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South African
13 May 1934 (86)
Theo Helfrich (13 May 1913)
Archie Scott Brown (13 May 1927)

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26th (1974 South African Grand Prix)
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1963 South African Grand Prix
1974 South African Grand Prix

about Paddy Driver

Paddy Driver (born in Johannesburg, 13 May 1934) is a former Grand Prix motorcycle road racer and a racing driver from South Africa.

He competed on the Grand Prix motorcycle racing circuit from 1959 to 1965. His best result was in 1965 when he rode a Matchless to a third-place finish in the 500cc world championship behind Mike Hailwood and Giacomo Agostini.

He participated in two World Championship Formula One Grands Prix, scoring no championship points. Driver was a regular competitor in the South African Formula One championship for many years, starting with the 1963 Rand Grand Prix, but only graduated full-time in 1969, driving a Formula 5000 Lola for Doug Serrurier. From 1971 he entered his own McLaren under the guise of Team Personality, finishing third in the series final classification. In 1974 he was hired by Team Gunston, racing a Formula One Lotus 72, and repeating his third place.


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seasons

1963, 1974,

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teams & teammates

season teammate
1963 Jo Siffert
Innes Ireland
John Campbell-Jones
Jim Hall
Phil Hill
Masten Gregory
Günther Seiffert
Hap Sharp
Rodger Ward
Chris Amon
Lotus-BRM compare 1963
1974 Jacky Ickx
Ronnie Peterson
Ian Scheckter
Tim Schenken
Team Lotus compare 1974

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