12 May 1922|
Dovercourt, Essex, England, UK
|Died||3 June 2012(aged 90)|
|Formula One World Championship career|
|Teams||Ferrari, Connaught, Maserati, BRM, Cooper, Aston Martin, Bowmaker-Yeoman Lola|
|Races||50 (47 starts)|
|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.
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.
During a varied career he also won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1959, driving for Aston Martin and teamed with Carroll Shelby. After retiring from driving he returned to running his car dealership, but was tempted back to Formula One to manage the Cooper racing team in 1966 and 1967.
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.
Complete World Championship Formula One results
- "Drivers: Roy Salvadori". GrandPrix.com. Retrieved 2007-09-25.
- "Roy Salvadori". Grand Prix Racing. Retrieved 2007-09-25.
- "Drivers: Salvadori, Roy". Autocourse Grand Prix Archive. Archived from the original on 2007-12-20. Retrieved 2007-09-25.
|Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans