Ian Grob

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Ian Vaughan Grob (born August 24, 1952 in Barnet ) is a former British racing driver .

Racing career

Ian Grob's father was Ken Grob (1921-1991). Ken Grob was Lloyd's underwriter and silent partner at Token Racing . The aim of the engagement was to make it easier for the son Ian to get into motorsport. However, Ian Grob did not race in a Formula 1 token.

Grob's international career began in 1973 on a Chevron B23 in sports car races . He celebrated his first success with third place in the 9-hour race in Kyalami in 1973 with team partner John Hine . The race winners were Reinhold Joest and Herbert Müller in the Porsche 908/03 . His first race win came in 1974 in a sports car race on the Avus . In 1976 he competed in the sports car world championship and the European championship . In the same year he tried to gain a foothold in the Formula 2 European Championship , but could not place himself in the points.

After a year in the British Formula 3 championship in 1977 , he returned to sports car racing in 1978. He contested the Le Mans 24-hour race and retired from racing after starting the 1980 Daytona 24-hour race .


Le Mans results

year team vehicle Teammate placement Failure reason
1978 United KingdomUnited Kingdom IBEC Racing Developments Ltd. Ibec-Hesketh 308LM United KingdomUnited Kingdom Guy Edwards failure drive shaft


  • Christian Moity, Jean-Marc Teissèdre, Alain Bienvenu: 24 heures du Mans 1923–1992. Éditions d'Art, Besançon 1992, ISBN 2-909413-06-3 .

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Individual evidence

  1. Kyalami 9 Hours 1973
  2. Sports car race Avus 1974