Arab Today, arab today the legendary roy salvadori
Last Updated : GMT 21:56:28
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

The legendary Roy Salvadori

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today The legendary Roy Salvadori

Canberra - Arabstoday

If you were an active motorsport enthusiast in the Fifties, you\'d be considered the luckiest, as you had the chance of seeing all-time greats like Juan Manuel Fangio and Stirling Moss in action. But if you were a talented racing driver during the same period trying to make a mark in the world of Formula 1, then you\'d be considered the unluckiest, as you\'d be up against competition that included these two driving legends. One such highly talented, but unfortunate driver, was Roy Salvadori, who passed away a couple of weeks back, aged 90. Born in Essex to parents of Italian descent, Salvadori joined his father\'s refrigeration business before opening his own car dealerships in London and Surrey. This brought him in constant contact with cars, and he eventually bought a 2.9-litre Alfa Romeo P3 for himself, which was previously owned by Italian racing driver Tazio Nuvolari. In 1947, he entered his newly acquired sportscar in the Grand Prix des Frontières in Belgium and finished fifth despite some mechanical troubles. Notwithstanding a series of crashes involving a Maserati and a Fraser Nash, Salvadori persisted with motor racing and worked his way up to Formula 1. He made his Formula 1 debut behind the wheel of a Ferrari 500 at the 1952 British Grand Prix. He was signed on by the Connaught team, but misfortune followed him in the 1953 season as he had to retire from all the five grands prix he drove in. From 1954 to 1956 he drove a Maserati 250F for Sidney Greene\'s Gilby Engineering team, taking a succession of good placings in non-championship Formula 1 events. In 1957 he joined the BRM team, but failed to qualify for the Monaco Grand Prix. This led him to turn his attention to racing Aston Martin sportscars and Cooper F2 cars. The works Cooper team invited Salvadori to race for them in the 1958 season, which also turned out to be his best. Driving Cooper\'s two-litre cars, he came fourth in the drivers\' championship, after coming second in Germany and finishing third in the British Grand Prix. The highest point in his career came the next year when, teaming up with the legendary Carroll Shelby, Salvadori drove an Aston Martin DBR1 to victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. He returned to Le Mans in 1960 in another Aston DBR1, driving alongside Jimmy Clark, to finish third behind two Ferraris. However, his bad luck on the Formula 1 track continued. In the 1961 US Grand Prix, he was in hot pursuit of the leading Lotus in the closing stages when an engine failure forced him out of competition, and a year later a high speed crash in Australia led him to finally retire from Formula 1 altogether, with 47 starts but not a single title. He continued to race sports and touring cars until 1965, after which he had a short stint at managing the Cooper F1 team. He then went back to selling cars and retired to a flat overlooking the Monte Carlo Grand Prix finishing straight, watching generations of young drivers achieving his unfulfilled dream. From gulfnews

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today the legendary roy salvadori Arab Today, arab today the legendary roy salvadori

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Fadi Kataya explains secrets of  Nancy Ajram's newlook
Arab Today, arab today Messi visit will contribute in tourism

GMT 14:04 2017 Friday ,24 February

Messi visit will contribute in tourism
Arab Today, arab today Expresses Algerian history by woody figures

GMT 13:26 2017 Friday ,24 February

Expresses Algerian history by woody figures
Arab Today, arab today Mental conflict endures

GMT 07:36 2017 Friday ,24 February

Mental conflict endures

GMT 11:19 2017 Sunday ,19 February

Syrian Khallouf Trading Company launches two new cars

GMT 10:37 2017 Thursday ,16 February

Motorsport fans encouraged to buy GP tickets

GMT 13:21 2017 Wednesday ,15 February

200 Teslas to join Dubai Taxi fleet

GMT 21:20 2017 Tuesday ,14 February

Tesla brings electric cars to supercar-loving UAE

GMT 05:55 2017 Monday ,13 February

Careem scheme aims to help refugees

GMT 05:51 2017 Monday ,13 February

Al Fahim Group unit revelas strong growth
View News in Arabic - Auto: أخبار السيارات
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Reading therapy relieves mental disorders

GMT 15:39 2017 Friday ,24 February

Reading therapy relieves mental disorders
Arab Today, arab today UK appoints 1st Scotland Yard chief in 188 years

GMT 05:14 2017 Thursday ,23 February

UK appoints 1st Scotland Yard chief in 188 years
Arab Today, arab today Ex-yoga missionary unleashes rage

GMT 12:16 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Ex-yoga missionary unleashes rage
Arab Today, arab today Pluto's unruly moons

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons
Arab Today, arab today Tesla back into red but revenue grows

GMT 07:27 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Tesla back into red but revenue grows
Arab Today, arab today Nissan enhances sales in most markets

GMT 14:08 2017 Monday ,20 February

Nissan enhances sales in most markets
Arab Today, arab today Wafaa Amer is happy for Sherihan’s return

GMT 07:36 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Wafaa Amer is happy for Sherihan’s return
Arab Today, arab today Milan laughs while Rome cries

GMT 10:28 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Milan laughs while Rome cries

GMT 05:19 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

Salma Rashid happy for 'A Whisper of Love'

GMT 12:35 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

63-Year-Old Woman Delivers Baby

GMT 22:42 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Nasima Gamei revives heritage in jewelries

GMT 15:53 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

Small ponds have outsized impact

GMT 20:33 2017 Friday ,17 February

To release new antiques collection

GMT 07:51 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Mom's immune system accepts babies

GMT 09:59 2017 Monday ,20 February

Tourism shows signs of recovery

GMT 13:12 2015 Saturday ,09 May

Sheikh Sultan opens Sharjah Centre

GMT 20:02 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

Nohan Seyam designs beautiful accessories
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday