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Born on this day (27th - March)

Louis LeCocq

1892 - 1919


Cale Yarborough

1939


Garcia Veiga

1945


Didier de Radiguès

1958


Mark Lovell

1960 - 2003


Parker Johnstone

1961


Gregor Foitek

1965


David Coulthard

1971



Died on this day (27th - March)

Tom Alley

1889 - 1953


Heinz Schiller

1930 - 2007



Giovanni de Riu
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ITALY

Born
10 / 3 / 1925
Italian driver who attempted to qualify for the Italian Grand Prix in 1954 in a privateer Maserati A6GCM/250F.

Giovanni de Riu was born in Macomer in Italy. He failed to qualify for the 1954 Italian Grand Prix, with a privately-entered Maserati.

After racing he became a key figure in the CSAI (Commissione Sportiva Automobilistica Italiana) and was involved in the enquiry into Jochen Rindt's fatal accident in practice for the Italian Grand Prix in Monza in 1970.

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