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Born on this day (23rd - May)

Ernst Klodwig

1903 - 1973


Joe James

1925 - 1952


Jim Mallory

1935 - 1972


Gerard Larrousse

1940


Wally Dallenbach Jr

1963


Didier Cottaz

1967


Laurent Aiello

1969


Bryan Herta

1970


Rubens Barrichello

1972



Died on this day (23rd - May)

Luigi Arcangeli

1902 - 1931


Ernst Henne

1904 - 2005



Jorge Daponte
Jorge Daponte
ARGENTINA

Born
5 / 6 / 1923
Died
1 / 3 / 1963
JorgeDaponte was an Argentinan Formula One driver from. He raced in 2 Grand Prix in the 1954. He died suddenly at only 39 years old.

Formula One driver from Argentina. He raced Marserati's in Argentina in the early 1950's and participated in 2 Grand Prix. Debuting on January 17, 1954, he drove a Maserati A6GCM/250F which was a 1953 works car converted by the factory for use by Daponte for the 1954 season. In the 1954 Argentine Grand prix where he retired with lubrication problems and the Italian Grands Prix at Moza where he was classified eleventh.

He competed in a couple of non championship events in 1954 finishing 4th in the Circuito di Pescara and 5th in the GP de Rouen-les Essarts.

He died suddenly at only 39 years old.





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