Bertil Roos

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Bertil Roos
Born(1943-10-12)October 12, 1943
DiedMarch 31, 2016(2016-03-31) (aged 72)
Formula One World Championship career
NationalitySweden Swedish
Active years1974
TeamsShadow
Entries1
Championships0
Wins0
Podiums0
Career points0
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
First entry1974 Swedish Grand Prix
Last entry1974 Swedish Grand Prix

Bertil Roos (October 12, 1943 – March 31, 2016)[1] was a Swedish racing driver from Gothenburg. He participated in a single Formula One Grand Prix, his home race in 1974, from which he retired with transmission failure.

Career[edit]

Despite enjoying early promise in winning the US Formula Super Vee title in 1973, and also doing well in Formula 2 in Europe and Formula Atlantic in Canada, Roos only received one shot at Formula One. He and his team, Shadow, did not get on particularly well, and ultimately the team chose to work with Tom Pryce instead. Roos went back to the US and Canada, where he continued racing.

He was the senior driving instructor for the Fred Opert racing school in Pennsylvania, USA near Pocono Raceway,[2] a business that he later purchased.

Still racing in the 1980s, Roos was a two-time Can-Am champion in the 2 liter and under category.[3]

Roos died at Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg Pennsylvania, on March 31, 2016.[1]

Racing record[edit]

US Formula Super Vee[edit]

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Rank Points
1973 TUI BH3 VW Brabham LRP
1
WG1
1
ROL
Ret
WG2
1
ROA
Ret
POC
5
SIR
LS
6
RIV
3
1st 86
Source:[4][5][6]

SCCA National Championship Runoffs[edit]

Year Track Car Engine Class Finish Start Status
1987 Road Atlanta Martini Mk. 47 Formula Atlantic 13 4 DNF

Complete Formula One results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 WDC Points
1974 UOP Shadow Racing Team Shadow DN3 Cosworth V8 ARG BRA RSA ESP BEL MON SWE
Ret
NED FRA GBR GER AUT ITA CAN USA NC 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jenkins, Richard. "The World Championship drivers - Where are they now?". OldRacingCars.com. Retrieved April 5, 2016.
  2. ^ Roos Racing Archived 2007-09-19 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-06-26. Retrieved 2010-03-27.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "1973 SCCA Formula Super Vee Championship Bertil Roos - Champion". champcarstats.com. Champ Car Stats. Archived from the original on 2 July 2021. Retrieved 2 July 2021.
  5. ^ "Bertil Roos Racing highlights". driverdb.com. Driver Data Base. Archived from the original on 2 July 2021. Retrieved 2 July 2021.
  6. ^ "Formula Super Vee". autosport.com. Autosport. Archived from the original on 28 June 2021. Retrieved 28 June 2021.

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by US Formula Super Vee
Champion

1973
Succeeded by