Roy Salvadori

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Roy Salvadori
Roy Salvadori.JPG
Salvadori at the 12 hours of Sebring (1958)
Born (1922-05-12)12 May 1922
Dovercourt, Essex, England,
Died 3 June 2012(2012-06-03) (aged 90)
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality United Kingdom British
Active years 19521962
Teams Ferrari, Connaught, Maserati, BRM, Vanwall, Cooper, Aston Martin, Lola
Entries 50 (47 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 2
Career points 19
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First entry 1952 British Grand Prix
Last entry 1962 South African Grand Prix
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Participating years 19531963
Teams Aston Martin Ltd., David Brown Racing Dept., Border Reivers, Essex Racing Team, Briggs Cunningham
Best finish 1st (1959)
Class wins 2 (1959 & 1962)

Roy Francesco Salvadori (12 May 1922 – 3 June 2012) was an English motor racing driver and manager. He was born in Dovercourt, Essex, to parents of Italian descent.[1][2] He graduated to Formula One by 1952 and competed regularly until 1962 for a succession of teams including Cooper, Vanwall, BRM, Aston Martin and Connaught. He also excelled in other formula, with his biggest coming at the 1959 24 Heures du Mans, with co-driver Carroll Shelby their Aston Martin.

In 47 starts he managed only one podium, a third at the RAC British Grand Prix, but he won non-championship in Australia, New Zealand and England. In 1961 he was lying in second place at 1961 United States Grand Prix when his Cooper suffered an engine failure. At the end of 1962, he retired from F1 and stopped racing completely a couple of years later to concentrate on the motor trade. He returned to the sport in 1966 to spend two seasons as manager of the Cooper-Maserati squad, and eventually retired to Monaco.

Racing career[edit]

Early career[edit]

With his ambition thwarted by World War II, Salvadori began his career in 1946, racing purely for the pleasure of it, in minor events, in a MG and an ex-Brooklands offset Riley racer before stepping up to an ex-Tazio Nuvolari Alfa Romeo P3 in 1947.[3][4] It was with this car, he raced in the 1947 Grand Prix des Frontières, where late into the race, his Alfa would remain stuck in its highest gear. Despite this, Salvasdori still cruised home to record an impressive fifth place.[5] He then decided to pursue a professional career, and drove a number of different makes as his career progressed.[4]

In the May 1951 BRDC International Trophy race at Silverstone, Salvadori had a nasty accident when his Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica somersaulted two and a half times and he was ejected, ending up in the hay bales. He was in critical condition after suffering a fractured skull and other severe injuries. He came so close enough to death, he was given the last rites.[6]

King of the Airfields[edit]

Salvadori knew his limitations. He realised that chasing the likes of Stirling Moss at circuits like steeply cambered, high-banked Dundrod or Pescara, its blind bends and flat-out blinds linked by a surface polished to a semi-precious sheen by the harsh Abruzzo sun, were fruitless verging on suicidal. Through he wasn’t alone in that, he became known as "King of the Airfields”. Certainly, he piled up the wins at Silverstone, Snetterton and flat English airfield tracks. Roy race with all the tough nut tenacity benefitting of a man who made good in the second-hand car trade in the immediate post-war England.[7][8]

He twice won the Oulton Park’s International Gold Cup [9]– and there were plenty of adjacent trees to hit there, plus there was a lake to plunge into, which he did once abroad a Jaguar Mk.II 3.8 saloon.[10] Nor was the Mulsanne Straight at night a place for the inaccurate or nervous – and he scored his most notable success at Le Mans, in Aston Martin’s DBR1/300 in 1959.[11]

Roy’s association with tractor magnate David Brown and his Feltham-built Aston Martin sports cars,[12] GTs and F1 underscored his career; he joined Brown’s team in mid-1953, and would label his 1963 defeat of Ferrari’s 250 GTO at Monza in its DP214 in win the Inter-Europa Cup, as his favourite victory.[3][13]

Formula One[edit]

1956 Silverstone GP Formula 2 race winner Salvadori with foot on tyre of Cooper T41

However he recovered sufficiently to make his first entry into Grand Prix racing in 1952 when he drove a two-litre four cylinder Ferrari 500 in the British Grand Prix for G. Caprara, finishing eighth, three laps down.[14] He would continue to race the Ferrari, winning the Joe Fry Memorial Trophy.[15] For the 1953 season, Salvadori joined the Connaught team and competed in five Grands Prix with the Connaught "A type" but retired from all of them.[14] However, he did secured a number of non-championship victories during the season.[5]

