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Born on this day (25th - March)

Washington Roebling

1881 - 1912


Karl von Waldthausen

1907 - 1933


1911 - 1988


Breno Fornari

1925


Don Freeland

1925 - 2007


Fritz d'Orey

1938


Tom Weickardt

1947


Butch Lindley

1948 - 1990


Giniel de Villiers

1972


Danica Sue Patrick

1982



Died on this day (25th - March)

Billy Cotton

1899 - 1969


Juan Gaudino

1893 - 1975



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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