Robert Charles "Bob" Sweikert (born 20 May 1926 in Los Angeles, died 17 June 1956 in Salem) was an American racing driver. Making his AAA début in 1950, he steadily improved until winning the Indianapolis 500 in 1955, followed by the AAA National Championship, despite Jimmy Bryan winning six races that same year. This success prompted Jaguar-Aston Martin Racing to sign him as a replacement for the injured Dries van der Lof in 1955, though his lack of experience in Europe prevented him from making an impact. Sweikert was killed in an accident at Salem Speedway when he left the track while battling Ed Elisian. He was 30 years old.
Complete Alternate Formula One results
(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; Races in italics indicate fastest lap)
|1951||Scuderia Platé-Varzi||Kuzma Indy Roadster||Maserati 4CL 1.5 L4s||MON|| 500
|1955||Jaguar - Aston Martin Racing||Aston Martin AM-04||Jaguar JFE-2 4.5 V12||MON||FRA||BEL||GBR|| SCO
* denotes season still in progress