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"Bonnier" redirects here. For Jo Bonnier's team, see Ecurie Bonnier.

Joakim "Jo" Bonnier (bonn-EE-ay; born 31 January 1930 in Djurgården, Stockholm, Södermanland and Uppland, Sweden – died 11 June 1972 at the Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans, Sarthe, Pays de la Loire, France) was a Swedish racing driver who competed in Formula One and sportscars.

Making his début at in 1956 at the Italian Grand Prix with the Maserati team, Bonnier spent most of 1957 and 1958 driving in privately-entered Maseratis, usually under Scuderia Centro Sud and his own racing team. Moving to BRM at the end of 1958, Bonnier scored his first points at the Morocco Grand Prix before taking what turned out to be his only win (from his only pole) at the 1959 Dutch Grand Prix. Bonnier scored three other points finishes before leaving at the end of 1960.

Bonnier was part of Porsche's F1 attempt in 1961 and 1962, scoring six points over two years (while teammate Dan Gurney scored one win and five podiums), before the manufacturer left the sport. Needing a new team, Bonnier found a drive at the Rob Walker Racing Team, first driving a Cooper in 1963, switching to a Brabham in 1964 and scoring four seventh-place finishes in 1965.

Reforming his old team as the "Anglo-Suisse Racing Team" in 1966, Bonnier drove a Cooper T81 without much success for two years before switching to a McLaren M5A. At the end of 1968, Bonnier chose to focus more on his sportscar efforts, and made only sporadic entries to F1 races over the next three seasons, making his final start at the final race of 1971, the United States Grand Prix.

A once-24 Hours of Le Mans runner up, Bonnier died at the race's 1972 edition. A horrendous accident with Swiss amateur driver Florian Vetsch saw Bonnier's car fly over the armco barriers and into the trees behind them, killing him instantly.

Bonnier was chairman of the Grand Prix Drivers' Association from 1963 to 1971, and was a strong campaigner for safety throughout his career.

Formula One CareerEdit

Formula One Statistical OverviewEdit

Formula One RecordEdit

Note: Italics denotes an entrant used only in non-championship races.

Year Entrant Team WDC Points WDC Pos. Report
1956 Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati 0 NC
1957 Scuderia Centro Sud Maserati 0 NC Report
Joakim Bonnier Racing Team
1958 Scuderia Centro Sud Maserati 3 20th Report
Joakim Bonnier Racing Team
Giogio Scarlatti
Owen Racing Organisation BRM
1959 Owen Racing Organisation BRM 10 8th Report
1960 Owen Racing Organisation BRM 4 18th Report
1961 Porsche System Engineering Porsche 3 15th Report
Scuderia Colonia Lotus-Climax
UDT-Laystall Racing
1962 Porsche System Engineering Porsche 3 15th Report
Scuderia SSS Republica di Venezia
Rob Walker Racing Team Lotus-Climax
1963 Rob Walker Racing Team Cooper-Climax
Lotus-Climax
6 11th Report
1964 Rob Walker Racing Team Cooper-Climax
Brabham-BRM
Brabham-Climax
3 15th Report
1965 Rob Walker Racing Team Brabham-Climax
Lotus-Climax
0 NC Report
1966 Anglo-Suisse Racing Team Cooper-Maserati
Brabham-Climax
1 17th Report
Rob Walker Racing Team Lotus-Climax
Brabham-BRM
1967 Joakim Bonnier Racing Team Cooper-Maserati 3 15th Report
1968 Joakim Bonnier Racing Team Cooper-Maserati
McLaren-BRM
Honda
3 22nd Report
1969 Ecurie Bonnier Lotus-Ford Cosworth 0 NC Report
1970 Ecurie Bonnier McLaren-Ford Cosworth 0 NC Report
1971 Ecurie Bonnier McLaren-Ford Cosworth
Lola-Chevrolet
0 NC Report

Career StatisticsEdit

Entries 119
Starts 104
Pole Positions 1
Front Row Starts 3
Race Wins 1
Podiums 1
Fastest laps 0
Points 39
Laps Raced 4761
Distance Raced 24517 km
Races Led 4
Laps Led 139
Distance Led 547 km
Doubles 1

