DRIVERS: PADDY DRIVER

Name: Paddy Driver
Nationality: South Africa
Date of birth: May 19, 1934 - Johannesburg

A former motorcycle racer of distinction, Driver raced a Lotus 24-BRM V8 to seventh place in the non-Championship 1963 Rand Grand Prix Prix at Kyalami only to upend the car practicing for the South African Grand Prix at East London a fortnight later. He escaped unhurt, but the car was a definite non starter. He returned to two-wheel competition, finishing third in the 500cc motorcycle World Championship in 1965, before switching back to cars seriously in 1968. He drove one more Grand Prix at Kyalami six years later in a Team Gunston Lotus 72 but failed to finish.

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