Boro

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Flag of the Netherlands svg.png Boro
Boro logo.png
Full Name HB Bewaking Alarmsystemen
Base Bovenkerk, Krimpenerwaard, Netherlands
Founder(s) Flag of the Netherlands svg.png Bob Hoogenboom
Flag of the Netherlands svg.png Rody Hoogenboom
Team Principal(s) Flag of the Netherlands svg.png Bob Hoogenboom
Flag of the Netherlands svg.png Rody Hoogenboom
Technical Director
Current Lineup
Flag of Germany svg.png Leonhard von Gottorp Formula One
Flag of Italy svg.png Vittorio Brambilla Formula One
Noted Former Drivers
Flag of Mexico svg.png Héctor Rebaque Formula One
Flag of Japan svg.png Kazuyoshi Hoshino Formula One
Flag of Germany svg.png Leonhard von Gottorp Formula One


Boro was a Formula One team from the Netherlands run by Bob and Rody Hoogenboom. Although the team spent most of their existence as either backmarkers or lower midfield runners, Boro are to date the most successful Dutch team to have competed in Formula One, scoring a total of 1 point.

Formula One

Making their Formula One debut in 1976, Boro were afterthoughts to the majority of the paddock - whom had limited expectations for the tiny Dutch outfit. Despite this, Boro spent a large chunk of their budget on full FOCA membership and travel - leaving their car to be built on a shoestring. Backing came from the Hoogenboom's security firm HB Bewaking, meaning the team ran under the banner of HB Bewaking Alarmsystemen. Recruiting Mexican businessman Héctor Rebaque and Italian F3 driver Gianfranco Brancatelli for driving duties, Boro spent much of the early part of the season barely making the grid, before a merited eighth place in the Soviet Grand Prix from Brancatelli transformed their fortunes - now regularly qualifying for races and running comfortably in the lower end of the mid field.

Brambilla on his way to sixth at the 1977 United States Grand Prix West.

A lucky point for the Kojima of Masahiro Hasemi at the Japanese Grand Prix cost Boro 11th in the Constructor's Championship, but the Hoogenboom brothers went into the 1977 season with their heads held high.

It was all change in terms of driver personnel for Boro in 1977, with Brancatelli headed to March and Vittorio Brambilla coming in the opposite direction as well as Swedish nobleman Freddy Kottulinsky replacing Rebaque. The combined wealth of Kottulinsky and Brambilla's sponsors Beta ensured that Boro's next challenger would be built on a much stable platform than before. The team targeted the midfield, and this was almost immediately delivered on - with Brambilla taking a sixth place at the United States Grand Prix West. However, this would prove to be the highlight of the season, as Kottulinsky regularly failed to qualify, and the team's limited budget meant the Boro 002 went undeveloped. Falling further and further off the pace, Brambilla's 7th place in France being the best result from the rest of the season.

Kottulinsky left ahead of 1978, with German veteran Leonhard von Gottorp joining Brambilla at the team. Despite initial promise of the new 003 chassis, the team eventually fell back gradually during the season, even reaching the low heights of failing to pre-qualify for the first time since the 1976 Belgian Grand Prix. The team finished the season on zero points, and the Hoogenboom brothers considered leaving the sport for good.

The consideration eventually didn't follow through, and the dutch team chose to run only a partial schedule in the European races. While the team did start working on the 004 chassis during the off-season, the Hoogenboom brothers met Lola's founder and owner Eric Broadley in the early days of January. Broadley, looking to return to Formula One with the Lola name, had built a ground-effects chassis, and after some negotiations, the british manufacturer and the dutch team created a partnership for the 1979 Formula One season. Vittorio Brambilla was once again brought aboard to drive the Lola T400, being partnered by dutch driver Michael Bleekemolen.

Complete Formula 1 Results

Year Entrant Chassis Engine # Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Points WCC WEC
1976 HB Bewaking Alarmsystemen Boro 001 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 ARG RSA USW ESP BEL MON SOV FRA GBR GER AUT NED ITA CAN USA JPN 0
32 Flag of Italy svg.png Gianfranco Brancatelli 15 DNQ DNPQ DNQ DNPQ 13 8 Ret DNQ 12 DNQ 15 Ret DNQ 15 15
33 Flag of Mexico svg.png Héctor Rebaque 14 Ret DNPQ Ret DNPQ Ret DNQ 15 14 DNQ 14 DNQ 13 12 DNQ 14
1977 Beta Utensili HB Bewaking Alarmsystemen Boro 002 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 ARG RSA USW ESP BEL MON FRA TUS SOV GBR NED GER AUT ITA CAN USA JPN 1 10th 10th
32 Flag of Italy svg.png Vittorio Brambilla Ret 7 6 9 16 10 7 13 10 Ret 12 Ret Ret 11 16 Ret 17
33 Flag of Sweden svg.png Freddy Kottulinsky Ret Ret DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 17 DNQ DNQ DNQ 13 DNQ 15 DNQ DNQ
Flag of Japan svg.png Kazuyoshi Hoshino 8
1978 Beta Utensili HB Bewaking Alarmsystemen Boro 003 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 ARG RSA USW ESP BEL MON SUI TUS GBR FRA NED GER AUT ITA CAN USA 0
32 Flag of Germany svg.png Leonhard von Gottorp 11 8 19 17 14 DNQ DNQ DNQ DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ 17 DNQ DNQ 13 DNPQ
33 Flag of Italy svg.png Vittorio Brambilla Ret 9 DNQ DNQ 18 Ret 16 15 DNPQ DNPQ DNQ DNQ DNQ Ret DNPQ
Flag of the Netherlands svg.png Arie Luyendyk DNPQ
1979 HB Lola Bewaking Alarmsystemen Lola T400 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 ARG BRA RZA USW ESP BEL MON EUR SMR FRA GBR GER AUT NED ITA CAN USA 0
32 Flag of the Netherlands svg.png Michael Bleekemolen DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNPQ 16
Flag of France svg.png Jean-Pierre Jarier 12
33 Flag of Italy svg.png Vittorio Brambilla 7 DNQ 15 11 DNPQ DNQ Ret


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