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.