Robin Herd CBE (23 March 1939 – 4 June 2019) was a British engineer, designer and businessman. He was born in Newton-le-Willows, Lancashire. He studied at St Peter's College, Oxford. He is best known as a co-founder of March Engineering, a Formula One (F1) constructor. Before March Engineering, Herd notably worked for McLaren and Cosworth. March Engineering completed 207 F1 Grand Prix races between 1970 and 1992, winning three with four pole positions. The team was successful in Formula Two and IndyCar races, with March cars winning the Indianapolis 500 for five years in a row from 1983 to 1987.
Herd sold March Racing in 1989 and created Robin Herd Ltd., a design office in Bicester. He quit racing in 1995 and bought Oxford United Football Club. He served as the club's chairman until 1998.
Herd died on 4 June 2019, at the age of 80.
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- ↑ Cooper, Adam (6 June 2019). "March Formula 1 team co-founder Robin Herd dies aged 80". Autosport. Retrieved 7 June 2019.