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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



Heinz Schiller
Heinz Schiller
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SWITZERLAND

Born
25 / 1 / 1930
Died
27 / 3 / 2007
Heinz Schiller was a former powerboat champion who switched to cars in the mid-1950s. He finished second in class on the 1957 Mille Miglia. He drove in one World Championship Grand Prix in Germany in 1962, retiring with oil pressure problems after 3 laps.

Heinz Schiller was from Frauenfeld, near Zurich in Switzerland. A former powerboat champion, he switched to cars in the mid-1950s driving a 1.5-liter Porsche, taking second place in his class on the 1957 Mille Miglia.

Early in 1958 he raced his Porsche RS at the Formula 2 Pau GP, circulating steadily to earn a distant sixth place. After hill-climbing in the Porsche Carrera Abarth in 1961, he moved into Formula 1 with Georges Filipinetti's Ecurie Nationale Suisse (Scuderia Fillipinetti) in 1962, mainly driving in non championship races, he was team mate to Jo Siffert.

Heinz normaly drove the team's Porsche 718 but had a single chance in the more competitive Lotus 24-BRM V8 at the German GP when Siffert switched to a Lotus 21. Official records show that Schiller's Lotus-BRM broke down with an oil pressure problem after just 3 laps of the famous 23km Nordschleife.

He made one more single seater appearance for the team driving the Porsche 718 at Pau in 1963, and finished third, five laps adrift of the Lotus duo of Jim Clark and Trevor Taylor.

He continued to race Filipinetti's GT cars, taking second in class at the Nurburgring 1000 Km and also a class win at the Ollon-Villars hillclimb in the Porsche Carrera Abarth.

In 1964 he raced his Porsche 904 in long-distance events with Jo Siffert, and took tenth place (and third in class) at Le Mans in the works car with Gerhard Koch.

After he retired he ran a Porsche dealership in Geneva.

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