Between 1954 and 1956 Salvadori drove a Maserati 250F in Formula One for Syd Greene's Gilby Engineering team, taking a numerous good results in predominantly non-championship F1 races,[2] with one entry for Officine Alfieri Maserati in the Großer Preis der Schweiz where he did not start and the car was driven by Sergio Mantovani.[14] It was in the 1956 RAC British Grand Prix at Silverstone when only a similarly 250F mounted Moss shaded him and a possible victory was lost to a fuel line problem,[16] marked him out as a potential top-level driver. However, he remained particularly active in domestic motor sport and in sports cars for Aston Martin.[14]

Ever since his Championship debut in 1952, Salvadori would experience retirement after retirement. Out of the ten races contested between 1953 and 1956, he would retire early in every single one of them.[17] But this all change in 1957, when he signed with Cooper achieving only one fifth place at RAC British Grand Prix.[18] However, 1958 (as team-mate to Jack Brabham) was his most successful season, finishing fourth in the World Drivers' Championship for Cooper, behind Mike Hawthorn, Stirling Moss and Tony Brooks.[19] Over the course of the season, he would earn two podium finishes,[17] including a second place in the Großer Preis von Deutschland.[20] However he was not retained by Cooper for 1959 (when Brabham would win the first of his titles) but drove a privately entered Cooper, as well as the works Aston Martin, in which he achieved two sixth-place finishes.[14] The Aston Martin was a traditional front engined car, which was soon outclassed by the Cooper rear engined concept.[4] He did, however, win the London Trophy at Crystal Palace with a Formula Two Cooper.[4] The Aston Martin team continued into 1960 but again without success and Salvadori also continued with the privately entered Cooper.[4][14]

For 1961, Salvadori moved to Reg Parnell's Yeoman Credit Racing team as partner to John Surtees, competing in five Grands Prix and achieving three sixth-place finishes with the team's 1.5-litre Cooper T53-Climax. The Cooper now had strong competition in the form of Colin Chapman's Lotus cars, but Salvadori was catching Innes Ireland for the lead in the United States Grand Prix at Watkins Glen when the engine failed.[2][21] He continued with Parnell for 1962, now under the Bowmaker Racing Team name with the Lola Mk4-Climax, but eight attempts yielded seven retirements and one failure to start (as John Surtees took the car).[14] 1962 was Salvadori's last season in Formula One. The season had begun with a nasty accident in a Cooper during qualifying for the Warwick Farm ‘100’ in Australia, which left him with a temporary facial paralysis.[10][22]

Sports cars[edit]

Throughout his Formula One career, Salvadori continued to participate in many other classes, particularly within the United Kingdom and became very well-known domestically as a result.[4] Throughout 1951 and 1952 seasons, while taking part in sportscar races throughout England, he would become a regular on the podium and would win his first race at the BARC Goodwood in 1952.[23] He would follow this victory up with another at Snetterton and Goodwood later on in the season.[23] He would then sweep all of the events as part of the National meeting at Thruxton.[23] 1953 would see Salvadori earn more podium finishes with a few victories.[23] However, his first attempt at the 24 Heures du Mans, driving a works Aston Martin would not fare well. Co-driving with George Abecassis, the clutch failure would lead to the pair retiring early.[24] He impressed with his aggressive press-on attitude, when he finished second in the Internationales ADAC-1000 km Rennen Weltmeisterschaftslauf Nürburgring in an Ecurie Ecosse Jaguar C-Type, shared with Ian Stewart [25]

Ever since he started racing sportscars in the upper levels during the 1950s, he was usually a sure bet to finish in the top five, whether it was in national or international races.[23][26] However, in 1959, he would achieve a run of success of which even the best would find themselves envious. Although he only finished one race in the year to March, over the next three months Salvadori would go on an incredible run of success. The run started with a second place in the British Empire Trophy race but followed that with two straight victories in the Aintree 200 and an International race at Silverstone. And then, a pair of second-place finishes and another victory, this time at the National Open race at Crystal Palace in the middle of May. It was on to the Circuit de la Sarthe for the 24 Heures du Mans.[27]

1959 24 Heures du Mans[edit]

