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Born on this day (24th - May)

John Bolster

1910 - 1984


Hannu Olavi Mikkola

1942


1952


Guido Pardini

1953 - 2007


Lamberto Leoni

1953


Philip Verellen

1962 - 2002


Ivan Capelli

1963


Ricky Craven

1966



Died on this day (24th - May)

Claude Loraine Barrow

1873 - 1903


Albert Guyot

1881 - 1947


Herbert Müller

1940 - 1981


Dries van der Lof

1919 - 1990


Hitoshi Ogawa

1956 - 1992


Alfonso Garcia de Vinuesa

1958 - 1997



Christian Peruzzi
Christian Peruzzi
GERMANY

Born
25 / 5 / 1963
Died
25 / 5 / 2001

Christian was born in Mannheim, West Germany. He was CEO of Fiat Auto Ireland from 1997 to 1999 when he left to take up the post of chairman of FIAT Automobile AG in Germany.

He was remarkably popular with both in business and in his social life. A true gentleman who's company was much sought after.

Christian Peruzzi died doing what he loved best. Trying to qualify an Alfa Romeo Scuola Sportiva - Alfa Romeo 147 in the ADAC 24 h Rennen at the Nurburgring. He lost control on the north loop and rolled several times. Peruzzi suffered massive head injuries and though rescue workers were on hand almost imeadiately, Peruzzi died at the scene. It was his 38th birthday.