Bob Said

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Bob Said
Nationality United States American
Born (1932-05-05)May 5, 1932
Died March 24, 2002(2002-03-24) (aged 69)
Formula One World Championship career
Active years 1959
Teams Connaught
Entries 1
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First entry 1959 United States Grand Prix
Last entry 1959 United States Grand Prix
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
1 race run over 1 year
First race 1959 Daytona 500 (Daytona)
Last race 1959 Daytona 500 (Daytona)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0

Boris "Bob" Said (May 5, 1932 in New York City – March 24, 2002 in Seattle) was a racing driver from the United States. Boris was the first American to win a road race in Europe after World War II – the 1953 Rouen Grand Prix. He participated in the first Formula One United States Grand Prix at Sebring on December 12, 1959. He spun off on the first lap and scored no World Championship points.[1] He also made one NASCAR start, the 1959 Daytona 500 where he finished 50th after a transmission failure.

Said was also a bobsled racer, competing in the Olympics twice, 1968 in Grenoble and in 1972 at Sapporo, Japan achieving a best result of tenth.[1] The 1968 games were notable as he competed against another racing driver-come-bobsledder, Robin Widdows.

Later he was the executive producer of a documentary entitled Mystery of the Sphynx.

His son, Boris Said III, is a current NASCAR driver and road course ringer.

Motorsports career results[edit]

Complete Formula One results[edit]

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 WDC Points
1959 Connaught Cars / Paul Emery Connaught Type C Alta Straight-4 MON 500 NED FRA GBR GER POR ITA USA
NC 0


(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Grand National Series[edit]


  1. ^ a b Viva F1. "Formula One at the Olympics". Retrieved 2012-07-26. 
  2. ^ "Bob Said – 1959 NASCAR Grand National Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 15, 2016. 

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