Michael Parkes

Mike Parkes, Le Mans Test Day, 1965. Copyright Ferret Fotographic 2009. Used with permission.

Mike Parkes, Le Mans Test Day, 1965. Copyright Ferret Fotographic 2009. Used with permission.

Born:

24 Sep 1931
Richmond, Surrey

Died:

28 Aug 1977
Riva Presso Chieri, nr. Turin, Italy

Nationality:

Great Britain

Grands Prix:

6 (1959-1967)

Became involved with management with Ferrari, whilst continuing to race from time to time, before his sad death in a road accident near Turin where his car collided with a lorry.