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Born on this day (30th - April)

1864 - 1922


1893 - 1928


Leon Duray

1894 - 1956


Willi Seibel

1896 - 1977


1910 - 1969


1912 - 1946


Duncan Hamilton

1920 - 1994


1930 - 1966


Gil Nickel

1939 - 2003


Darren Manning

1975



Died on this day (30th - April)

Roland Ratzenberger

1962 - 1994


Peter Bourne

1956 - 2003



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

Born
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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