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Where are they now? - The World Championship drivers

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World Championship - Any driver who competed in an official qualification or race attempt in a race counting for the World Championship from 1950-present. This includes the Indianapolis 500 from 1950-1960 as it was part of the Championship at the time.

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Name
Born
Died
Nat
Born: 25 Jan 1971, Montebelluna, Treviso
 
I
Born: 25 Dec 1934, Milan
Died: 27 Nov 1995, Milan
I
Born: 09 Oct 1961, Woolwich, London
 
GB
Born: 31 Jan 1954, Reggio-Emilia
 
I
Born: 30 Mar 1922, Fresno, California
Died: 19 May 2000, Sonora, California
USA
Born: 26 Aug 1925, Phoenix, Arizona
Died: 27 Feb 1954, Phoenix, Arizona
USA
Born: 01 Jan 1909, Saint Frion
Died: 11 Aug 1984, Maisons-Alfort, Val-de-Marne, Paris
F
Born: 21 Dec 1935, Barce, Cyrenaica (now Al Marj), Libya
Died: 10 May 1967, Monte Carlo
I
Born: 14 Jun 1913, Croydon, Surrey, England
Died: 18 Dec 1994, Indianapolis, Indiana
USA
Born: 02 Apr 1963, Monza
 
I
Born: 22 Jul 1929, Little Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Died: 04 Feb 2015, Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
GB
Born: 16 Nov 1936, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
USA
Born: 20 Apr 1961, Milan
 
I
Born: 23 May 1972, Sao Paulo
 
BR
Born: 08 Mar 1968, Plettenberg
 
D
Born: 26 Jan 1917, Herold-Erzgebirge
Died: 20 May 1965, Ludwigsburg, nr. Stuttgart
D
Born: 07 Oct 1916, Chickasha, Oklahoma
Died: 17 Apr 2002, Kingston, Oklahoma
USA
Born: 22 May 1915, New Brunswick, New Jersey
Died: 11 Oct 1993, Somerset, New Jersey
USA
Born: 20 Jan 1934, Milan
 
I
Born: 17 Jul 1912, Stuttgart
Died: 03 Jun 1958, Cologne
D
Born: 01 Jan 1981, Debrecen
 
H
Born: 28 Feb 1914, Marseille
Died: 25 May 1995, La Ciotat
F
Born: 26 Jul 1928, Farnborough, Hampshire
Died: 09 Jul 1955, Rathnew, County Wicklow, Republic of Ireland
GB
Born: 21 Dec 1921, Hagen
Died: 03 May 2011, Hagen
D
Born: 16 Feb 1921, Nice
Died: 01 Aug 1959, AVUS, Berlin, Germany
F
Born: 31 Oct 1941, Pinner, Middlesex
 
GB
Born: 20 Nov 1957, Giessen
Died: 01 Sep 1985, Spa-Francorchamps Circuit, Belgium
D
Born: 23 Apr 1963, Boulogne-Billancourt, nr. Paris
 
F
Born: 27 Aug 1942, Copenhagen
Died: 12 Jan 2020, Rushden, Northamptonshire, England
DK
Born: 26 Apr 1937, Paris
Died: 05 Jan 2015, Dakar, Senegal
F
Born: 23 Nov 1969, Monte Carlo
 
MC
Born: 01 Aug 1961, Vancouver, British Colombia
 
CDN
Born: 14 Sep 1918, Molenbeek, Saint-Jean, Brussels
Died: 23 Aug 1967, Nurburgring, Germany
B
Born: 27 Aug 1959, Worgl, nr. Innsbruck
 
A
Born: 24 Aug 1964, Martigues
 
F
Born: 19 Oct 1978, Curitiba
 
BR
Born: 19 Sep 1964, Noale, nr. Venice
 
I
Born: 12 Sep 1916, Tinley Park, Illinois
Died: 12 May 1961, Indianapolis, Indiana
USA
Born: 13 Apr 1940, Cairo, Egypt
Died: 29 Dec 1988, Los Angeles, California, USA
GB
Born: 03 Aug 1989, Nice
Died: 17 Jul 2015, Nice
F
Born: 10 Nov 1934, Milan, Italy
Died: 30 Mar 1969, Le Mans Circuit, France
B
Born: 22 Jul 1916, Milan, Italy
Died: 08 May 1984, Rio de Janeiro
BR
Born: 12 Jun 1948, Zell am Ziller, nr Innsbruck
 
A
Born: 18 Oct 1898, Budduso, Sardinia
Died: 24 Feb 1955, Florence
I
Born: 15 Jul 1914, Bangkok
Died: 23 Dec 1985, Hammersmith, London, England
T
Born: 07 Jan 1924, Buenos Aires
Died: 09 Mar 1966, Buenos Aires
RA
Born: 10 Nov 1926, Mesa, Arizona
Died: 04 Jul 1958, Lakewood Speedway, Atlanta, Georgia
USA
Born: 13 Jun 1929, Burlington, Vermont
Died: 31 Jan 1960, Buenos Aires, Argentina
USA
Born: 02 Oct 1949, Amsterdam
 