Salvadori was entered in the race by David Brown Racing Dept. in an Aston Martin DBR1/300, partnered by the same co-driver he had had at the 12 Hours of Sebring earlier on in the year, Texan Carroll Shelby.[28][29] Attrition would be a constant participant and the field would be down to just 13 cars, heading the surviving cars was Salvadori and Shelby. The Englishman would bring the car across the finish line giving himself and Brown the Le Mans victory each had been longed for many years.[30][31] This would be the high point of his sports car career, especially as Shelby was crooked by dysentery, therefore Salvadori did the lion’s share of the driving.[2][32] Before the end of the season, he would score four more victories. It was truly his best season.[27]

He followed the ’59 season with another successful season in 1960, scoring five victories, including a run of four wins in five races.[27] While at Le Mans, he allowed his co-driver, Jim Clark sufficient scoop to express himself, but provided enough wise counsel for the pairing to finish third in Border Reivers’ DBR1.[33] 1961 would see him take two victories at Crystal Palace on the same day, plus a string of other podium finishes [27] He returned to the winning ways at the Circuit de la Sarthe in 1962, when he shared a Jaguar E-Type with Briggs Cunningham. The pair finished fourth overall, but won their class.[34] A year later, he spun on oil dropped by Bruce McLaren’s Aston Martin DP214 during the early stages of the race and flipped onto his E-Type’s roof, and burst into flames. Jean-Pierre Manzon in his Aerodjet LM6 hit Salvadori and stopped in the middle of the track. Christian Heins was unable to avoid the wreckage, swerved out of control, hit another car and spun into a lamp car and exploded into flames. Although Salvadori and Manzon were both injured, Heins died instantly.[35] The accident ultimately led to Salvadori retiring from racing in early 1965, after finished second in the Whitsun Trophy race at Goodwood, abroad a Ford GT40.[4][36] He last sportscar victory came the season before in the Scott-Brown Memorial at Snetterton.[37]

He returned to Formula One to serve as a team manager for the Cooper racing team in 1966 and 1967.[4] After a disagreement with the team, he would leave and focus on his own business. Away from the track, he was involved with a car dealership in Surrey between 1968-1969.[2] Salvadori was also involved in the early stages of the Ford GT40 project but resigned, when the machine's handling appeared problematic, without accepting a fee for his services.[1]

He retired to Monaco in the late 1960s.[4] He died following illness on 3 June 2012 at the age of 90.

Family life[edit]

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.[2][38]

Racing record[edit]

Career highlights[edit]

