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Piers Courage

Piers Courage. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2010. Used with permission.

Piers Courage. Copyright LAT Photographic 2010. Used with permission.

Born:

27 May 1942
Colchester, Essex

Died:

21 Jun 1970
Zandvoort Circuit, the Netherlands

Nationality:

Great Britain

Grands Prix:

28 (1966-1970)

F2 starts:

21 (1967-1970)

Heir of the brewery firm, Piers was killed in a crash at the Dutch GP. Fast, but crash-prone, Piers self-financed his racing career despite the family money. Highly rated, he did very well in Formula 3 and Formula 2. Started his career in 1962 but it wasn't until 1965 that his career took off in Formula 3. His Grand Prix racing highlight was a quite astonishing 2nd at the Monaco Grand Prix of 1969.

Biography last updated 9 Sep 2014