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Born on this day (25th - April)

Arthur Chevrolet

1884 - 1946


Herb Ardinger

1910 - 1973


Jean Lucas

1917 - 2003


Sergio Sighinolfi

1925 - 1956


Hans Laine

1945 - 1970


Vicente Alberto Pernía

1949


Cor Euser

1957


Duncan Dayton

1959


Klaus Panchyrz

1963


1965


Felipe Massa

1981



Died on this day (25th - April)

Frank Lockhart

1903 - 1928


Fred Frame

1894 - 1962


1934 - 1965


1895 - 1972


Michele Alboreto

1956 - 2001


John Love

1924 - 2005


Archie Bryde

1919 - 2008



Oswald Karch
Oswald Karch
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GERMANY

Born
6 / 3 / 1917
Died
28 / 1 / 2009
German F2 driver who raced a Veritas in the 1952 German Grand Prix.

Born in Ludwigshaffen, Oswald started racing in F2 in the early 1950s on both sides of the iron curtain. Like most of his compatriots, he drove a BMW Eigenbau before switching to a Veritas in 1952, which he raced at Leipzig.

In 1953 he entered the German Grand Prix. Having missed qualifying he found himself on the back of the largest grid in Grand Prix history which saw 34 cars line up to take the start. His race lasted 10 laps, when the engine failed. He suffered similar results in other races that year.

The 1954 season was better, he finished 4th in Dresden, third on Sachsenring (of the 3 classified finishers) and second at Halle-Salle, behind Rudolf Krause. Oswald also raced in Morocco in sports cars, finishing 6th in the 7512000 cc class at the Casablanca 12-hour race driving with Sterzebecker. He retired at the end of the year.

Lived in Steinklingen in Bade-Wurtemberg in the south-west of Germany and had been in poor health for some time.

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