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Chris Irwin

Chris Irwin, Mexican Grand Prix, Mexico City, 22 October 1967. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2010. Used with permission.

Chris Irwin, Mexican Grand Prix, Mexico City, 22 October 1967. Copyright LAT Photographic 2010. Used with permission.

Chris Irwin. Copyright Harry Stiller 2009, permission to use given to Gergely Gabris, 2009. Used with permission.

Chris Irwin. Copyright Harry Stiller 2009, permission to use given to Gergely Gabris, 2009. Used with permission.

Born:

27 Jun 1942
Wandsworth, London

Nationality:

Great Britain

Grands Prix:

10 (1966-1967)

F2 starts:

10 (1967-1968)

A massive crash in 1968 led to him suffering injuries from which he has never made a truly full recovery. Among the permanent consequences of the crash are scars and epilepsy. He turned his back on the sport and went off to new experiences and made the most of life - he enjoyed flying and lived on a yacht on the coast of Southern France. However in recent years, he has drifted back towards the sport and in 2008, he made a surprise, but very welcome, return to the tracks for the first time in 40 years, when he visited the Thruxton circuit for the track's 40th anniversary celebrations. Now re-married, he lives in the Midlands, where he still follows the sport, watching it on the TV.

Biography last updated 12 Jul 2017