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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 United Kingdom Cooper Car Company Cooper-Climax 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 31
Distance Raced 115 km (71 mi)

Career Results[]

Complete Formula One Results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Pts Pos
1962 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg 0 NC
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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