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Born on this day (27th - April)

Rudolf Schoeller

1902 - 1978


Count Carlo Felice Trossi

1908 - 1949


1913 - 1975


Russ Klar

1914 - 2005


Bob Bondurant

1933


Don Horvath

1935 - 1965


Helmut Marko

1943


Yves Courage

1948


Ari Vatanen

1952



Died on this day (27th - April)

1907 - 1949


Herbert Ernest Meyer

1892 - 1962


Gioacchino Colombo

1903 - 1987


Judy Ganley

1939 - 2007


Harry Firth

1918 - 2014



Marcel Albers
Marcel Albers
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NETHERLANDS

Born
29 / 4 / 1967
Died
20 / 4 / 1992
Marcel Albers was a very promising F3 driver, not related to Christian, who was tragically killed at Thruxton in 1992.

Marcel Albers was a very promising Dutch Formula 3 driver. He was being tipped to win the British F3 Championship in 1992 but he died when he crashed during the round at Thruxton. The 25 year-old was given emergency treatment but did not survive.

Earlier in the race he had spun off at Church and was coming back up though the field. He was right behind his team-mate Elton Julian as they approached the chicance but missjudged his braking and rode up over the back of Julian's car. The car flew up and an inverted in mid air, landing upside down in the tyrewall before then flipping into the catch fencing.

Three spectators including a small child, were treated for minor injuries and the race was abandoned, the win being awarded to Gil de Ferran.

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