Энциклопедия Формулы 1:
1950-2019

Rambler's Top100

Гонщики, G

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

Великобритания
Великобритания

Боб Джерард

Gerard, Bob

Gerard, Frederick Robert

Боб Джерард / Gerard, Bob

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

Родился:

19.01.1914

Лейчестер

Умер:

26.01.1990

Саут-Крокстон, Лейчестер

Сезонов в Ф1:

6

Лет в Ф1:

8

Гран При:

8

Старты:

8

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Лучший финиш:

6

Лучший старт:

10

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Большие шлемы:

Круги:

561

- лидирования:

Километры:

2699.26

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Ф1: 1950-1957

Боб Джерард / Gerard, Bob - 1950-1957

Год

Команда

Шасси

1950Bob GerardERA A
ERA B/C
ERA B/C
1951Bob GerardERA B/C
ERA B/C
1953Bob GerardCooper T23
Cooper T23
1954Bob GerardCooper T23
Cooper T23
1956Bob GerardCooper T23
Cooper T23
1957Bob GerardCooper T44
Cooper T44

Gerard enjoyed an extremely long and active career in motor racing, from his early days as a trialist with a Riley in 1933 through to the early 1970s as an entrant.

At first he was identified with the family Riley, but it was after the war that he really came into his own, with an ERA, winning the British Empire Trophy in 1947, '48 and '49, in addition to the 1949 Jersey Road Race. Bob also came close to winning that year's British Grand Prix, finishing second to de Graffenried.

As the fifties dawned, the old ERA was placed sixth in a couple of Grands Prix, but it was only really suitable for national races, so Gerard had to wait until 1953, when he acquired a Cooper-Bristol, to prove his worth. He drove it doggedly, frequently putting more powerful cars to shame and regularly scoring respectable placings in minor Formula 2 and Libre events until 1956.

Gerard made his final GP appearance in 1957 at the wheel of the unsuccessful rear-engined Cooper-BG-Bristol, just missing the points. From 1959 to 1961 he happily drove a Turner in club events, before retiring from active service to enter a Cooper for John Taylor, mainly in non-championship races, later running Formula 2 cars for Alan Rollinson, Mike Beckwith and Peter Gethin among others.

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

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