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Born on this day (30th - March)

Manuel de Teffé

1905 - 1967


Rudolf Krause

1907 - 1987


Peter Hirt

1910 - 1992


Robert O'Brien

1922 - 1997


1934


Eddie Jordan

1948


Mike Thackwell

1961


Stéphane Ortelli

1970


Fabrizio de Simone

1971


Chris Trickle

1972 - 1998



Died on this day (30th - March)

Lucien Bianchi

1934 - 1969


Yves Giraud-Cabantous

1904 - 1973


Bill Hamilton

1899 - 1978


Kenneth Douglas Evans

1912 - 1985


David Leslie

1953 - 2008


Richard Lloyd

1945 - 2008


Jackie Pretorius

1934 - 2009



John Taylor
John Taylor
UNITED KINGDOM

Born
23 / 3 / 1933
Died
8 / 9 / 1966
A popular and mild-mannered Lancashire driver. He participated in 5 grands prix, debuting on July 11, 1964. He scored 1 championship point. Taylor raced extensively in Formula Junior during 1962-63 with the Midlander's Cooper-Ford, gaining quite a bit of success, mainly at club level, and was a protege of Bob Gerard whose 1-liter Cosworth SCA-engined Cooper he drove in the 1964 British Grand Prix at Brands Hatch. Two years later he took in a series of Formula 1 races in John Bridges's private 2-liter Brabham-BRM V8. Having finished sixth in the 1966 International Trophy, Taylor took David Bridges' Brabham-BRM to the French GP and, despite his limited experience, scored a priceless point. He was badly burned when his Brabham-BRM collided with Jacky Ickx's F2 Matra on the opening lap of the 1966 German Grand Prix at Nurburgring. He died suddenly almost a month later just as it seemed he was on the road to recovery.




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