Энциклопедия Формулы 1:
1950-2018

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Гонщики

Курсивом отмечены гонщики,
выступавшие только
в Indy 500 (1950-1960)

США
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Джордж Фоллмер

Follmer, George

Джордж Фоллмер / Follmer, George

(c) 'Who is Who' by Steve Small, 2000

Родился:

27.01.1934

Финикс, Аризона

Сезонов в Ф1:

1

Лет в Ф1:

1

Гран При:

13

Старты:

11*

*не стартовал:

2

Победы:

подряд:

Подиумы:

1

подряд:

Поул-позиции:

подряд:

Первый ряд:

подряд:

Быстрые круги:

подряд:

Лучший финиш:

3

Лучший старт:

11

Дубли:

Хет-трики:

Лидирование старт/финиш:

Большие шлемы:

Круги:

534

лидирования:

Километры:

2489.19

лидирования:

Очки:

5

за один сезон:

5

подряд:

2

Ф1: 1973

Джордж Фоллмер / Follmer, George - 1973

24 часа Ле-Мана: 1966-1986

Champ Car: 1967-1975

Год

Команда

Шасси

1973UOP Shadow Racing TeamShadow DN1
Shadow DN1

Follmer was 39 when he first sampled life in Formula 1, thrown in at the deep end with the newly formed UOP Shadow team in 1973. At first things went well, but as the season wore on he slipped further down the grid, and by the end of the year his Grand Prix tenure was over.

He started racing in 1960, but it was 1964-65 before he began competing seriously, becoming USRRC champion in the under-2-litre class with six wins in nine races in a Lotus-Porsche sports car. This led to an invitation to race a works Porsche 904 in the 1966 Sebring 12-hour race, in which Follmer finished seventh with Kolb, winning the under-2-litre class.

Still a part-time racer and full-time insurance broker, George financed his own Lola-Chevrolet for 1967 to race in USRRC events, but the car repeatedly broke down, and when Roger Penske offered him a Can-Am ride late in the season Follmer accepted, taking two third places and a sixth in his three races. The die was cast. Seeing how a serious team was run, George then embarked upon a professional racing career, competing successfully in USAC, Can-Am, Trans-Am and Formula A before his 1973 season with Shadow.

Following his sojourn in Formula 1, Follmer initially took a ride in NASCAR, but was soon tempted back into Can-Am by Shadow's Don Nichols. The next few seasons saw George on a regular diet of Can-Am, Trans-Am (winning the 1976 championship) and sports cars until his career was interrupted by a terrible practice crash at Laguna Seca in 1978 which left him with a broken leg and internal injuries. But despite still being in some pain from his leg injuries, he made a comeback in 1979 and continued racing into the early eighties in Trans-Am with a Chevrolet Camaro.

(c) 'Who is Who' by Steve Small, 2000

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