Roy Salvadori

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Roy Salvadori
Born (1922-05-12)12 May 1922
Dovercourt, Essex, England, UK
Died 3 June 2012(2012-06-03) (aged 90)
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality United Kingdom British
Active years 19521962
Teams Ferrari, Connaught, Maserati, BRM, Cooper, Aston Martin, Bowmaker-Yeoman Lola
Races 50 (47 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 2
Career points 19
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First race 1952 British Grand Prix
Last race 1962 South African Grand Prix

Roy Francesco Salvadori (12 May 1922 – 3 June 2012) was a British motor racing driver and manager. He participated in 50 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on 12 July 1952, and achieved two podiums, scoring a total of 19 Championship points. He was born in Dovercourt, Essex, to parents of Italian descent.[1] During a varied career he also won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1959, driving for Aston Martin and teamed with Carroll Shelby.

He did also have two bad crashes during his career. While running in the sportscar version of a non-Formula 1 World Championship event, the 1951 BRDC International Trophy race at Silverstone, Salvadori had a nasty accident when he flipped two in a half times and was ejected from the car before ending up in the hay bales. He was in critical condition after suffering a fractured skull and other severe injuries, but he survived. Twelve years later, he slid onto oil dropped by New Zealander Bruce McLaren during the early stages of the 1963 24 Hours of Le Mans and flipped onto his roof in flames in an accident that tragically killed Brazilian driver Christian "Bino" Heins. Jean-Pierre Manzon was also involved in the mess and both he and Salvadori was severely injured. The accident led Salvadori to retirement from driving, but he returned to Formula One to manage the Cooper racing team in 1966 and 1967. He died of illness on June 3, 2012 at the age of 90.

Family life[edit]

Salvadori married Susan Hindmarsh, one of the daughters of racing driver, long distance record breaker and 'round the world' driver Violette Cordery and her husband, the racing driver and aviator John Stuart Hindmarsh.[2][3]

Complete World Championship Formula One results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 WDC Pts.
1952 G. Caprara Ferrari 500 Ferrari I4 SUI 500 BEL FRA GBR
8
GER NED ITA NC 0
1953 Connaught Engineering Connaught Type A Lea-Francis I4 ARG 500 NED
Ret
BEL FRA
Ret
GBR
Ret
GER
Ret
SUI ITA
Ret
NC 0
1954 Gilby Engineering Ltd. Maserati 250F Maserati I6 ARG 500 BEL FRA
Ret
GBR
Ret
GER SUI ITA ESP NC 0
1955 Gilby Engineering Ltd. Maserati 250F Maserati I6 ARG MON 500 BEL GER GBR
Ret
ITA NC 0
1956 Gilby Engineering Ltd. Maserati 250F Maserati I6 ARG MON 500 BEL FRA GBR
Ret
GER
Ret
ITA
11
NC 0
1957 Owen Racing Organisation BRM P25 BRM I4 ARG MON
DNQ
500 19th 2
Vandervell Products Ltd. Vanwall Vanwall I4 FRA
Ret
Cooper Car Company Cooper T43 Climax I4 GBR
5
GER
Ret
PES
Ret
ITA
1958 Cooper Car Company Cooper T45 Climax I4 ARG MON
Ret
NED
4
500 BEL
8
FRA
11
GBR
3
GER
2
POR
9
ITA
5
MOR
7
4th 15
1959 High Efficiency Motors Cooper T45 Climax I4 MON
6
500 FRA
Ret
USA
Ret
NC 0
David Brown Corporation Aston Martin DBR4/250 Aston Martin I6 NED
Ret
GBR
6
GER POR
6
ITA
Ret
1960 High Efficiency Motors Cooper T51 Climax I4 ARG MON
Ret
500 USA
8
NC 0
David Brown Corporation Aston Martin DBR4/250 Aston Martin I6 NED
DNS
BEL FRA
Aston Martin DBR5/250 Aston Martin I6 GBR
Ret
POR ITA
1961 Yeoman Credit Racing Team Cooper T53 Climax I4 MON NED BEL FRA
8
GBR
6
GER
10
ITA
6
USA
Ret
17th 2
1962 Bowmaker-Yeoman Racing Team Lola Mk4 Climax V8 NED
Ret
MON
Ret
BEL FRA
Ret
GBR
Ret
GER
Ret
ITA
Ret
USA
DNS
RSA
Ret
NC 0

References[edit]


Sporting positions
Preceded by
Olivier Gendebien
Phil Hill
Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
1959 with:
Carroll Shelby
Succeeded by
Olivier Gendebien
Paul Frère