Race WinsEdit

Win Number Grand Prix
1 1959 Dutch Grand Prix

Career ResultsEdit

Complete Formula One results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Pts Pos
1956 Flag of Argentina Flag of Monaco 48-star U S flag Flag of Belgium Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Italy 0 NC
Ret
1957 Flag of Argentina Flag of Monaco 48-star U S flag Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Abruzzo bandiera Flag of Italy 0 NC
7th DNA Ret Ret Ret
1958 Flag of Argentina Flag of Monaco Flag of the Netherlands 48-star U S flag Flag of Belgium Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Portugal Flag of Italy Flag of Morocco 3 20th
DNA Ret 10th 9th 8th Ret Ret Ret Ret 4th
1959 Flag of Monaco 48-star U S flag Flag of the Netherlands Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Portugal Flag of Italy US flag 49 stars 10 8th
Ret 1st Ret Ret 5th Ret 8th
1960 Flag of Argentina Flag of Monaco US flag 49 stars Flag of the Netherlands Flag of Belgium Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Portugal Flag of Italy Flag of the United States 4 18th
7th 5th Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 5th
1961 Flag of Monaco Flag of the Netherlands Flag of Belgium Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Italy Flag of the United States 3 15th
Ret 11th 7th 7th 5th Ret Ret 6th
1962 Flag of the Netherlands Flag of Monaco Flag of Belgium Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Italy Flag of the United States Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 3 15th
7th 5th WD 10th Ret 7th 6th 13th
1963 Flag of Monaco Flag of Belgium Flag of the Netherlands Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Italy Flag of the United States Flag of Mexico Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 6 11th
7th 5th 11th NC Ret 6th 7th 8th 5th 6th
1964 Flag of Monaco Flag of the Netherlands Flag of Belgium Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Austria Flag of Italy Flag of the United States Flag of Mexico 3 15th
5th 9th Ret Ret Ret 6th 12th Ret Ret
1965 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 Flag of Monaco Flag of Belgium Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of the Netherlands Flag of Germany Flag of Italy Flag of the United States Flag of Mexico 0 NC
Ret 7th Ret Ret 7th Ret 7th 7th 8th Ret
1966 Flag of Monaco Flag of Belgium Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of the Netherlands Flag of Germany Flag of Italy Flag of the United States Flag of Mexico 1 17th
NC Ret NC Ret 7th Ret Ret NC 6th
1967 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 Flag of Monaco Flag of the Netherlands Flag of Belgium Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Canada Flag of Italy Flag of the United States Flag of Mexico 3 16th
Ret Ret Ret 6th[1] 8th Ret 6th 10th
1968 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 Flag of Spain 1945 1977 Flag of Monaco Flag of Belgium Flag of the Netherlands Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Italy Flag of Canada Flag of the United States Flag of Mexico 3 22nd
Ret DNQ Ret 8th Ret DNA 6th Ret NC 5th
1969 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 Flag of Spain 1945 1977 Flag of Monaco Flag of the Netherlands Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Italy Flag of Canada Flag of the United States Flag of Mexico 0 NC
Ret Ret
1970 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 Flag of Spain 1945 1977 Flag of Monaco Flag of Belgium Flag of the Netherlands Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Austria Flag of Italy Flag of Canada Flag of the United States Flag of Mexico 0 NC
DNQ Ret
1971 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 Flag of Spain 1945 1977 Flag of Monaco Flag of the Netherlands Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Austria Flag of Italy Flag of Canada Flag of the United States 0 NC
Ret DNQ DNS 10th 16th


Key
Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
1stWinner Ret Retired
2ndPodium finish DSQ Disqualified
3rd DNQ Did not qualify
5thPoints finish DNPQ Did not pre-qualify
14thNon-points finish TD Test driver
NCNon-classified finish (<90% race distance) DNS Did not start
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NotesEdit

  1. Awarded the two points for fifth place instead of the one for sixth as fifth-placed Jackie Oliver was an F2 entry and thus ineligible for points.
V T E Grand Prix Drivers' Association
Chairman
Moss • Bonnier • Stewart • Scheckter • Pironi • Senna • M. Schumacher • Coulthard • R. Schumacher • De la Rosa • Heidfeld • Barrichello • Wurz
Directors
M. Schumacher • Berger • Brundle • D. Hill • Coulthard • Wurz • Trulli • Webber • R. Schumacher • Alonso • De la Rosa • Heidfeld • Massa • Vettel • Barrichello • Button • Grosjean
Affected races
1969 Belgian Grand Prix • 1970 German Grand Prix • 1982 South African Grand Prix • 1994 San Marino Grand Prix
Related
Professional Racing Drivers Assocation
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