Reg Parnell

Sunday 2nd July 1911

Born on this day, Reg Parnell, racing driver and team manager from England who participated in seven Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, achieving one podium, and scoring a total of nine championship points. He had a considerable influence on post-war British motorsport until his premature death in 1964. Before the war he brought up racing cars. Once the hostilities had ceased he sold them to form the basis of post-war racing entries. He later raced a whole host of cars before turning to management and taking Aston Martin into Formula 1. Parnell went on to run the Yeoman Credit Racing team with the help of his son Tim who later raced in Formula 1 himself

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