Timothy Andrew Mayer (born 22 February 1938 and died 28 February 1964) was an American racing driver who participated in the 1962 United States Grand Prix at Watkins Glen International for the works Cooper team. He qualified for 12th on the grid, but retired from the race due to an ignition issue.
Mayer is the younger brother of Teddy Mayer, who founded McLaren with Bruce McLaren. The Mayer brothers travelled from the United States to Europe in 1964. The newly formed McLaren team entered the Tasman Series that year, entering Timmy Mayer and Bruce McLaren as drivers.
Mayer had a solid performance in the series, finishing on the podium four times that year. Going into the final race of the season at the Longford Circuit, Mayer was in 4th place in the championship. During practice for the race, Mayer lost control of his car at more than 160km/h, hitting a tree located next to the course. Debris from the accident nearly struck spectators. Mayer was killed instantly.
A memorial stone was placed by the side of the circuit, but it was moved after the circuit closed in 1968 to the Country Club Hotel in Longford.
Formula One Statistical Overview
Formula One Record
|Year||Entrant||Team||WDC Points||WDC Pos.|
|1962||Cooper Car Company||Cooper-Climax||0||NC|
|Front Row Starts||0|
|Distance Raced||115 km (71 mi)|
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|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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