Season Series Position Team Car
1952 Joe Fry Memorial Trophy [39] 1st G, Caprara Ferrari 500
Goodwood Nine Hours [40] 3rd G. Caprara Ferrari 225 S
Charterhall International [41] 3rd B. Baird Ferrari 225 S
1953 WECC Trophy [42] 1st Connaught Engineering Connaught-Les Francis Type A
Madgwick Cup [43] 1st Connaught Engineering Connaught-Les Francis Type A
Lavant Cup [44] 2nd Connaught Engineering Connaught-Les Francis Type A
AMOC Trophy [42] 2nd Ferrari
Daily Express BRDC International Trophy [45] 2nd Connaught Engineering Connaught-Les Francis Type A
Crystal Palace Trophy [46] 2nd Connaught Engineering Connaught-Les Francis Type A
Internationales ADAC-1000 km Rennen Weltmeisterschaftslauf Nürburgring [47] 2nd Ecurie Ecosse Jaguar C-Type
Newcastle Journal Trophy [42] 3rd Connaught Engineering Connaught-Les Francis Type A
1954 Curtis Trophy [48] 1st Gilby Engineering Maserati 250F
WECC Trophy [49] 1st Gilby Engineering Maserati 250F
British Empire Trophy [50] 2nd Gilby Engineering Maserati A6GCS
Lavant Cup [51] 2nd Gilby Engineering Maserati 250F
Chichester Cup [49] 2nd Gilby Engineering Maserati 250F
August Cup [52] 2nd Gilby Engineering Maserati 250F
Penya Rhin Grand Prix [53] 2nd Ecurie Ecosse Jaguar C-Type
Whitsuntide Race [49] 3rd Maserati 250F
Grand Prix de Rouen-les-Essarts [54] 3rd Gilby Engineering Maserati 250F
Goodwood Trophy [55] 3rd Gilby Engineering Maserati 250F
1955 Glover Trophy [56] 1st Gilby Engineering Maserati 250F
Lavant Cup [57] 1st John Young Connaught-Les Francis Type A
WHDCC Trophy [58] 1st Maserati 250F
WECC Trophy [58] 1st Maserati 250F
Curtis Trophy [59] 1st Gilby Engineering Maserati 250F
Daily Telegraph Trophy [60] 1st Gilby Engineering Maserati 250F
Chichester Cup [58] 2nd Maserati 250F
BRDC International Trophy [61] 2nd Gilby Engineering Maserati 250F
Silverstone International [62] 2nd Aston Martin Aston Martin DB3S
Snetterton International [63] 2nd Gilby Eng. Maserati 250F
BARC Trophy [58] 2nd Maserati 250F
London Trophy [64] 3rd Gilby Engineering Maserati 250F
Aintree International [65] 3rd Roy Salvadori Aston Martin DB3S
1956 Circuito do Porto [S1.5] [66] 1st Cooper Car Company Cooper-Climax T39
RAC British F2 Grand Prix [67] 1st Cooper Car Co. Cooper-Climax T41
Vanwall Trophy [68] 1st Gilby Engineering Maserati 250F
Bank Holiday F2 Race [69] 1st Cooper Car Co. Cooper-Climax T41
Sussex Trophy [70] 1st Cooper Car Co. Cooper-Climax T41
International Gold Cup [71] 1st Cooper Car Co. Cooper-Climax T41
Glover Trophy [72] 2nd Gilby Engineering Maserati 250F
British Empire Trophy [73] 3rd Cooper Cooper-Climax T39
Rheinland-Pfalz Preis Nürburgring [74] 3rd Cooper Car Co. Cooper-Climax T39
Grand Prix de Caen [75] 3rd Gilby Engineering Maserati 250F
1957 Woodcote Cup [76] 1st Cooper Car Co. Cooper-Climax T43
British Empire Trophy [77] 2nd D. Brown (Aston Martin) Ltd. Aston Martin DBR1
Sussex Trophy [78] 2nd Aston Martin Aston Martin DBR1
Grand Prix de Spa [79] 2nd Aston Martin Aston Martin DBR1
London Trophy [80] 2nd Cooper Car Co. Cooper-Climax T43
Aintree International [81] 2nd Aston Martin Aston Martin DBR1
Grand Prix de Caen [82] 2nd Cooper-Climax T43
FIA Formula One World Championship [83] 18th Owen Racing Organisation
Vandervell Products
Cooper Car Company
BRM P25
Vanwall VW5
Cooper-Climax T43
1958 Aintree 200 [84] 2nd David Brown Aston Martin DBR2
Daily Express BRDC International Trophy [85] 2nd Cooper Car Co. Cooper-Climax T45
Großer Preis von Deutschland [86] 2nd Cooper Car Company Cooper-Climax T45
RAC Tourist Trophy [87] 2nd David Brown Ltd. Aston Martin DBR1/300
Glover Trophy [88] 3rd Cooper-Climax T45
RAC British Grand Prix [89] 3rd Cooper Car Company Cooper-Climax T45
FIA Formula One World Championship [90] 4th Cooper Car Company Cooper-Climax T45
USAC Road Racing Championship [91] 14th Cooper Car Company Cooper-Climax T45
1959 Aintree 200 [92] 1st John Coombs Cooper-Maserati Monaco T49
London Trophy [93] 1st High Efficiency Motors Cooper-Climax T43
24 Heures du Mans [94] 1st David Brown Racing Dept. Aston Martin DBR1/300
Lavant Cup [95] 2nd High Efficiency Motors Cooper-Climax T43
Fordwater Trophy for Saloon Cars [96] 2nd John Coombs Racing Organisation Jaguar 3.4
Daily Express BRDC International Trophy [97] 2nd David Brown Corporation Aston Martin DBR4/250
British Empire Trophy [98] 2nd John Coombs Cooper-Maserati Monaco T49
John Davy Trophy [99] 2nd High Efficiency Motors Cooper-Climax T43
BRSCC British Saloon Car Championship [100] 9th John Coombs Racing Organisation Jaguar 3.4
1960 Sussex Trophy [101] 1st John Coombs Cooper-Maserati Monaco T49
Aintree 200 [102] 1st John Coombs Cooper-Maserati Monaco T49
Lancashire & Cheshire C.C. F2 [103] 1st High Efficiency Motors Cooper-Climax T51
Silverstone International – Sports Cars [104] 1st John Coombs Cooper-Maserati Monaco T49
Brands Hatch International [105] 1st J. Coombs Cooper-Climax Monaco T49
Fordwater Trophy [106] 2nd John Coombs Racing Organisation Jaguar Mk II
RAC Tourist Trophy [107] 2nd Essex Racing Team Aston Martin DB4 GT
Oulton Park Trophy [108] 3rd High Efficiency Motors Cooper-Climax T51
24 Heures du Mans [109] 3rd Bordes Reivers Aston Martin DBR1/300
Lavant Cup [110] 3rd High Efficiency Motors Cooper-Climax T51
International Formula Libre Grand Prix [111] 3rd John Coombs Cooper-Climax Monaco T49
1961 Longford Trophy [112] 1st Ecurie Vitesse Cooper-Climax T51
Lombank Trophy [113] 1st J. Ogier Aston Martin DB4 GT
London Trophy [114] 1st Yeoman Credit Racing Team Cooper-Climax T53
Silverstone International – Sports Car [115] 2nd John Coombs Racing Organisation Cooper-Climax Monaco T49
Peco Trophy [116] 2nd John Coombs Jaguar E-Type
Scott-Brown Memorial Trophy [117] 2nd John Coombs Jaguar E-Type
Molyslip Trophy [118] 2nd Jaguar E-Type
Glover Trophy [119] 3rd Yeoman Credit Racing Team Cooper-Climax T53
B.R.D.C. International Trophy [120] 3rd Yeoman Credit Racing Team Cooper-Climax T53
Peco Trophy [121] 3rd John Coombs Jaguar E-Type
RAC Tourist Trophy [122] 3rd Essex Racing Team Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato
Grote Prijs van Danske [123] 3rd Yeoman Credit Racing Team Cooper-Climax T53
BRSCC British Saloon Car Championship [124] 5th John Coombs Jaguar Mk II 3.8
Inter-Continental Championship [125] 6th Yeoman Credit Racing Team Cooper-Climax T53
FIA Formula World Championship [126] 17th Yeoman Credit Racing Team Cooper-Climax T53
1962 Lavant Cup [127] 2nd Lola-Climax T4
Crystal Palace Trophy [128] 2nd Lola-Climax T4
Kanonloppet [129] 2nd Bowmaker Racing Team Lola-Climax T4
Peco Trophy [130] 2nd John Coombs Ferrari 250 GTO
1963 Lavant Cup [131] 1st Cooper-Climax Monaco T61
Aintree 200 [132] 1st C. T. Atkins Cooper-Climax Monaco T61
Silverstone International – Sports Cars [133] 1st C. T. Atkins Cooper-Climax Monaco T61
The Motors 6 Hours [134] 1st Tommy Atkins Jaguar Mk II 3.8
Coppa Inter-Europa (+2.0) [135] 1st David Brown/Aston Martin Lagonda Aston Martin DP214
St. Mary’s Trophy [136] 2nd Tommy Atkins Jaguar Mk II 3.8
Norbury Trophy [137] 2nd Tommy Atkins Jaguar Mk II 3.8
Guards Trophy [138] 2nd C. T. Atkins Cooper-Climax Monaco T61
Sussex Trophy [139] 3rd Tommy Atkins Jaguar E-Type
Grovewood Trophy [140] 3rd C. T. Atkins Jaguar E-Type Lightweight
The Slip Molyslip Trophy [141] 3rd Tommy Atkins Jaguar Mk II 3.8
RAC Tourist Trophy [142] 3rd C. T. Atkins Jaguar E-Type Lightweight
BRSCC British Saloon Car Championship [143] 4th Tommy Atkins Jaguar Mk II 3.8
1964 Whitsun Trophy [144] 1st Tommy Atkins Cooper-Maserati
Coppa Inter-Europa [145] 2nd Maranello Concessionaires Ferrari 250 LM
1965 Whitsun Trophy [146] 2nd F. English Ltd. Ford GT40

