Born on this day (28th - March)

1897 - 1974

1908 - 1963

Consalvo Sanesi

1911 - 1998


Hubert Hahne


Charles Ates


Jean-François Piot

1938 - 1980

Tony Brise

1952 - 1975

Died on this day (28th - March)

William H Pitt

1925 - 1992

Jean-Marie Balestre

1921 - 2008

Michel Leclere
Michel Leclere
© (c) 'Who is Who' by Steve Small, 2000

18 / 3 / 1946
A runner-up in the 1972 Formule Renault series, Leclere won the French Formula 3 championship for Alpine the following year. Michel's career seemed to be taking shape well during 1974-75 when he was a front-runner in Formula 2 and won races at Rouen, Zolder and Silverstone, earning an F1 chance with Tyrrell and a contract with Wolf-Williams for 1976. In the event, the car was awful and the team despondent, and poor Leclere was jettisoned in mid-season, returning to Formula 2 with Elf-Renault and finishing fourth in the championship. His career never really recovered after a disastrous F2 season with Kauhsen in 1977 destroyed his chances of a Formula 1 comeback. Thereafter he scratched about with only occasional sports car and single-seater outings before quitting for good.
© (c) 'Who is Who' by Steve Small, 2000

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