Tony Rolt

1918 - 2008

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Major Anthony Peter Roylance Rolt, MC & Bar, (16 October 1918 – 6 February 2008) was a British racing driver, soldier and engineer. A war hero, Rolt maintained a long connection with the sport, albeit behind the scenes. The Ferguson 4WD project he was involved in paid off with spectacular results, and he was involved in other engineering projects. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tony Rolt has received more than 75,522 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Tony Rolt is the 525th most popular racing driver (up from 534th in 2019), the 4,532nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 4,435th in 2019) and the 87th most popular British Racing Driver.

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  • 76k

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  • 44.96

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 19

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.14

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.78

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Tony Rolts by language

Over the past year Tony Rolt has had the most page views in the with 10,653 views, followed by German (1,526), and French (1,039). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Croatian (74.89%), Egyptian Arabic (74.53%), and Slovenian (52.23%)


Among racing drivers, Tony Rolt ranks 525 out of 1,080Before him are Nico Hülkenberg, Yuji Ide, Gerry Ashmore, Tom Kristensen, Eppie Wietzes, and Al Pease. After him are François Delecour, Ernst Klodwig, Joachim Winkelhock, Dennis Poore, Lloyd Ruby, and Norifumi Abe.

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Among people born in 1918, Tony Rolt ranks 269Before him are Donald Regan, Anne Gwynne, Jacques Baratier, Gersh Budker, Mahmoud Namjoo, and Göte Hagström. After him are Cachao, Dick Haymes, Barney Ewell, Rafael Iriondo, Maurice Huet, and Alan Jay Lerner. Among people deceased in 2008, Tony Rolt ranks 311Before him are Margaret Truman, Fazıl Hüsnü Dağlarca, Sam Tingle, Jimmy Stewart, Jo Stafford, and Gábor Delneky. After him are Cachao, Estelle Reiner, Randy Pausch, Walter Haummer, Lilyan Chauvin, and Tony Hillerman.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Tony Rolt ranks 4,532 out of 8,785Before him are Tom Odell (1990), Oswald Szemerényi (1913), Aneurin Bevan (1897), Al Pease (1921), Michael Foot (1913), and Henry Sweet (1845). After him are Scott Speedman (1975), John Urry (1946), John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll (1680), Kathryn Beaumont (1938), Robert Service (1947), and Cathleen Nesbitt (1888).

Among RACING DRIVERS In United Kingdom

Among racing drivers born in United Kingdom, Tony Rolt ranks 87Before him are Mark Blundell (1966), Chris Craft (1939), Sam Tingle (1921), Jimmy Stewart (1931), Gerry Ashmore (1936), and Al Pease (1921). After him are Dennis Poore (1916), Geoffrey Crossley (1921), Peter Arundell (1933), Jonathan Palmer (1956), David Hampshire (1917), and Bob Gerard (1914).