Jonathan Palmer

Wednesday 7th November 1956

Born on this day, Jonathan Palmer, British entrepreneur and former racing driver. He practised as a Doctor at Cuckfield and Brighton hospitals before opting for a driving career after Formula Ford success in 1978–80. Progressing to Formula Three, he won the 1981 British Formula Three Championship, which was followed by the 1983 European Formula Two Championship. His rapid ascent through the ranks landed him a Williams Formula One test drive in 1982 and BRDC Gold Star the following year.

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