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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



Robin Widdows
Robin Widdows
UNITED KINGDOM

Born
27 / 5 / 1942
An Olympic-standard bobsleigh rider, Robin raced an MG Midget and a Lotus 23, winning the Autosport Class C championship in 1965, before successfully moving up to Formula 3 the following year. A syndicate of friends financed a season of Formula 2 in 1967 in a Brabham BT23, the highlight of which was a surprise win in the Rhine Cup at Hockenheim. For 1968, he joined the Chequered Flag team to drive a McLaren M4A, and took second place at Pau with a superb display. Cooper gave him his only Grand Prix outing at that year's British GP, and he was back in Formula 2 with Bob Gerard in 1969. He did well once more, winning the Lottery GP and taking second at Reims, and also raced sports cars for Matra, finishing seventh at Le Mans with Galli. In 1970 he raced Alistair Walker's Brabham, again in F2, until suddenly retiring from racing in mid-season.




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