Andrea
Robertson
 

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2011 24-Hours of LeMans - Finished 26th

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Bio

DOB Novmeber 16, 1959
Birthplace: Somerset, PA US
Residence - Ray MI
Married, 1 child
Team (Class): Robertson Racing, GTLM (GT2)
Race car: Ford GT Mk 7 and Ford GT-RM (test car)

Like husband, is heavily involved in flying. Owns a Cessna 172 and is a FAA-licensed dispatcher. . .Has worked in airline industry for several years in different capacities. Were it not for racing, would have completed training to become flight instructor. . .First vehicle was a 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner. Now drives a BMW . . .Believes Michael Shumacher is the greatest driver of all-time but believes Kimi Rikkonen’s switch to Ferrari could send him past Schumacher. . .Admires Series driver Terry Borcheller “for his drive and determination.”. . .Would like to try World Rally Championship one day because of the challenge to both navigator and driver. . .A fan of Pittsburgh Steelers and horse racing. . .Would like to dine with Bill Clinton, Shirley Muldowney and Austin Powers. . .Looking for summer home in Cayman Islands.

Took third in SCCA Turkey Trot in Panoz GTS at Sebring in 2006. … Spent latter months of 2006 preparing with husband Dave preparing for 2007 Twelve Hours of Sebring. … Like husband, is heavily involved in flying. Owns a Cessna 172 and is a FAA-licensed dispatcher. … Has previously worked in the airline industry for several years in different capacities. … Were it not for racing, would have completed training to become flight instructor. … First vehicle was a 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner. … Now owns and shows a 1970 Plymouth Superbird (amongst other cars). … Believes Michael Schumacher is the greatest driver of all-time but believes Kimi Raikkonen’s switch to Ferrari could send him past Schumacher. … Loves her animals, which include (but not limited to) llamas, horses, cats and geese. … Would like to try World Rally Championship one day because of the challenge to both navigator and driver. … A fan of Pittsburgh Steelers and horse racing. … Would like to dine with Bill Clinton, Shirley Muldowney and Austin Powers. … Loves vacationing in the Cayman Islands with extended family. Is mother of one and grandmother of two. … Loves to “prank.”

Snippets
2/22-23/10 Winter Tests at Sebring

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Raced at the 12-Hours of Sebring 2007 in a Panoz. Unfortunately, with only 64 into the 364 lap race, engine trouble forced them out.

 

Results

Andrea Robertson’s second season in the American Le Mans Series will see a return to GT2 but a new entry. … Will team with husband David and third driver David Murry to field new Ford GT-R for full season championship run starting at Sebring. … Ford entry will compete against cars from Aston Martin, Chevrolet, Dodge, Ferrari, Panoz and Porsche, among others. … Drove Panoz Esperante GTLM in limited 2007 run.

Husband/wife team Dave and Andrea Robertson have formed Robertson Racing are making their American Le Mans Series debut in 2007 with a Panoz Esperante GTLM in GT2. The team plans a three-race schedule this year (Sebring, Detroit and Petit Le Mans) before launching a full-season campaign in 2008. . .Is an FAA-licensed dispatcher and licensed private pilot.

2011
Robertsons are joined by Boris Said at Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh From Florida. A throttle linkage problem on the No. 40 Doran Ford GT costs the team several laps around the halfway mark, but continued perseverance earns team eighth-place finish in GT. ... Team skips round two at Long Beach to ensure health of cars for Le Mans test day. ... Robertsons battle engine issues througout Lime Rock Park race. Car is retired a 2:34 mark. ...A 14th place finish for Robertsons at Mosport. ...Melanie Snow joins Andrea to drive the No. 40 at Mid-Ohio. All-female duo survive a difficult rain race to finish 14th. ...Quiet race at Road America to 12th place finish for Andrea Robertson/Melanie Snow.

