Ron Flockhart

Ron Flockhart was born in June 1923 in Edinburgh and is was best known for two victories at Le Mans in 1956, with Ninian Sanderson, and 1957 with Ivor Bueb both in D Type Jaguars. He was third in the 1956 Italian Grand Prix driving a Connaught which brought him to the attention of BRM for whom he drove for three intermittent and largely unproductive seasons until the end of 1959. He drove a works Lotus 18 to sixth place in the 1960 French Grand Prix and had his last Formula 1 outing in a works Cooper in the US Grand Prix at Riverside later that same year.

Ron Flockhart was killed when his converted Mustang fighter crashed in Australia in April 1962.

 

Ron and Ivor after their Le Mans victory.

Ron with his J.P. at his home in Edinburgh, July 1951 Hugh Langrishe

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