Born on this day (24th - May)

John Bolster

1910 - 1984

Hannu Olavi Mikkola



Guido Pardini

1953 - 2007

Lamberto Leoni


Philip Verellen

1962 - 2002

Ivan Capelli


Ricky Craven


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

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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