Fritz d'Orey

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25 Mar 1938
Sao Paulo



Grands Prix:

3 (1959)

Still alive, having recovered from serious injuries sustained in a 1961 crash. Now lives in Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, keeping up his links with motorsport through historic meetings or the occasional TV work. Worked in his father's construction and garage businesses until D'Orey Sr's death and now works part-time with computers. D'Orey was of direct Portuguese and German ancestry who grew up with a garage full of Packard cars from America as his father was the main importer in Brazil at the time for the make. This fired his interest in the sport and as well as single-seaters, Fritz also raced in hillclimbs, sportscars and Formula Junior before his career ended with that crash in 1961.

Biography last updated 14 Nov 2015