NL
Born: 30 Nov 1935, Krugersdorp, Transvaal
Died: 19 Mar 1995, Hekpoort, nr. Krugersdorp
ZA
Born: 08 Apr 1966, Barnet, Greater London
 
GB
Born: 04 Dec 1957, Curitiba
 
BR
Born: 29 Dec 1916, Bronxville, New York
Died: 05 Jul 1964, Williams Grove Motor Speedway, Pennsylvania
USA
Born: 27 Apr 1933, Evanston, Illinois
Died: 12 Nov 2021, Paradise Valley, Arizona
USA
Born: 09 Jun 1903, Manerbio, nr. Brescia
Died: 21 Nov 1953, Silao, Mexico
I
Born: 31 Jan 1930, Djurgarden, Stockholm
Died: 11 Jun 1972, Le Mans Circuit, France
S
Born: 30 Sep 1919, Buenos Aires
Died: 10 Jan 1992, Buenos Aires
RA
Born: 28 Jan 1934, Balcarce
Died: 24 Nov 1990, Buenos Aires
RA
Born: 25 Nov 1946, Borgholm
 
S
Born: 16 Jan 1930, Pretoria
Died: 01 Oct 2006, Pretoria
ZA
Born: 28 Aug 1989, Nastola
 
SF
Born: 27 Dec 1969, Saint-Brieuc, Cotes d'Armor
 
F
Born: 28 Feb 1979, Le Mans
 
F
Born: 13 Jul 1957, Brussels
 
B
Born: 12 Aug 1915, Lovelaceville, Kentucky
Died: 18 Feb 1984, Long Beach, California
USA
Born: 19 Aug 1926, Fresno, California
Died: 26 Oct 2003, Fresno, California
USA
Born: 05 Sep 1965, Wimbledon, London, England
 
AUS
Born: 29 Mar 1961, Wimbledon, London, England
 
AUS
Born: 02 Apr 1926, Hurstville, nr. Sydney
Died: 19 May 2014, Robina, Queensland
AUS
Born: 26 Dec 1935, Toronto, Ontario
 
CDN
Born: 31 Jan 1934, Monza
Died: 03 Aug 2020, Monza
I
Born: 11 Nov 1937, Monza
Died: 26 May 2001, Camparada, Brianza
I
Born: 15 Sep 1916, Sion
Died: 10 May 1985, Sierre
CH
Born: 18 Jan 1950, Turin
 
I
Born: 18 Jul 1920, East Ham, London
Died: 08 Aug 1982, Gosport, Hampshire
GB
Born: 02 Jun 1920, Rantoul, Illinois
Died: 12 Nov 1966, Ascot, Gardena, California
USA
Born: 24 Jun 1934, Woolmer Green, Hertfordshire
Died: 30 Jul 1991, Logie Coldstone, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
GB
Born: 28 Mar 1952, Erith, Kent
Died: 29 Nov 1975, Arkley, nr. Barnet, Hertfordshire
GB
Born: 02 Dec 1937, Lambeth, South London
Died: 19 Jun 1960, Spa-Francorchamps Circuit, Belgium
GB
Born: 15 May 1926, Germany
Died: 04 Nov 1980, Ottawa, Ontario
CDN
Born: 25 Feb 1932, Dukinfield, Cheshire
Died: 03 May 2022, Ottershaw, Surrey
GB
Born: 20 Nov 1919, Malton, Yorkshire
Died: 20 Jan 2004, Guildford, Surrey
GB
Born: 30 Dec 1911, Springfield, New York
Died: 29 Jul 1951, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
USA
Born: 24 Nov 1949, Sydney, New South Wales
 
AUS
Born: 15 Oct 1899, Gross Kottulin, Breslau (now Wroclaw, Poland)
Died: 05 Nov 1986, Bremen
D
Born: 01 Jun 1959, King's Lynn, Norfolk
 
GB
Born: 30 May 1981, Rome
 
I
Born: 28 Jan 1926, Phoenix, Arizona
Died: 19 Jun 1960, Langhorne, Pennsylvania
USA
Born: 04 Sep 1920, Zenon Pereyra, Santa Fe
Died: 12 Jan 2011, Buenos Aires
RA
Born: 05 Apr 1936, Alhambra, California
Died: 23 Apr 1992, San Luis Obispo, California
USA
Born: 06 Jun 1923, East Ham, London
Died: 01 Aug 1959, Clermont-Ferrand, France
GB
Born: 31 Oct 1988, Aigle
 
CH
Born: 16 Jan 1937, Sao Paulo
Died: 08 Feb 2011, Atibaia
BR
Born: 06 Jul 1930, St. Pancras, London
Died: 19 May 2012, Harrow, Middlesex
GB
Born: 05 Mar 1975, Sao Paulo
 
BR
Born: 04 Oct 1927, Pistoia
Died: 24 Aug 1999, Vicenza
I
Born: 19 Jan 1980, Frome, Somerset
 
GB
Born: 06 May 1958, Drogheda, Co. Louth
 
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