Rob Slotemaker

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Rob Slotemaker
Rob Slotemaker 1968.jpg
Rob Slotemaker in 1968
Born (1929-06-13)13 June 1929
Batavia, Dutch East Indies
Died 16 September 1979(1979-09-16) (aged 50)
Zandvoort, Netherlands
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality Netherlands Dutch
Active years 1962
Teams Ecurie Maarsbergen
Races 1 (0 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First race 1962 Dutch Grand Prix
Last race 1962 Dutch Grand Prix

Rob "Sloot" Slotemaker (13 June 1929 in Batavia, Dutch East Indies, (now Jakarta, Indonesia) – 16 September 1979 in Zandvoort, Netherlands) was a racing driver from the Netherlands.

He entered one Formula One World Championship race, the 1962 Dutch Grand Prix, with one of Carel Godin de Beaufort's Porsches, but his car was not ready in time for the event, and his entry was taken by Wolfgang Seidel.[1] Throughout the 1960s Slotemaker competed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans race, and was a driver and advisor for the Le Mans film in 1970.

In 1956 he established his "Anti-skid" driving school at Zandvoort, which is still operating today.[2]

On 16 September 1979 at the Circuit Park Zandvoort, Slotemaker was killed when he crashed his Chevrolet Camaro during the "Trophy of the Dunes" touring car race. His car spun on a patch of oil and collided with a course car parked alongside the track. Despite the relatively minor force of the accident, he suffered a broken neck and died instantly. A doctor in the course car was also injured.[3]

A section of the circuit, the right-hander past Hunzerug, is named in his memory.

Complete Formula One World Championship results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 WDC Points
1962 Rob Slotemaker Porsche 718 Porsche Flat-4 NED
DNP
MON
BEL
FRA
GBR
GER
ITA
USA
RSA
0

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Thompson, "The Formula One Record Book", Frewin, 1974, pp. 84–85.
  2. ^ Slotemakers Anti-Skid School (Dutch)
  3. ^ The Straits Times, 18 September 1979, p.26.