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
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.


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 USA 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. The school is accredited by the SCCA to be able to recommend graduates for race licenses at the regional and national levels.[3]

Still racing in the 1980s, Roos was a two-time Can-Am champion in the 2 liter and under category.[4]

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

Racing record[edit]

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]


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


  1. ^ a b Jenkins, Richard. "The World Championship drivers - Where are they now?". Retrieved April 5, 2016.
  2. ^ Roos Racing Archived 2007-09-19 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Roos Racing Archived 2007-09-19 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-06-26. Retrieved 2010-03-27.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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