Born on this day, Paddy Driver, Grand Prix motorcycle road racer and a racing driver from South Africa


Sunday 13th May 1934

Born on this day, Paddy Driver, Grand Prix motorcycle road racer and a racing driver from South Africa. He competed on the Grand Prix motorcycle racing circuit from 1959 to 1965. His best result was in 1965 when he rode a Matchless to a third-place finish in the 500cc world championship behind Mike Hailwood and Giacomo Agostini.

He participated in two World Championship Formula One Grands Prix, scoring no championship points. Driver was a regular competitor in the South African Formula One championship for many years, starting with the 1963 Rand Grand Prix, but only graduated full-time in 1969, driving a Formula 5000 Lola for Doug Serrurier. From 1971 he entered his own McLaren under the guise of Team Personality, finishing third in the series final classification.[2] In 1974 he was hired by Team Gunston, racing a Formula One Lotus 72, and repeating his third place.


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