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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.