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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



John McNicol
John McNicol
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SOUTH AFRICA

Born
12 / 3 / 1942
Died
31 / 7 / 2001
McNicol was a competitive campaigner in the South African Championships during the late '60s early 70s. He was murdered by intruders at his smallholding near Johannesburg in July of 2001.

McNicol was a competitive campaigner in the South African Championships during the late '60s early 70s.

He was second in the 1969 SA Championship driving a Lola T142 Formula 5000 car. The SA Championship of the time allowed a "free for all" of F1, F2 and F5000 cars. The Championship was won by John Love's Lotus 49 that year.

Later John McNicol graduated to a McLaren M10B and performed creditably against the pure F1 cars like Love's Surtees TS9 and March 701 , the Lotus 72 of Dave Charlton, and various Lotus 49, Brabham BT20's and BT24's. He was 4th in the 1972 Championship.

He then raced the Scuderia Scribante March 721 in 1973 and 1974 and picked up some podium placings.

He was entered to drive a Lotus 72 in the 1974 SAGP but did not start.

He was murdered by intruders at his smallholding near Johannesburg in July of 2001.

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