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George Follmer  United States

  • Full name George Follmer
  • Birth date January 27, 1934
  • Birthplace Phoenix, United States
  • Current age 81 years 34 days
  • Teams Shadow
World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1973 Shadow 13 11 0 1 7 3 0 0 11 0 0 5 13
Total 13 11 0 1 7 3 0 0 11 0 0 5
Race Circuit Date
First race South African Grand Prix Kyalami March 3, 1973 Race results
Last race United States Grand Prix Watkins Glen October 7, 1973 Race results

Formula One seemed a long way from George's ambitions during his lengthy spell racing sports cars in the US. However, at the age of 39, he found himself making his grand prix debut, for Shadow. This came in 1973 and he ran the whole season, peaking with third place second time out, at the Spanish Grand Prix. At the end of the year he returned to the US scene, racing again in the CanAm sports car series and then winning the 1976 TransAm title in a Porsche.

Reproduced from The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Formula One published by Carlton Books

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