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Innes Ireland

Driver

Robert McGregor Innes Ireland, was a British military officer, engineer, and motor racing driver.

After two years of racing while also running an engineering firm, Ireland made his Formula One debut for Team Lotus in 1959. In 1960 he won three non-championship Formula One races and finished fourth in the World Drivers Championship.  Badly injured in the 1961 Monaco Grand Prix, Ireland recovered to win the Solitude Grand Prix and Flugplatzrennen races, then finished the season with a victory in the United States Grand Prix at Watkins Glen.

Robert McGregor Innes Ireland, was a British military officer, engineer, and motor racing driver.

After two years of racing while also running an engineering firm, Ireland made his Formula One debut for Team Lotus in 1959. In 1960 he won three non-championship Formula One races and finished fourth in the World Drivers Championship.  Badly injured in the 1961 Monaco Grand Prix, Ireland recovered to win the Solitude Grand Prix and Flugplatzrennen races, then finished the season with a victory in the United States Grand Prix at Watkins Glen.

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