Robin Widdows

Robin Michael Widdows (born 27 May 1942 in Cowley, Middlesex) is a British former racing driver from England. He participated in Formula One, Formula Two, Formula Three and sportscars including Le Mans.

Robin Widdows
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Robin Widdows (1970)
Born (1942-05-27) 27 May 1942 (age 80)
Formula One World Championship career
NationalityUnited Kingdom British
Active years1968
TeamsCooper
Entries1
Championships0
Wins0
Podiums0
Career points0
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
First entry1968 British Grand Prix
Last entry1968 British Grand Prix

Widdows began his career with an MG Midget and a Lotus 23 winning the Autosport Class C Championship in 1965.[1] He moved to Formula Three the following year[1] and in 1967 competed in Formula Two with a Brabham BT23, winning the Rhine Cup at Hockenheim.[1] In 1968, Widdows joined The Chequered Flag team to compete in a McLaren M4A[1] and that year took part in his only World Championship Grand Prix, for Cooper, in the British Grand Prix at Brands Hatch but retired with ignition problems.[1] He returned to Formula Two the following season with Bob Gerard and also raced sportscars for Matra.[1] Widdows continued in Formula Two in 1970, with a Brabham, but retired from the sport part way through the season.[1]

Widdows holds the rare distinction of being one of a select group of six who have competed in both a Formula One World Championship race and the Olympic Games (bobsleigh in 1964 and 1968).[2]

Complete Formula One World Championship resultsEdit

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 WDC Points
1968 Cooper Car Company Cooper T86B BRM V12 RSA ESP MON BEL NED FRA GBR
Ret
GER ITA CAN USA MEX NC 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Small, Steve (1994). The Guinness Complete Grand Prix Who's Who. Guinness. p. 401. ISBN 0851127029.
  2. ^ Viva F1. "Formula One at the Olympics". Archived from the original on 8 August 2012. Retrieved 26 July 2012.