Bertil Roos, Swedish racing driver and instructor, Died at 72

Bertil Roos was born on October 12, 1943, and died on March 31, 2016.

He was a Swedish racing driver from Gothenburg.

Bertil Roos took part in a single Formula One Grand Prix, his home race in 1974, from which he retired with transmission failure.

Notwithstanding the early promise in winning the US Formula Super Vee title in 1973, and also doing well in Formula 2 in Europe and Formula Atlantic in Canada, Roos only received one shot at Formula One.

Roos and his team, Shadow, did not get on particularly well, and ultimately the team chose to work with Tom Pryce instead.

He went back to the USA and Canada, where he continued racing.

Bertil had created an eponymous racing school in Pennsylvania, in 1975 USA near Pocono Raceway.

Nonetheless, The school was accredited by the SCCA to be able to recommend graduates for race licenses at the regional and national levels.

During the 1980s, Bertil Roos was a two-time Can-Am champion in the 2 liter and under category.

Bertil Roos passed away at 72 yrs old in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.