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Roy Salvadori
Roy Salvadori
Driver Details
Nationality {{{{{natflag}}}}} British United Kingdom
Date of Birth 12/5/1922
Date of Death 3/6/2012
Début Goodwood 1959
Championships 0 (4th 1963)
2015 Position Unknown
First Win Unknown
Previous Teams John Coombs
Tommy Atkins
Career Statistics
Total Entries 0 (0 Starts)
Pole Positions 0
Fastest Laps 0
Wins 0 (0 in Class)
Total Points 0
Current Season
Team Unknown
Car Unknown
Number Standings Points
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Roy Francesco Salvadori was a former British Saloon Car Championship and Formula One driver, who competed in the BSCC for a number of years. Salvadori achieved a best finish of fourth in the BSCC final standings, although he would take numerous race victories driving for John Coombs.

BackgroundEdit

Salvadori began his career in motorsport as an owner of a car dealership he set up in London.[1] He began racing in 1947, entering an Alfa Romeo P3 in the Grand Prix de Frontieres, finishing fifth.[1] Salvadori continued to enter sports car races, while, in 1952, also entered his first Formula One race.[1] He would enter 50 F1 races in total (starting 47) obtaining a best championship finish of fourth (although he would never win a race, largely through bad luck).[1] 1959 saw Salvadori enter the British Saloon Car Championship, a competition he would compete in for five years.

BTCC HistoryEdit

Salvadori gained a drive with John Coombs, racing a Jaguar 3.4 litre for three races in 1959. In those races, Salvadori finished second behind Ivor Bueb, before chosing to focus on Formula One that year. A single appearance in 1960 (in which Salvadori scored his first race win) was followed by five race finishes in 1961. That year saw Salvadori take three wins and two second places, which was enough for him to claim fifth in the final standings.

1962 proved to be Salvadori's last season with John Coombs, as numerous crashes and incidents over the previous years took their toll. Another win, combined with four other podiums saw Salvadori (who spent the season battling with Graham Hill) finish ninth. His final year of BSCC action saw Salvadori race for Tommy Atkins at all but two of the year's races. A fourth place finish in the final standings (after one win and six other podiums) rounded off Salvadori's touring car career. Three years later, Salvadori retired fully in 1965, although he would be involved in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

BTCC RecordEdit

A table containing Roy Salvadori's best results in the BTCC. The figures after the information about the car used indicate Roy Salvadori's best finish at that meeting.

British Touring Car Championship Record
Year Class Rounds Pts. Pos.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
1959 D GWDI ANTR SILV RDIV SNET BHI KNTI 19 9th
2 2 2
1960 1600+ BHI SNTI MALP OTNP SNTII BHKT BHFT BHIV
1
1961 D SNLT GWMT ANTR SSIT CPLT SSET BHRT OPGC SNET 37 5th
Ret Ret 1 Ret 1 Ret 2 1 2
1962 D SNLT GWMT ANTR SSBT CRYP ABGP BHMT OPGC 26 9th
4 2 2 Ret 1 3 DNS
1963 D SNLT OTNP GWMT ANTR IPTC CPNT SBGP BHMT BHMT OPGC SNET 38 4th
1 DSQ 2 2 2 2 3 6 5

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