Wednesday 18th December 1991
Racer George Abecassis died in Ibstone, UK, at the age of 78. Abecassis had been racing an Alta voiturette with some success since 1935 when World War II broke out. He resumed racing after the conflicts ended and is recorded as being the man who won the last race held in England before the war and the first to be held immediately after it. His only appearances in Formula 1 happened at the 1951 and 1952 Swiss Grand Prix at Bremgarten at the wheel of an HMW after having won his class at the 24 hours of Le Mans race the previous year, partnering Lance Macklin at the wheel of an Aston Martin.