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the son Italian immigrants
as a son of Italian emigrants born, began his engine haven - career origin-fairly 1947 on a capacity-strong Alfa Romeo. At all it seemed to have a remarkable affinity for Italian manufacturers contrary to its English compatriots.
over sports car running into the formula 1
into the formula 1 he came only on detours by the Pilotieren of various hochklassiger Boliden when sports car running. Thus it drove a 2-Liter sports car - to Maserati for the “Gilby engineering team” Sidney Greenes or also a Frazer Nash with running into Brooklands.
the legend of Goodwood
with famous running in the Easter Monday Goodwood Meeting, not ranking among the world championship , met Salvadori on its ore rival Ken Wharton on its kapriziösen BRM -16-Zylinder with its actually superior Maserati. Only the better start and the consistent blocking held for Ken before its opponent, who could not overhaul the clearly slower the BRM in curves, which blocks due to its width also still the ideal line to it view-moderately. Wharton drove consistently combat line, which was facilitated for him still by the circumstance that its engine spat permanently oil, which settled on the windshield and the eyeglasses of its pursuer. Salvadori lost the nerves, fuchtelte wildly with the arms and tried in a despair act during the 19. To clean-sting round in the lava NT curve inside - the collision was inevitable. Both drivers could drive on after the turner, but Roy had to give up with a clutch damage, while Ken Wharton won a running. “Ken was one of the all-hardest drivers, I it better to know would have had…”, judged Roy Salvadori in the review in addition. Both drivers received thereupon a golden and/or. silver watch given by the organizer, on whose inside “for memory of an unforgettable Rennwochende” was engraved.
the change to Cooper and Aston Martin
following one asked him on the part of the Cooper - teams and also with Aston Martin whether he was not to be had for official racing employments within the Championats. Characteristically the chanceless front engine Aston Martin only 1959 was used , when it was technically already outdated. During the Formel-1-Saison 1957 Salvadori started also for Vanwall, as their pilot because of illness and/or. Injuries pausieren had. But it was finally it - and not the more highly estimated Jack Brabham -, which with the Grand Prix of Aintree with a fifth rank the first points for Cooper Climax - team brought in.
the Le Mans victory
ended the career
late came Roy, which the call verbissenen, but never unfair fighter adhered, almost to its due Monoposto - victory. With the Grand Prix of the USA during the Formel-1-Saison 1961 it drove again a Cooper for the Yeoman credit team. Round for round he worked himself as Zweitplatzierter on the prominent Innes Irish country on Lotus near, when the engine of the Coopers and concomitantly its hopes burst.
For at the end of of 1962 the 40-jährige Salvadori of the formula 1 and some years said good-bye later also to the sports car running, in order to dedicate itself to its career than successful car dealer. One saw it brief again in the formula 1, but this time as a team manager of the Cooper - Maserati - to teams between 1966 and 1967. Afterwards it took finally its parting from racing, in order to have it spatially at its choice residence Monaco nevertheless regularly before eyes.
the “party lion”
over its Hitzköpfigkeit gave it various anecdotes. When Mike Hawthorn released a fatal mass freeway pileup with a sports car running in Oulton park, some reporters asked him for its condition. Thereupon called Salvadori, which had always its heart on the tongue: “It is dead. ”
On the other hand Salvadori applied due to its südländischen appearance and charm than proven companion attractive ladies. Best history in this connection was told by the Scottish team head Rob Walker. 1954 asked Prince Bira, which had married at this time the straight second time, in Le Mans its driver colleague Salvadori whether he could not bring its young sister-in-law to anything in the bed. (“Would you mind taking my sister in law tons bed tonight? ”) Thereupon Roy answered: “However I had nevertheless already your wife!” (“I'd have your wife! ”) Bira hesitated, before he answered, “no, I thinks little like that is it not, Roy. Only my sister-in-law and nobody other one. (“NO, I don't think that's on, Roy. It's more either my sister in law or emergency-hung. “)
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|Salvadori||, Roy ALTERNATIVE NAME|
|running driver||DATE OF BIRTH|
|12||haven-guesses/advises. May 1922|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Dovercourt, England|