24. März – Manchmal frage ich mich, ob es einfach so ist, dass sich hier die absoluten Insider treffen, oder ob meine Quiz-Fragen zu einfach sind. Also versuchen wir jetzt einmal was ohne Startnummern, ohne offensichtliche Hinweise auf Mann und Maschine. Das Jahr dieser Paarung wäre noch ganz nett, nach der Rennstrecke frage ich mal nicht. Ein mickriger weisser Streifen wäre da als einziger Hinweis ein bissl hoch gesteckt…
Sorry, heute müsst ihr mal wieder eure Englisch-Kenntnisse bemühen. Keine Zeit für die deutsche Version 😦
Eugene Martin was an accomplished engineer and race winner in BMW specials to a factory Talbot-LagoLago T26C-DA in 1950, driving in the first ever Formula 1 World Championship round, the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. Later in the season he also lined up for the British team in the Swiss GP, unfortunately crashing heavily. It was his final showing in the World Championship. He went on to compete in a number of non-championship Formula 1 races, mostly driving Roger Meunier’s Jicey. After another severe crash in a Gordini in the Pau GP, he decided to retire and worked as a technical director for Salmson. Thereafter Eugene Martin retired to La Rochelle, where he passed away a couple of years ago at the age 91.
Born: 24 Mar 1915 in Suresnes, Hauts-de-Seine
Died: 12 Oct 2006 in Aytre, Charente-Maritime, aged 91.
Brian Naylor began his racing career in earnest in 1954, aged 31. After competing in Formula 2 with Cooper and had his Formula debut with a JBW-Maserati in the 1960 International Trophy, but failed to qualify for the Monaco Grand Prix. His World Championship debut had to wait until the British GP in July, becoming an F1 regular from then on. By mid-season 1961 Naylor decided to switch from Maserati to Coventry Climax power, finishing 9th in the Gold Cup, his best result in a Formula 1 race. At the end of the year he retired from the sport to run a car sales business. He enjoyed considerable success and eventually retired to southern Spain where he ran a café in Marbella to keep himself busy. Brian Naylor died in 1989 after an accident.
Born: 24th of March 1923 in Salford, UK;
Died: 8th of August 1989 in Marbella, Spain, aged 66.
Gary Paffett progressed from multiple British karting titles through 4 titles in four years in junior formulae, winning the prestigious McLaren Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year award in 1999, the British Formula 3 Scholarship Class in 2000 and, finally, the German Formula 3 championship in 2002. Somehow he ended up in the German DTM series, taking the 2005 title. Gary spent 2006 concentrating on his role as an F1 test driver for McLaren Mercedes but 2007 saw him back in the DTM, whilst continuing to test for McLaren.
Boris „Bob“ Said began racing in 1952 in the USA but turned his attention to Europe where he raced with Masten Gregory. He raced in the American Grand Prix in 1959 at Sebring, driving Paul Emery’s ancient Connaught. Bob had to give up racing as he lost his entire fortune in 1962. Not only did Boris Said rebuild his wealth, he through property speculation and real estate, he also took up winter sports as a member of the USA’s bobsleigh team, participating in the Winter Olympics in 1968 and 1972. Thereafter he became involved with the film industry and turned into an Emmy award winning producer. He got so involved in the industry that he died on the night of the Oscar award ceremony, victim of a heart attack while watching the event on TV.
Born: 5th of May 1932 in Greenwich, USA;
Died: 24th of March 2002, Kirkland, USA, aged 69.