Born on this day (30th - March)

Manuel de Teffé

1905 - 1967

Rudolf Krause

1907 - 1987

Peter Hirt

1910 - 1992

Robert O'Brien

1922 - 1997


Eddie Jordan


Mike Thackwell


Stéphane Ortelli


Fabrizio de Simone


Chris Trickle

1972 - 1998

Died on this day (30th - March)

Lucien Bianchi

1934 - 1969

Yves Giraud-Cabantous

1904 - 1973

Bill Hamilton

1899 - 1978

Kenneth Douglas Evans

1912 - 1985

David Leslie

1953 - 2008

Richard Lloyd

1945 - 2008

Jackie Pretorius

1934 - 2009

Chula Chakrabongse

28 / 3 / 1908
30 / 12 / 1963
The son of the Prince of Siam and his Russian wife, Ekatrina Desnitskaya, Prince Chula Chakrabongse, ran a racing team called White Mouse Racing for himself and his cousin Prince Bira.

Chula Chakrabongse was the son of the Prince of Siam, Chakrabongse, and his Russian wife, Ekatrina Desnitskaya. 

In England Chula met an Englishwoman, Elizabeth Hunter, or Lisba as she was more familiarly known. He reports that she was his "English 'dream girl'", with blonde hair and blue eyes. If the Thai side of the family disapproved of Chula and Lisba's love and the English side was no more welcoming. Nevertheless, the couple married in 1938 and, in 1956, after 18 years of marriage they had a daughter, Narisa.

When Bira came to England in 1927 he was supervised by his older cousin Prince Chula Chakrabongse. Prince Chula Chakrabongse, ran a racing team called White Mouse Racing and the 21-year-old Bira thought he might try his hand at motor racing.

In 1936 Chula's White Mouse team purchased an ERA for Bira to drive and he quickly became one of the leading exponents of this voiturette class of international racing. At the end of 1948 Bira's partnership with Prince Chula was dissolved.

Chula succumbed to cancer in 1964.