Tom Bridger

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Tommy Bridger
Born (1934-06-24)24 June 1934
Woolmer Green, Hertfordshire, England, UK
Died 30 July 1991(1991-07-30) (aged 57)
Logie Coldstone, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality United Kingdom British
Active years 1958
Teams British Racing Partnership
Races 1
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First race 1958 Moroccan Grand Prix
Last race 1958 Moroccan Grand Prix

Thomas "Tommy" Bridger (24 June 1934 – 30 July 1991) was a British racing driver from England. He participated in one Formula One World Championship Grand Prix, on 19 October 1958, scoring no championship points. His greatest success came in Formula Three, where he won 15 races.[1]

Born in Woolmer Green, Hertfordshire, Bridger started racing in Formula Three in 1953,[2] initially competing minor events in a Kieft-Norton before moving to a Cooper to compete full-time in Formula Three in 1957.[3] He achieved some success racing with Jim Russell, one of the more successful drivers in the category.[3][4] He moved up to Formula Two in 1958, finishing second in the Crystal Palace Trophy race, and eighth in the Coupe de Vitesse at Reims.[3]

Bridger raced in the 1958 Moroccan Grand Prix with British Racing Partnership, driving a Formula Two-class Cooper T45.[4] He qualified in 22nd place, and Bridger got up to 14th before his race was ended by a collision on lap 30.[2] The crash involved three vehicles, but Bridger emerged unharmed.[3]

He returned to Formula Three in 1959 with the Cooper-Norton car, winning four races throughout the year.[2] In 1960 he raced in Formula Junior, competing in a works Lotus at the British Grand Prix.[3]

Bridger died at Logie Coldstone, Aberdeenshire in 1991.

Complete Formula One World Championship results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 WDC Points
1958 British Racing Partnership Cooper T45 (F2) Climax Straight-4 ARG MON NED 500 BEL FRA GBR GER POR ITA MOR
Ret
NC 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jenkins, Richard. "Where are they now: Tommy Bridger". Old Racing Cars. Retrieved 3 June 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c Williamson, Martin. "Tom Bridger profile". ESPN F1. ESPN. Retrieved 3 June 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Statistics: Tommy Bridger". Grand Prix Archive. Crash Media Group. Retrieved 3 June 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Tommy Bridger profile". GrandPrix.com. Inside F1. Retrieved 3 June 2012.