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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



David Prophet
David Prophet
© 'Who is Who' by Steve Small, 2000
UNITED KINGDOM

Born
9 / 10 / 1937
Died
29 / 3 / 1981
David Prophet, a Midlands motor trader, raced enthusiastically in some serious machinery for more than a decade. He was killed in 1981 his helicopter crashed just after take-off from the Silverstone circuit.

Never a driver likely to make an impression above national level, Prophet, a Midlands motor trader, raced enthusiastically in some serious machinery for more than a decade.

While competing in Formula Junior, he took his Brabham to South Africa late in the 1963 season and raced in the national Grand Prix, also taking sixth place on aggregate in the Rand GP and finishing second in the Libre Rhodesian GP.

David raced in European F2 from 1964 to 1967 with little success, but found more joy in sports cars, particularly with the Lotus 30. In 1968-69, he raced his Ford GT40 and then a Lola T70, before becoming a regular competitor in Formula 5000 in 1970 with a McLaren 10B which he then took to the non-championship 1971 Argentine GP to claim a lucrative fourth place on aggregate after more fancied runners had fallen by the wayside.

He was killed in 1981 when the helicopter in which he was leaving the Silverstone circuit crashed just after take-off.

© 'Who is Who' by Steve Small, 2000




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