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Born on this day (24th - May)

John Bolster

1910 - 1984


Hannu Olavi Mikkola

1942


1952


Guido Pardini

1953 - 2007


Lamberto Leoni

1953


Philip Verellen

1962 - 2002


Ivan Capelli

1963


Ricky Craven

1966



Died on this day (24th - May)

Claude Loraine Barrow

1873 - 1903


Albert Guyot

1881 - 1947


Herbert Müller

1940 - 1981


Dries van der Lof

1919 - 1990


Hitoshi Ogawa

1956 - 1992


Alfonso Garcia de Vinuesa

1958 - 1997



Jo Vonlanthen
Jo Vonlanthen
SWITZERLAND

Born
31 / 5 / 1942

A car trader from Frauenfeld in Switzerland, Vonlanthen began racing in Formula Vee in 1968 and, driving a Tecno, won the 1972 Swiss F3 championship.

He went into Formula 2 in 1973 with a GRD, taking a third place in the Rome GP, but this was easily his best result until he came second in the opening round of the 1975 series at Estoril in a March 742-BMW, when most of the front-runners fell by the wayside.

His brief Formula 1 career lasted just three races in 1975, Jo driving a works Ensign in the International Trophy before switching to Williams for the Swiss GP at Dijon. After taking a distant 14th place in this non-championship race, Vonlanthen made the grid in his Williams for the Austrian GP only because both Henton and Wilson Fittiplaldi had practice mishaps.

He returned to Formula 2 on an irregular basis in 1976, but never really featured.





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