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Rob Schroeder

Full Name:
Robert E Schroeder
Born:
11th May 1926
El Dorado, Arkansas
Died:
3rd December 2011 (Aged 85)
Dallas, Texas
Nationality:
American
Most recent race (in database):
Biography

Rob Schroeder is a veteran of one world championship Grand Prix who returned to relative obscurity after his brief Formula 1 adventure was over.

Having fought in World War II, he raced in minor American events during the 1950s. He drove a Maserati at the start of 1960 before switching to single-seaters in 1962 aboard John Mecom’s De Tomaso.

The oil magnate then hired Rob Walker’s Lotus 24-Climax for Schroeder to drive in that year’s United States GP. Seventeenth on the grid, he ran to the finish in 10th position. Sixth a month later in the non-championship Mexican GP marked the end of his F1 career.

A different Bob Schroeder failed to qualify for the 1959 Indianapolis 500.

Championship seasons

Season Name Starts Poles Podiums Wins Position Points
1962 F1 World Championship
Mecom Racing Enterprises
1 0 0 0
0% win rate
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