Ivor Bueb


Ivor Bueb

Former F1 driver
Name = Ivor Bueb
Nationality = flagicon|UK British
Years = F1|1957 - F1|1959
Team(s) = Connaught, Gilby, non-works Lotus and British Racing Partnership
Races = 6 (5 starts)
Championships = 0
Wins = 0
Podiums = 0
Points = 0
Poles = 0
Fastest laps = 0
First race = 1957 Monaco Grand Prix
First win =
Last win =
Last race = 1959 British Grand Prix

Ivor Léon John Bueb (born June 6 1923, East Ham, London - died August 1 1959, Clermont-Ferrand, France) was a sports car racing and Formula One driver from England.

Bueb started racing seriously in a Formula 3 500cc Cooper in 1953, graduating to the Cooper works team in 1955 when he finished second in the British championship. He made occasional starts in Grands Prix in 1957 with a Connaught and a Maserati run by Gilby Engineering. The following year he raced Bernie Ecclestone's Connaught at Monaco, and drove a Formula Two Lotus at the German Grand Prix. In 1959 he had two outings for BRP, firstly a non-qualification at Monaco, then another Formula Two entry at the British Grand Prix. He participated in 6 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix in all, but scored no championship points. He also participated in numerous non-Championship Formula One races.

He is best known for sharing the winning works Jaguar D-type with Mike Hawthorn in the 1955 24 Hours of Le Mans; a success he repeated with Ron Flockhart in the ex-works Ecurie Ecosse car in 1957.

Bueb died from injuries sustained when he crashed his BRP Cooper-Borgward Formula Two car at Charade Circuit near Clermont-Ferrand, France.

Complete World Championship Formula One results

()"*" Formula 2 entry.

External links

* [http://www.500race.org/Men/men.htm List of 500cc Formula 3 Drivers]


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