Complete Formula One World Championship results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 WDC Pts.
1952 G. Caprara Ferrari 500 Ferrari I4 SUI 500 BEL FRA GBR
8
GER NED ITA NC 0
1953 Connaught Engineering Connaught Type A Lea-Francis I4 ARG 500 NED
Ret
BEL FRA
Ret
GBR
Ret
GER
Ret
SUI ITA
Ret
NC 0
1954 Gilby Engineering Ltd. Maserati 250F Maserati I6 ARG 500 BEL FRA
Ret
GBR
Ret
GER ITA ESP NC 0
Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati 250F Maserati I6 SUI
DNS
1955 Gilby Engineering Ltd. Maserati 250F Maserati I6 ARG MON 500 BEL GER GBR
Ret
ITA NC 0
1956 Gilby Engineering Ltd. Maserati 250F Maserati I6 ARG MON 500 BEL FRA GBR
Ret
GER
Ret
ITA
11
NC 0
1957 Owen Racing Organisation BRM P25 BRM I4 ARG MON
DNQ
500 19th 2
Vandervell Products Ltd. Vanwall Vanwall I4 FRA
Ret
Cooper Car Company Cooper T43 Climax I4 GBR
5
GER
Ret
PES
Ret
ITA
1958 Cooper Car Company Cooper T45 Climax I4 ARG MON
Ret
NED
4
500 BEL
8
FRA
11
GBR
3
GER
2
POR
9
ITA
5
MOR
7
4th 15
1959 High Efficiency Motors Cooper T45 Climax I4 MON
6
500 FRA
Ret
USA
Ret
NC 0
David Brown Corporation Aston Martin DBR4/250 Aston Martin I6 NED
Ret
GBR
6
GER POR
6
ITA
Ret
1960 High Efficiency Motors Cooper T51 Climax I4 ARG MON
Ret
500 USA
8
NC 0
David Brown Corporation Aston Martin DBR4/250 Aston Martin I6 NED
DNS
BEL FRA
Aston Martin DBR5/250 Aston Martin I6 GBR
Ret
POR ITA
1961 Yeoman Credit Racing Team Cooper T53 Climax I4 MON NED BEL FRA
8
GBR
6
GER
10
ITA
6
USA
Ret
17th 2
1962 Bowmaker-Yeoman Racing Team Lola Mk4 Climax V8 NED
Ret
MON
Ret
BEL FRA
Ret
GBR
Ret
GER
Ret
ITA
Ret
USA
DNS
RSA
Ret
NC 0

