Richard Robarts  Great Britain

  • Full name Richard A. Robarts
  • Birth date September 22, 1944
  • Birthplace Bicknagre, Chelmsford, Essex, Great Britain
  • Current age 70 years 31 days
  • Teams Brabham, Iso Marlboro
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World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1974 Brabham, Iso Marlboro 4 3 0 0 2 15 0 0 22 0 0 0 -
Total 4 3 0 0 2 15 0 0 22 0 0 0
Race Circuit Date
First race Argentine Grand Prix Buenos Aires January 13, 1974 Race results
Last race Swedish Grand Prix Anderstorp June 9, 1974 Race results
Profile

Richard Robarts came late to racing, only starting when he was in his mid 20s, but quickly started to make a mark in Formula Ford in 1971 and 1972. He switched to Formula Three in 1973 with immediate results as he finished third in the championship. His Formula One chance came the following year when he paid to be the No. 2 driver in Bernie Ecclestone's struggling Brabham team. A series of indifferent drives led to him being ditched before the season was a third done. A second chance came when he was offered a drive by Frank Williams but he had his car pulled out from under him when Tom Belso crashed his own car and Williams gave him Robarts'. He continued to race in various categories without any real success, he raced for the last time in 1978. He subsequently ran a coach-building business in Essex.

Martin Williamson November 2009

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