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Bob Bondurant

Bob Bondurant, 1972. Used under a creative commons licence as per public domain because it was published in the United States between 1923 and 1977 and without a copyright notice.

Bob Bondurant, 1972. Used under a creative commons licence as per public domain because it was published in the United States between 1923 and 1977 and without a copyright notice.

bob Bondurant, 2010, Monaco Historique, 2010. Copyright Alan COx, 2010. Used with permission.

bob Bondurant, 2010, Monaco Historique, 2010. Copyright Alan COx, 2010. Used with permission.

Born:

27 Apr 1933
Evanston, Illinois

Nationality:

United States

Grands Prix:

9 (1965-1966)

Indy 500s:

0 (1967)

After Formula 1, Bondurant went on to do his driving schools (and the books on performance driving that tie in with the schools). Bob still drives occasionally at historic festivals, and also does the odd bit of TV commentary as well. Currently resides in Phoenix, near where his purpose built school and facility is based at Firebird Raceway after previously being situated at Ontario Speedway and Sears Point. Initially Bob worked for Carroll Shelby as a instructor before forming his own school in 1968 after his competitive career effectively ended a year earlier after a colossal crash at Watkins Glen in the US Road Racing Championship event there saw him break both legs and a shoulder.

Biography last updated 23 Sep 2015