† Car driven, in the race, by Sergio Mantovani.[14]

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1953 United Kingdom Aston Martin Ltd. United Kingdom George Abecassis Aston Martin DB3S S3.0 72 DNF
Clutch
1954 United Kingdom David Brown United Kingdom Reg Parnell Aston Martin DB3S S5.0 222 DNF
Head gasket
1955 United Kingdom Aston Martin Ltd. United Kingdom Peter Walker Aston Martin DB3S S3.0 105 DNF
Engine
1956 United Kingdom David Brown United Kingdom Peter Walker Aston Martin DB3S S3.0 175 DNF
Accident
1957 United Kingdom D. Brown United Kingdom Les Leston Aston Martin DBR1/300 S3.0 112 DNF
Oil pipe
1958 United Kingdom David Brown Racing Dept. United Kingdom Stuart Lewis-Evans Aston Martin DBR1/300 S3.0 49 DNF
Accident
1959 United Kingdom David Brown Racing Dept. United States Carroll Shelby Aston Martin DBR1/300 S3.0 323 1st 1st
1960 United Kingdom Border Reivers United Kingdom Jim Clark Aston Martin DBR1/300 S3.0 306 3rd 3rd
1961 United Kingdom Essex Racing Team South Africa Tony Maggs Aston Martin DBR1/300 S3.0 243 DNF
Fuel leak
1962 United States Briggs Cunningham United States Briggs Cunningham Jaguar E-Type GT4.0 310 4th 1st
1962 United States Briggs S. Cunningham United States Paul Richards Jaguar E-Type Lightweight GT+3.0 40 DNF
Accident => fire

Complete 12 Hours of Sebring results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1954 United Kingdom Aston Martin Ltd. United Kingdom Reg Parnell Aston Martin DB3S S3.0 24 DNF
Engine
1956 United Kingdom David Brown & Sons, Ltd. United States Carroll Shelby Aston Martin DB3S S3.0 187 4th 1st
1957 Italy Maserati Factory United States Carroll Shelby Maserati 250S S3.0 68 DISQ
Illegal refuel
1958 United Kingdom David Brown United States Carroll Shelby Aston Martin DBR1/300 S3.0 62 DNF
Transmission
1959 United Kingdom David Brown-Aston Martin United States Carroll Shelby Aston Martin DBR1/300 S3.0 32 DNF
Gear level

Complete 12 Hours of Reims results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1953 United Kingdom Tony Crook Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica S2.0 started
result unknown
1954 United Kingdom Cliff Davis Maserati A6GCS DNS
Engine

Complete 12 Hours of Casablanca results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Pos. Class
Pos.
1953 France ”Mike Sparken” France ”Mike Sparken” Aston Martin DB3 S+2.0 4th 3rd

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Olivier Gendebien
Phil Hill
Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
1959 with:
Carroll Shelby
Succeeded by
Olivier Gendebien
Paul Frère