The 1962 formula one season was the 16th season of fia formula one motor racing. Ken mcalpine, still driving connaught a1 did well to finish in third place and leslie marr in a5 was fifth. Roy salvadori made 47 grand prix starts during his decade in the world championship but it was victory in the 1959 le mans 24 hours that provided his proudest moment. British f1 driver roy salvadori has sadly passed away at the age of 90. Hed come close enough to death eventually flung from a somersaulting frazer nash le mans rep at silverstone in 1951 to realise that chases of stirling moss at circuits like steeply cambered, highbanked dundrod or pescara, its blind bends and flatout blinds linked by a surface polished to a semiprecious sheen by the harsh abruzzo sun, were. Contentsshow background salvadori began his career in motorsport as an owner of a car dealership he set up in. Born in london to italian parents, salvadori entered 50 world championship formula 1 races between 1952. In 1953 roy signed for connaught in f1 and f2 events, and aston martin in major.
Roy salvadori, a londoner despite his italian parentage, was a tough racer best known for his success at le mans with aston martin. Roy salvadori, who has died aged 90, was one of a glamorous generation of british formula 1 racing drivers of the 1950s and 1960s, with. Roy francesco salvadori was a former british saloon car championship and formula one driver, who competed in the bscc for a number of years. The team is returning to the top class at le mans this year after much success in the lower categories. Formula 1 f1 grand prix race dvd video library the biggest collection of formula one race videos and dvds for sale on the internet formula 1 races on dvd this is a small sample of what f1 race dvds we have,please email if you require something not on the list. I note that the celebrated person at this years goodwood revival will be roy salvadori. The season also included a number of nonchampionship races for formula one cars. F1 results race results as they happen plus test and practice sessions. Former host of the reunions at his monaco flat, which attracted a huge number of past grand prix drivers. Talented british driver roy salvadoris reputation went down with aston martins failed f1 effort national.
Family background and early career born in essex to italian parents, he began racing an mg rtype in 1946 and salvadori finished fifth at chimay a year later with a prewar. He was too late on the scene, i think, to come to northern ireland in the dundrod days or when kirkiston could draw the occassional name, such as ivor bueb but nonetheless he became a bit of a heroonceremoved for. Former grand prix driver roy salvadori has passed away at the age of 90. Steer carefully, hugging the corners at over 250 kph isnt easy. The season also included a number of nonchampionship formula one races. The 1959 formula one season was the th season of fia formula one motor racing. Roy salvadori 1959 ludovico scarfiotti 1963 lorenzo bandini 1963 nino vaccarella 1964 jochen rindt 1965 masten gregory 1965. He made his formula one debut in his home grand prix in 1952 in a caprara team ferrari. The 1952 british grand prix was the fifth race of the 1952 formula one season, set to take place at the silverstone circuit, silverstone, northamptonshire, england over the weekend of july 19, 1952. Roy salvadori may have finished second in the dbr4 at silverstones international trophy race in may 1959, but that would be the high point. The 1961 formula one season was the 12th season of fia formula one motor racing. Between 1954 and 1956 salvadori drove a maserati 250f in formula one for.
Two months later roy salvadori, his car showroom situated just around the. Salvadori drove for numerous works teams, including the disappointing aston martin team, in a career that spanned from 1952 until 1962, totalling 47 grand prix starts. But in the 1955 brdc international trophy race at silverstone, a favourite salvadori track, ken wharton was driving one of the latest formula 1 vanwalls for tony vandervells team. The season also included numerous nonchampionship races for formula one cars. A designer who can drive a racing car is worth his weight in gold, and here we see roy salvadori telling peter berthon all about the brm car the latter has designed. On april 19th 1954, at goodwood for the levant cup 7 lap race, reg parnell won in a ferrari 625 with roy salvadori in the new gilby engineering maserati 250f chassis no. Former grand prix driver and 1959 le mans winner roy salvadori has died at the age of 90.
