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#1 Tim Murray

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Posted 01 August 2020 - 06:26

In this thread I was originally just going to mark the 40th anniversary of Patrick Depailler’s death after his accident testing at Hockenheim in 1980. Then it occurred to me that some other great names lost their lives on this day.

Jean Behra - so similar in character to Depailler - at Avus in 1959.

Ivor Bueb, also in 1959, after his crash at Clermont Ferrand six days previously.

Gerhard Mitter, while practising for the 1969 German GP.

And of course today is the anniversary of the accident which came so close to ending Niki Lauda’s life during the 1976 German GP.

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#2 Eric Dunsdon

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Posted 02 August 2020 - 07:15

It was also the day when in 1954 I learned that my  early hero Onofre Marimon had died at The Nürburgring on the previous day.



#3 Dave Ware

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Posted 02 August 2020 - 20:11

In this thread I was originally just going to mark the 40th anniversary of Patrick Depailler’s death after his accident testing at Hockenheim in 1980. Then it occurred to me that some other great names lost their lives on this day.

Jean Behra - so similar in character to Depailler - at Avus in 1959.

Ivor Bueb, also in 1959, after his crash at Clermont Ferrand six days previously.

Gerhard Mitter, while practising for the 1969 German GP.

And of course today is the anniversary of the accident which came so close to ending Niki Lauda’s life during the 1976 German GP.

 

A sobering thought.  Regrettable occurrences, though commonplace to those of us who have been around a while. 


Edited by Dave Ware, 04 August 2020 - 18:19.


#4 Michael Ferner

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Posted 03 August 2020 - 06:47

Also the date of the Verstappen fire in 1994, isn't it?



#5 pacificquay

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Posted 04 August 2020 - 09:10

Also the date of the Verstappen fire in 1994, isn't it?

no, that was 31st of July 



#6 RogerFrench

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Posted 04 August 2020 - 15:07

On a much more positive note, our granddaughter Rosie was born on Saturday. It was a good day!