2010
At Sebring, crash in Monday testing resulted in car rebuilt in three days. Ford GT wualified ninth in class. Damaged tie rod in ninth hour and late stop for oil refill meant 10th place GT2 finish. … At Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, returned to cockpit for 10th place GT2 finish with Davids Robertson and Murry. ... At Utah, drove home to eventual 12th place class finish. ... At Lime Rock, 11th in class on hectic, traffic-filled weekend. ... At Mid-Ohio, 12th in class after car was running running near top-five early. ... At Road America, again Ford power opened strong before entry fell to 11th in class. ... At Mosport, drove opening stint before car was retired after accident on 49th lap with BMW GT car. Credited with 12th place finish. ... At Petit Le Mans, drove one of team`s two Ford GT-Rs with D. Robertson/Craig Stanton. Placed 12th in class while sister car finished eighth.

2009
Made nine starts in Doran-Ford GT with eight top-10 finishes. … At Sebring, showed considerable promise in entry shared with husband David and David Murry. Car ran third in class early after fifth-place qualifying effort. Car lost time following contact with spinning Acura prototype, forcing crew to replace entire front end. Finished seventh in GT2. … At St. Petersburg, recorded sixth-place GT2 finish, a career-best, in tandem with Murry. Car ran second in class at first pit stop. … At Utah, drove middle stint in eventual 10th-place class finish with Murry/David Robertson. … At Lime Rock, car a top-five performer early on before falling back to ninth-place finish in GT2. … At Mid-Ohio, drove middle stint in 10th-place finish that saw Ford GT-R running solidly in top-five early. … At Road America, entry ran in GT2 top-five before finishing seventh in class. … At Mosport, placed 10th in first race at Mosport in tandem with D. Murry/D. Robertson. … At Petit Le Mans, teammate Murry claimed pole which was the first pole for the Ford GT. During race, bodywork came off twice on track forcing yellow flags to be waived. Robertson Racing finished 10th in class during rain-shortened event. … At Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, watched Murry lead in class early before driving uneventful middle stint before 11th place GT2 finish.

2008: Returned to the American Le Mans Series at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring again sharing the cockpit with Husband David. The duo were joined by David Murry as both a co-driver and driver coach for the full season of competition in the newly built Doran Ford GT-R. Following contact on lap 186 the team called it a day. ... At St. Petersburg, the A.Robertson/Murry combo started the race tenth on the GT2 grid but after brake problems arose towards the middle of the race, the team fell back and went home with eleventh in GT2. ... At Long Beach, handed duties over to husband, David, for the shortened format event. ... At Utah, the team tried all three drivers through the weekend but it was damage incurred after an incident with an Audi that ended the day with just under half and hour to go. ... At Lime Rock, the Ford entry was heavily damaged in practice and did not qualify or start the race. ... At Mid Ohio, enjoyed a clean race and an eleventh place finish after a late race incident with the wheel/tire detaching from the car ... At Road America, the Murry/Robertson trio continued the progress on their first season with the new Ford GT. Murry drove the opening stint and was involved in an incident with a prototype causing the team to go several laps. Car was still running at end of race with all three drivers having spent time behind the wheel in the twelfth place finish.

2007: Made three starts in limited campaign with Panoz Esperante GTLM in GT2. … At Sebring, teamed with husband David/Arie Luyendyk Jr. in Series debut for all three. Race ended after just 64 laps (engine). … At Petit Le Mans, added Murry for strong early run before retiring after 106 laps (mechanical). … At Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, completed full race and finished 10th in GT2.

2007: At Sebring, made Series debut with husband Dave and Arie Luyendyk Jr. at wheel of Robertson Racing Panoz Esperante GTLM. Race ended after just 64 laps (engine). . .At Petit, returned to Series competition for the first time since Sebring in March. Shared the duties again with husband David and added David Murry to the cockpit. Had a strong run early on but was unable to recoup from an accident on lap 106 and was forced to retire. Weekend proved to be a learning experience for a full season of competition in 2008.

2006: Did not compete in Series. . .Took third in SCCA Turkey Trot in Panoz GTS. . .Spent late season preparing with husband Dave and teammate Arie Luyendyk Jr. preparing for 2007 Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.

2005: Won second straight Spec Racer Ford Championship at home track Waterford Hills.

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