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


Died on this day (30th - April)

Roland Ratzenberger

1962 - 1994

Peter Bourne

1956 - 2003

John Bosch
John Bosch

1 / 4 / 1964
John Bosch drove internationally in carts winning the Dutch championship as well as the Hong Kong Grand Prix, before moving to England in 1982 where he won the Wilkes Formula Ford Championship in the Barron entered Van Diemen. He performed strongly in the European F3 championship in 1982 but his season ended prematurely after a serious crash at Diepholz. John returned to Formula 3 in 1984 only for the car to fail and crash again, sending him back into the hospital once more. His injuries prevented his return to single seaters so John went rallying and became a success in the Ducth and European championship with the Group B Audi Quattro. He quickly established a reputation as one of the best drivers in Europe and even won a worldcup round in Indonesia. By 1988, John had moved to a Prodrive built BMW M3 with which he would became one of the main players on the European scene In the late nineties, John returned to the racing tracks, winning the European Ferrari 360 Challenge in 2002. In 2003 he joined Jan Lammers in the Racing for Holland Dome S101 resulting in winning the FIA Sportscar world title and finishing 6th in the Le Mans 24 Hours and winning the Monza 500 kilometer race. With the Barron Connor Ferrari 575 John scored podium finishes at Sebring and Monza in 2004 and claimed 2nd in the Le Mans Endurance Series. Apart from sportscar racing, John continues to compete in a variety of classic Ferrari's up to as modern as the recent Michael Schumacher cars