Wednesday 3rd December 1924
Born on this day, Mieres Roberto, racing driver from Mar del Plata, Argentina. Mieres was an outstanding sportsman, excelling in tennis, rugby, rowing and yachting. He participated in 17 Grands Prix and almost won the 1955 Monaco GP. In that race, his Maserati 250F was no match for the dominant Mercedes-Benz cars, but one by one the German cars dropped out and saw the Argentine driver on his way to what would have been his sole victory in F1. But near the end of the race, his car’s gear lever broke, keeping him from a victory. He competed for Argentina in 1960 Olympic Games sailing in the Star Class.