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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: 13 Sep 1932, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
Died: 18 Jan 2016, Godalming, Surrey
GB
Born: 15 Dec 1927, Dayton, Ohio
Died: 29 Jul 1951, Winchester, Indiana
USA
Born: 02 Sep 1919, Kensington, London
Died: 29 Aug 2002, Tenterden, Kent
GB
Born: 17 Nov 1945, Belfast, Northern Ireland
 
GB
Born: 09 Feb 1937, Pretoria
Died: 02 Jun 2009, Caledon, Hemel-en-Aarde
ZA
Born: 08 Feb 1920, Haddonfield, New Jersey
Died: 31 Aug 2006, Haddonfield, New Jersey
USA
Born: 05 Jun 1928, Bioglio, Vercelli
Died: 06 Feb 1999, Monza
I
Born: 04 Jul 1973, Roskilde
 
DK
Born: 05 Oct 1992, Roskilde
 
DK
Born: 10 Aug 1910, Warmeriville, Marne
Died: 24 Apr 1954, Montlhery Circuit, nr. Paris
F
Born: 01 Oct 1928, Momignies
Died: 02 Sep 1969, Ostend
B
Born: 09 Mar 1985, Maracay
 
YV
Born: 08 Aug 1953, Baughton, Upton upon Severn, Worcestershire
 
GB
Born: 22 May 1929, Cusano Milanino, nr. Milan
Died: 23 Feb 2001, Milan
I
Born: 18 Sep 1918, Hebron, Indiana
Died: 25 Oct 1972, nr. Ojai, California
USA
Born: 12 Apr 1917, Marseille
Died: 19 Jan 2015, Cassis, Bouches-du-Rhone
F
Born: 23 Dec 1923, Zarate, nr. Buenos Aires
Died: 31 Jul 1954, Nurburgring, Germany
RA
Born: 27 Apr 1943, Graz
 
A
Born: 19 Jan 1976, Curitiba
 
BR
Born: 14 Aug 1922, Durham
Died: 04 May 2021, Gimingham, Norwich, Norfolk
GB
Born: 20 Jul 1931, Stourbridge, Worcestershire
Died: 07 May 2009, Portsmouth, Hampshire
GB
Born: 17 Apr 1902, Kansas City, Missouri
Died: 20 Dec 1974, Volusia, Florida
USA
Born: 24 Mar 1915, Suresnes, Hauts-de-Seine
Died: 12 Oct 2006, Aytre, Charente-Maritime
F
Born: 23 Apr 1961, Lugo, Ravenna
 
I
Born: 30 Sep 1946, Dorfen, nr. Munich
 
D
Born: 25 Apr 1981, Botucatu, Sao Paulo
 
BR
Born: 25 Oct 1910, Denver, Colorado
Died: 23 Jan 2003, Golden, Colorado
USA
Born: 18 Aug 1934, Stuttgart, Germany
 
CH
Born: 22 Feb 1938, Dalton, Pennsylvania
Died: 28 Feb 1964, Longford Circuit, Tasmania, Australia
USA
Born: 05 Mar 1920, Princeton, Indiana
Died: 10 May 1970, Tarpon Springs, Florida
USA
Born: 02 Mar 1999, Moscow
 
RUS
Born: 24 Feb 1943, Paris
 
F
Born: 08 May 1975, La Plata
 
RA
Born: 21 Sep 1920, Cobham, Surrey
 
GB
Born: 03 Mar 1961, Stepney, London
 
GB
Born: 19 Feb 1919, Reading, Pennsylvania
Died: 04 Feb 2001, Port Orange, Florida
USA
Born: 29 Jan 1915, Delavan, Illinois
Died: 08 Jun 1952, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
USA
Born: 08 Oct 1919, Los Angeles, California
Died: 06 Nov 1955, Phoenix, Arizona
USA
Born: 13 Dec 1945, Melbourne, Victoria
Died: 29 Aug 1977, Dartford, Kent, England
AUS
Born: 30 Aug 1937, Auckland
Died: 02 Jun 1970, Goodwood Circuit, Sussex, England
NZ
Born: 29 Dec 1969, Dumfries
 
GB
Born: 05 Mar 1940, Wellington
Died: 04 Aug 2021, Auckland
NZ
Born: 04 Jul 1927, Grammer, Indiana
Died: 01 Feb 2009, Gainesville, Georgia
USA
Born: 10 Aug 1914, Buenos Aires
Died: 27 Apr 1973, Buenos Aires
RA
Born: 22 Mar 1991, Castellon
 
E
Born: 10 Jan 1918, Taucha bei Leipzig
Died: 11 Feb 1995, Killarney Vale, New South Wales, Australia
D
Born: 11 Mar 1943, Civenna, Como
 
I
Born: 03 Dec 1924, Mar del Plata
Died: 26 Jan 2012, Punta del Este, Uruguay
RA
Born: 04 Dec 1944, Le Mans
Died: 29 Jan 2012, Parigne-l'Eveque
F
Born: 14 Jun 1943, Paddington, London
Died: 08 Apr 2018, Norwich, Norfolk
GB
Born: 09 Dec 1928, Bressoux, Liege
 
B
Born: 28 Apr 1907, Pontiac, Michigan
Died: 18 Aug 1967, Standish, Michigan
USA
Born: 19 Jul 1902, Detroit, Michigan
Died: 15 May 1953, Indianapolis, Indiana
USA
Born: 30 Aug 1935, Schonlinde (Now Krasna Lipa, Czech Republic)
Died: 01 Aug 1969, Nurburgring Circuit
D
Born: 12 May 1963, Modena
 
I
Born: 05 Jan 1978, Feurs
 
F
Born: 24 Jul 1976, Massarelos, Oporto
 
P
Born: 30 May 1964, Sassuolo
 
I
Born: 23 Jun 1915, Mayfair, London
Died: 03 Apr 2007, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire
GB
Born: 20 Sep 1975, Bogota
 
CO
Born: 03 Feb 1922, Leon, Kansas
Died: 30 Dec 1999, Julian, California
USA
Born: 13 Jan 1968, Pesaro, nr. Rimini
 
I
Born: 11 Feb 1959, Rio de Janeiro
 
BR
Born: 07 Aug 1944, Cranmore, nr. Shepton Mallet, Somerset
Died: 06 Nov 2018, Leatherhead, Surrey
GB
Born: 24 Apr 1941, Zurich
Died: 26 May 1974, Locarno
CH
Born: 04 Sep 1933, Luton, Bedfordshire
Died: 13 Jan 2010, Woodsford, Dorchester, Dorset
GB
Born: 17 Sep 1929, Bayswater, London
Died: 12 Apr 2020, Mayfair, London
GB
Born: 15 Feb 1919, Big Spring, Arkansas
Died: 28 Nov 1992, Los Angeles, California
USA
Born: 02 Apr 1928, Turin
Died: 22 Nov 2009, Pecetto di Valenza
I
Born: 08 Jun 1918, Atlanta, Georgia
Died: 14 May 2009, Atlanta, Georgia
USA
Born: 28 Dec 1909, Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: 05 Apr 1973, Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain
GB
Born: 28 Jul 1924, Rome
Died: 06 Jul 1958, Reims Circuit, France
I

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