Sharp was Texas oil man who had the means to indulge his passion for Formula 1 and drove in six Grand Prix on the North American continent in the early sixties. He was heavily involved in the Chaparral sports car project and drove one to victory at Sebring with Jim Hall in 1985.
Hap Sharp died 28 years ago, he was 65 , He would have been 93.
The only American-born driver to win the Formula One World Drivers' Championship (Mario Andretti, an Italian American driver, won the World Drivers' Championship in 1978, but was not born in the United States). He also scored three wins at each of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and 12 Hours of Sebring sports car races.