An allrounder, he won countless races in formula one, formula two, sports, gt and touring cars, and competed professionally for leading works and private teams. Fourteen race tracks take you around the world for a truly international challenge. A frequent visitor to historic events until illhealth, roy also was a f1 team manager, notably for cooper, in the 1960s. At brands hatch in 63 he was early into a 17 for 19 streak in formula junior. Game boy longplay 024 teenage mutant ninja turtles fall of the foot clan duration. The 1959 le mans winner and former grand prix driver roy salvadori died on sunday at the age of 90. Roy salvadori the nostalgia forum the autosport forums. The car could only manage a bestchampionship result of sixth at the portuguese and british grands prix, both at the hands of salvadori. Carroll shelby and roy salvadori gave aston martin their only win in the race 50 years ago. Salvadori achieved a best finish of fourth in the bscc final standings, although he would take numerous race victories driving for john coombs. Race 1954 goodwood f1 was part of the 1954 nonchampionship and was won by reg parnell on 19540607 00. The circuit was modified and was lengthened slightly. Entering copse corner on one lap he was abreast a maserati 250f driven by roy salvadori. He made sporadic appearances in formula one for connaught and gilby engineering maserati until his first full season in 1957.
A long time friend of bernie ecclestone, salvadori started 47. Britains busiest 1950s racing driver remembers the battles and the parties. Although he had the good looks of an italian, roy francesco salvadori was british. Engine problems led to race retirements, missed championship rounds, and restricted performance. But he faced the same hurdle that most upandcoming drivers not independently wealthy face. Though salvadori ceased to race in formula one beyond the end of 1962. It featured the 1961 world championship of drivers and the 1961 international cup for f1 manufacturers, which were contested concurrently from 14 may to 8 october over an eight race series.
Coincidentally, he died three weeks after his partner in that. Roy francesco salvadori born 12 may 1922 in dovercourt, essex, england. Roy was a big star of british motorsport in the 1950s racing in both formula one and sportscars. He was born in dovercourt, essex, to parents of italian descent. His death comes just a few weeks after that of carroll shelby, with whom he shared the winning aston martin dbr1 at le mans in 1959. Former british driver roy salvadori, who also drove for ferrari, was responsible for both of those results, and did help his team to be the sixth most successful team that season out of 16. Salvadori retired from the race with steering problems, and trintignant could only finish 11th, five laps behind the leader. Roy francesco salvadori 12 may 1922 3 june 2012 was a british racing driver and team manager. Race 1955 aintree f1 was part of the 1955 nonchampionship and was won by roy salvadori on 19550903 00. Profile for racing driver roy salvadori from britain.
That he had already stopped once to refuel this formula 2plus cooper was a bit wee for a 3hour gp and yet almost finished third was indicative of the layouts potential and, it must be said, the races attrition. Aston martin boss sets sights on 2021 f1 return planetf1. Roy salvadori was an exceptionally accomplished racing driver whose career spanned twenty seasons. See more ideas about racing, race cars and vintage racing. Also a competitor in other formulae, he won the 1959 24 heures du mans in an. F1 drivers winning le mans since the first 24 hours of le mans in 1923, in the 77 editions of the race, 60 times a current, former, or future formula one driver was part of the winning team. While at le mans, he asked fellow aston martin driver roy salvadori if he would take his sister inlaw to bed that evening to which roy mischievously replied id rather have your wife. Roy francesco salvadori born 12 may 1922 in dovercourt, essex, england, united kingdom died 3 june 2012 in monte carlo, monaco was a british racing driver, born in dovercourt, essex in the uk to italian parents. The formula libre race developed into a great duel between peter walker in rob walkers new f. Youll have to be a world class driver to stay on the course. Roy james, by many accounts including hailwoods, showed great promise as a racing driver. Race car driver roy salvadori died on sunday, june 3, at the age of 90. This could be the result of two possible scenarios. It featured the 1959 world championship of drivers and the 1959 international cup for f1 manufacturers, contested concurrently over a nine race series which commenced on 10 may and ended on 12 december.
Page 1 of 3 roy salvadori posted in the nostalgia forum. In his second le mans 24 hour race, he shared an aston martin db3s with peter collins though they retired from the race after an accident. 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. Salvadori survived race driving to retire from it, and his name will crop up again. The other connaught drivers when bernie took over were roy salvadori, archie scott brown, and ivor bueb. View f1 statistics and a f1 career summary of roy salvadori, including career stats, yearly summary, stats per grands prix and circuits, and more.357 731 805 1443 314 914 374 921 948 1322 438 963 27 356 36 672 1074 1104 950 1027 491 573 1201 565 260 112 184 442 142 273 969 851 30 680 1072 630