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Bertil Roos (born 12 October 1943 and died 31 March 2016) was a Swedish racing driver who participated in the 1974 Swedish Grand Prix in a Shadow. That was his only Formula One entry.

He began his racing career in 1968 driving in a Formula V championship in Sweden. Four years later, he left Sweden and moved to the United States, becoming an instructor at Fred Opert's racing school. During this time, Roos participated in a variety of championships, including Formula 2 in Europe and Formula Atlantic in Canada. Roos' first major success was winning the 1973 US Formula Super Vee championship.

On the back of that success, he was hired by the new American Formula One team Shadow. The team was seeking a permanent replacement for Peter Revson, who had been killed in a testing accident at the start of the season. Following the retirement of the team's temporary replacement Brian Redman, Roos was given the opportunity to race in the 1974 Swedish Grand Prix.

In qualifying, he was more than 2.5 seconds off the pace of Jean-Pierre Jarier in the other Shadow. After just two laps in the race, his car suffered a gearbox failure and he retired from the race. Roos was dropped from the team in favour of rookie Tom Pryce, who became the team's permanent replacement.

After Formula One, he returned to racing in America, participating throughout the 1980s in the Can-Am sports car series, in which he was a two-time champion. He later acquired the racing school for which he had been an instructor.


Formula One Statistical Overview[]

Formula One Record[]

Year Entrant Team WDC Points WDC Pos.
1974 United States UOP Shadow Racing Team Shadow-Ford Cosworth 0 NC

Career Statistics[]

Entries 1
Starts 1
Pole Positions 0
Front Row Starts 0
Race Wins 0
Podiums 0
Fastest Laps 0
Points 0
Laps Raced 2
Distance Raced 8 km (5 mi)

Career Results[]

Complete Formula One Results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Pts Pos
1974 Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of Brazil (1968–1992).svg Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of Spain 1945 1977.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Sweden.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg 0 NC
Ret
Key
Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
1st Winner Ret Retired
2nd Podium finish DSQ Disqualified
3rd DNQ Did not qualify
5th Points finish DNPQ Did not pre-qualify
14th Non-points finish TD Test driver
Italics Scored point(s) for Fastest Lap DNS Did not start
18th Classified finish (retired with >90% race distance) NC Non-classified finish (<90% race distance)
4thP Qualified for pole position [+] More Symbols

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