Bob Anderson (racing driver)

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Bob Anderson
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Nationality Flag of the United Kingdom.svg British
Born(1931-05-19)19 May 1931
Hendon, London, England, UK
Died14 August 1967(1967-08-14) (aged 36)
Northampton, England, UK
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years 19581960
First race 1958 350cc Isle of Man Junior TT
Last race 1960 350cc Nations Grand Prix
StartsWinsPodiums Poles F. laps Points
1303N/A135
Isle of Man TT career
TTs contested3 (19581960)
TT wins0
First TT win
Last TT win
Podiums2
Formula One World Championship career
Active years 19631967
TeamsDW Racing Enterprises (non-works Brabham or Lola )
Entries29 (25 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums1
Career points8
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First entry 1963 British Grand Prix
Last entry 1967 British Grand Prix

Robert Hugh Fearon Anderson (19 May 1931 – 14 August 1967) [1] [2] [3] was a British Grand Prix motorcycle road racer and racing driver. 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.

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Racing career

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]

Racing record

Motorcycle Grand Prix results

Position123456
Points864321

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

YearClassTeam12345678PointsRankWins
1958 350cc Norton IOM
8
NED BEL GER
5
SWE
2
ULS NAT
4
115th0
500cc Norton IOM
2
NED BEL
6
GER SWE ULS NAT 78th0
1959 350cc Norton FRA
4
IOM
5
GER SWE ULS NAT 59th0
500cc Norton FRA IOM
NC
GER NED BEL
6
ULS NAT 115th0
1960 125cc MZ IOM
5
NED BEL ULS NAT 29th0
250cc MZ IOM
NC
NED BEL GER ULS NAT 00
350cc Norton FRA IOM
6
NED
3
ULS
4
NAT
5
95th0
500cc Norton FRA IOM
8
NED BEL GER ULS NAT 00
Source: [4] [8]

Complete Formula One World Championship results

(key)

YearEntrantChassisEngine1234567891011WDC Pts
1963 DW Racing Enterprises Lola Mk4 Climax FWMV 1.5 V8 MON BEL NED FRA GBR
12
GER ITA
12
USA MEX RSA NC0
1964 DW Racing Enterprises Brabham BT11 Climax FWMV 1.5 V8 MON
7
NED
6
BEL
DNS
FRA
12
GBR
7
GER
Ret
AUT
3
ITA
11
USA MEX 11th5
1965 DW Racing Enterprises Brabham BT11 Climax FWMV 1.5 V8 RSA
NC
MON
9
BEL
DNS
FRA
9
GBR
Ret
NED
Ret
GER
DNS
ITA USA MEX NC0
1966 DW Racing Enterprises Brabham BT11 Climax FPF 2.8 L4 MON
Ret
BEL FRA
7
GBR
NC
NED
Ret
GER
Ret
ITA
6
USA MEX 17th1
1967 DW Racing Enterprises Brabham BT11 Climax FPF 2.8 L4 RSA
5
MON
DNQ
NED
9
BEL
8
FRA
Ret
GBR
Ret
GER CAN ITA USA MEX 16th2
Source: [5]

Non-Championship Formula One results

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

YearEntrantChassisEngine1234567891011121314
1963 DW Racing Enterprises Lola Mk4 Climax FWMV 1.5 V8 LOM
Ret
GLV PAU
Ret
IMO
3
SYR
4
AIN INT ROM
1
SOL
8
KAN
8
MED
6
AUT OUL
Ret
RAN
1964 DW Racing Enterprises Brabham BT11 Climax FWMV 1.5 V8 DMT NWT SYR AIN INT
Ret
SOL
3
MED RAN
3
1965 DW Racing Enterprises Brabham BT11 Climax FWMV 1.5 V8 ROC
Ret
SYR
6
SMT
DSQ
INT
NC
MED RAN
1966 DW Racing Enterprises Brabham BT11 Climax FPF 2.8 L4 RSA
DSQ
SYR
DNS
INT
7
OUL
Ret
1967 DW Racing Enterprises Brabham BT11 Climax FPF 2.8 L4 ROC
Ret
SPR
7
INT
8
SYR OUL ESP

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References

  1. "Driver: Anderson, Bob". Autocourse Grand Prix Archive. Archived from the original on 20 December 2007. Retrieved 27 November 2007.
  2. Galpin, Darren. "Bob Anderson". Darren Galpin. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
  3. Paul Narramore (19 April 2006). "Bob Anderson". Find a Grave . Retrieved 2 January 2013.
  4. 1 2 Bob Anderson career statistics at MotoGP.com
  5. 1 2 Bob Anderson career Formula 1 results at f1pulse.com
  6. Bob Anderson profile at www.grandprix.com
  7. Autocar, 17 August 1967, Page 50: Obituary.
  8. Bob Anderson Isle of Man TT results at iomtt.com
Preceded by
Lorenzo Bandini
Formula One fatal accidents
14 August 1967
Succeeded by
Jo Schlesser