Joseph Kelly died in Nelson, Ireland

Sunday 28th November 1993

Joseph Kelly died in Nelson, Ireland. A larger-than-life motor dealer from Dublin, Kelly became the first Irish Formula 1 driver when lining up for the 1950 British GP in Silverstone, the first ever race under F1 regulations. Kelly – using his own Alta GP car, the last built – participated in the 1950 and 1951 British rounds of the Formula One World Championship. He also owned and raced a Jaguar C-Type sports car which he raced as well as a Maserati and a Ferrari. His own full-time driving

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