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Born on this day (30th - March)

Manuel de Teffé

1905 - 1967


Rudolf Krause

1907 - 1987


Peter Hirt

1910 - 1992


Robert O'Brien

1922 - 1997


1934


Eddie Jordan

1948


Mike Thackwell

1961


Stéphane Ortelli

1970


Fabrizio de Simone

1971


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



Ernst von Delius
Ernst von Delius
Titch
GERMANY

Born
29 / 3 / 1912
Died
26 / 7 / 1937
Born in Plessa 1912. Raced Zoller 1934, ERA 1935, Auto Union junior driver 1936-37. He died as a result of his injuries sustained on lap 6 of the German Grand prix in 1937. Von Delius tried to pass Seaman's Mercedes W125 on the Antoniusbuche, but his car touched the hedge and hit the Mercedes at 250 km/h. The Mercedes crashed into a kilometer post and Seaman suffered several wounds in his face and broke his nose. Von Delius' car went through the left side hedge and over a field before ending up as a wreck on the main road outside the race track. Von Delius broke a leg and received several other injuries. Von Delius died a day later in hospital, due to thrombosis and complications.