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Born on this day (23rd - April)

1851 - 1898


Wilhelm Werner

1874 - 1947


Bob Burman

1884 - 1916


1932


Dick Atkins

1936 - 1966


Larry Rice

1946 - 2009


Mike Smith

1955 - 2014


Mike Ciochetti

1959


Pierluigi Martini

1961


Chris Kneifel

1961


Paul Belmondo

1963


Parnelli Jones Jr

1969


Thiago Marques

1980



Died on this day (23rd - April)

1892 - 1948


1912 - 1950


Dempsey Wilson

1927 - 1971


Alfred Ethelbert Moss

1896 - 1972



Chris Goodwin
Chris Goodwin
UNITED KINGDOM

Born
10 / 3 / 1967
Back in 1997, he raced a McLaren F1 in the FIA GT Championship, and helped the team with development work for the Le Mans 24 Hours race. Subsequently he was offered a drive with the Le Mans team. He worked on the MP4-98T two-seater Formula 1 car and the Adrenaline programme, which took Formula 1 cars to countries which didn't hold grands prix of their own, and he also shook down some of McLarens historic Formula 1 cars. He was asked by Frank Coppuck, McLaren Cars' Head of Development, and Chief Designer Gordon Murray to be involved in the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren project, and is now the Chief Test Driver for McLaren Cars.