DRIVERS: VIC WILSON

Name: Vic Wilson
Nationality: Great Britain
Date of birth: April 14, 1931 - Kingston-upon-Hull
Date of death: January 1, 2002

Born in England, Wilson spent his teenage years growing up in South Africa and gained his Formula 1 chance when Dick Gibson, who had injured himself crashing his own Cooper, suggested that Wilson repair the machine and try a race himself. Thus Vic Wilson competed in the 1960 Italian Grand Prix from which he retired. He later raced a Lotus 30 and Ferrari 275LM financed by his rich cousin Bernard White, but there were no more Grands Prix. He died in 2002.

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