Mk4 car, under the guise of DW Racing Enterprises, a small team compared to other private outfits such as Scuderia Filipinetti or Rob Walker Racing Team. DW was actually only composed of Bob and a small team of mechanics. Despite this hindrance he took the flexible little Lola to victory in the non-Championship Rome Grand Prix in that first year. In later years he ran private Brabham cars under the same banner, with his best result a third place in the 1964 Austrian Grand Prix. He was awarded the Von Trips Memorial Trophy as the most successful private entrant of 1964.

In 1967 he suffered an accident while testing at Silverstone, in which he slid off the track in wet conditions and hit a marshal's post.[6] Anderson suffered serious chest and neck injuries and died later in Northampton General Hospital.[7]

Motorcycle Grand Prix results[4][8][edit]

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6
Points 8 6 4 3 2 1

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Class Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Points Rank Wins
1958 350cc Norton IOM
8
NED
-
BEL
-
GER
5
SWE
2
ULS
-
NAT
4
11 5th 0
500cc Norton IOM
2
NED
-
BEL
6
GER
-
SWE
-
ULS
-
NAT
-
7 8th 0
1959 350cc Norton FRA
4
IOM
5
GER
-
SWE
-
ULS
-
NAT
-
5 9th 0
500cc Norton FRA
-
IOM
NC
GER
-
NED
-
BEL
6
ULS
-
NAT
-
1 15th 0
1960 125cc MZ IOM
5
NED
-
BEL
-
ULS
-
NAT
-
2 9th 0
250cc MZ IOM
NC
NED
-
BEL
-
GER
-
ULS
-
NAT
-
0 - 0
350cc Norton FRA
-
IOM
6
NED
3
ULS
4
NAT
5
9 5th 0
500cc Norton FRA
-
IOM
8
NED
-
BEL
-
GER
-
ULS
-
NAT
-
0 - 0

Complete Formula One World Championship results[5][edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 WDC Points
1963 DW Racing Enterprises Lola Mk4 Climax V8 MON BEL NED FRA GBR
12
GER ITA
12
USA MEX RSA NC 0
1964 DW Racing Enterprises Brabham BT11 Climax V8 MON
7
NED
6
BEL
DNS
FRA
12
GBR
7
GER
Ret
AUT
3
ITA
11
USA MEX 11th 5
1965 DW Racing Enterprises Brabham BT11 Climax V8 RSA
NC
MON
9
BEL
DNS
FRA
9
GBR
Ret
NED
Ret
GER
DNS
ITA USA MEX NC 0
1966 DW Racing Enterprises Brabham BT11 Climax
Straight-4
MON
Ret
BEL FRA
7
GBR
NC
NED
Ret
GER
Ret
ITA
6
USA MEX 17th 1
1967 DW Racing Enterprises Brabham BT11 Climax
Straight-4
RSA
5
MON
DNQ
NED
9
BEL
8
FRA
Ret
GBR
Ret
GER CAN ITA USA MEX 16th 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Driver: Anderson, Bob". Autocourse Grand Prix Archive. Archived from the original on 2007-12-20. Retrieved 2007-11-27. 
  2. ^ Galpin, Darren. "Bob Anderson". Darren Galpin. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  3. ^ Paul Narramore (19 April 2006). "Bob Anderson". Find a Grave. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Bob Anderson career statistics at MotoGP.com
  5. ^ a b Bob Anderson career Formula 1 results at f1pulse.com
  6. ^ Bob Anderson profile at www.grandprix.com
  7. ^ Autocar, August 17, 1967, Page 50: Obituary.
  8. ^ Bob Anderson Isle of Man TT results at iomtt.com
Preceded by
Lorenzo Bandini
Formula One fatal accidents
August 14, 1967
Succeeded by
Jo Schlesser