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Bob Anderson (racing driver)
Bob Anderson
Born (1931-Template:MONTHNUMBER-19)19 1931
Hendon, London, England, UK
Died Template:Death date and age
Northampton, England, UK
Formula One career
Nationality 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom British
Years 19631967

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Robert Hugh Fearon "Bob" Anderson (19 May 1931, Hendon, London – 14 August 1967, Northampton)[1][2][3] was a Grand Prix motorcycle road racer and racing driver from England. He competed in Grand Prix motorcycle racing from 1958 to 1960[4] and in Formula One from 1963 to the 1967 seasons.[5] He was also a two-time winner of the North West 200 race in Northern Ireland.

After several seasons in motorcycle racing in which he finished in the top ten on several occasions, he switched to car racing in 1961, when he ran a Formula Junior Lola in a race at Snetterton. He continued to race cars and eventually became a Team Lotus Formula Junior driver, winning a race at Autodrome de Montlhéry and finishing second at Monaco.

He entered Formula One in 1963 with his own Lola Mk4 car, under the guise of DW Racing Enterprises, a small team compared to other private outfits such as Scuderia Filipinetti or Rob Walker Racing Team. DW was actually only composed of Bob and a small team of mechanics. Despite this hindrance he took the flexible little Lola to victory in the non-Championship Rome Grand Prix in that first year. In later years he ran private Brabham cars under the same banner, with his best result a third place in the 1964 Austrian Grand Prix. He was awarded the Von Trips Memorial Trophy as the most successful private entrant of 1964.

In 1967 he suffered an accident while testing at Silverstone, in which he slid off the track in wet conditions and hit a marshal's post.[6] Anderson suffered serious chest and neck injuries and died later in Northampton General Hospital.[7]

Motorcycle Grand Prix results[4][8]Edit

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6
Points 8 6 4 3 2 1

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Class Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Points Rank Wins
1958 350cc Norton IOM
8
NED
-
BEL
-
GER
5
SWE
2
ULS
-
NAT
4
11 5th 0
500cc Norton IOM
2
NED
-
BEL
6
GER
-
SWE
-
ULS
-
NAT
-
7 8th 0
1959 350cc Norton FRA
4
IOM
5
GER
-
SWE
-
ULS
-
NAT
-
5 9th 0
500cc Norton FRA
-
IOM
NC
GER
-
NED
-
BEL
6
ULS
-
NAT
-
1 15th 0
1960 125cc MZ IOM
5
NED
-
BEL
-
ULS
-
NAT
-
2 9th 0
250cc MZ IOM
NC
NED
-
BEL
-
GER
-
ULS
-
NAT
-
0 0
350cc Norton FRA
-
IOM
6
NED
3
ULS
4
NAT
5
9 5th 0
500cc Norton FRA
-
IOM
8
NED
-
BEL
-
GER
-
ULS
-
NAT
-
0 0

Complete Formula One World Championship results[5] Edit

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 WDC Points
1963 DW Racing Enterprises Lola Mk4 Climax V8 MON BEL NED FRA GBR
12
GER ITA
12
USA MEX RSA NC 0
1964 DW Racing Enterprises Brabham BT11 Climax V8 MON
7
NED
6
BEL
DNS
FRA
12
GBR
7
GER
Ret
AUT
3
ITA
11
USA MEX 11th 5
1965 DW Racing Enterprises Brabham BT11 Climax V8 RSA
NC
MON
9
BEL
DNS
FRA
9
GBR
Ret
NED
Ret
GER
DNS
ITA USA MEX NC 0
1966 DW Racing Enterprises Brabham BT11 Climax
Straight-4
MON
Ret
BEL FRA
7
GBR
NC
NED
Ret
GER
Ret
ITA
6
USA MEX 17th 1
1967 DW Racing Enterprises Brabham BT11 Climax
Straight-4
RSA
5
MON
DNQ
NED
9
BEL
8
FRA
Ret
GBR
Ret
GER CAN ITA USA MEX 16th 2

References Edit

Preceded by:
Lorenzo Bandini
Formula One fatal accidents
14 August 1967
Succeeded by:
Jo Schlesser



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