Ivor Bueb

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Ivor Bueb
Born (1923-06-06)6 June 1923
Died 1 August 1959(1959-08-01) (aged 36)
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality United Kingdom British
Active years 19571959
Teams Connaught, Gilby, non-works Lotus and British Racing Partnership
Races 6 (5 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First race 1957 Monaco Grand Prix
Last race 1959 British Grand Prix

Ivor Léon John Bueb (6 June 1923, East Ham, London – 1 August 1959, Clermont-Ferrand, France) was a sports car racing and Formula One driver from England.

Bueb started racing seriously in a Formula 3 500cc Cooper in 1953, graduating to the Cooper works team in 1955 when he finished second in the British championship. He made occasional starts in Grands Prix in 1957 with a Connaught and a Maserati run by Gilby Engineering. The following year he raced Bernie Ecclestone's Connaught at Monaco, and drove a Formula Two Lotus at the German Grand Prix. In 1959 he had two outings for BRP, firstly a non-qualification at Monaco, then another Formula Two entry at the British Grand Prix. He participated in 6 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix in all, but scored no championship points. He also participated in numerous non-Championship Formula One races.

He is best known for sharing the winning works Jaguar D-type with Mike Hawthorn in the 1955 24 Hours of Le Mans; a success he repeated with Ron Flockhart in the ex-works Ecurie Ecosse car in 1957.

Bueb suffered serious injuries in 1959 when he crashed his BRP Cooper-Borgward Formula Two car at the Charade Circuit near Clermont-Ferrand, France. He crashed at Gravenoire, a multiple apex-section at the very far end of the circuit, and was thrown out of his Cooper. He died six days later at a hospital near the circuit.

Complete World Championship Formula One results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 WDC Points
1957 Connaught Engineering Connaught
Type B
Alta Straight-4 ARG
MON
Ret
500
FRA
NC 0
Gilby Engineering Ltd. Maserati 250F Maserati Straight-6 GBR
NC
GER
PES
ITA
1958 BC Ecclestone Connaught
Type B
Alta Straight-4 ARG
MON
NED
500
BEL
FRA
GBR
Ret
NC 0
Ecurie Demi Litre Lotus 12 Climax Straight-4 GER
11 *
POR
ITA
MOR
1959 British Racing Partnership Cooper T51 Climax Straight-4 MON
DNQ
500
NED
FRA
NC 0
Borgward Straight-4 GBR
13 *
GER
POR
ITA
USA

* Formula 2 entry.

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Preceded by
José Froilán González
Maurice Trintignant
Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
1955 with:
Mike Hawthorn
Succeeded by
Ron Flockhart
Ninian Sanderson
Preceded by
Ron Flockhart
Ninian Sanderson
Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
1957 with:
Ron Flockhart
Succeeded by
Olivier Gendebien
Phil Hill
Preceded by
Stuart Lewis-Evans
Formula One fatal accidents
August 1, 1959
Succeeded by
Harry Schell