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Belgian
1 October 1928
9 August 1969 (40)
Frank Gardner (1 October 1930)
Jean-Pierre Jabouille (1 October 1942)
Jean-Denis Délétraz (1 October 1963)

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3rd (1960 Italian Grand Prix)
3rd
4
12
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7 (0.6 points per race avg)
9 (75%)
1960 Belgian Grand Prix
1963 German Grand Prix

about Willy Mairesse

Willy Mairesse (1 October 1928 – 9 September 1969) was a Formula One and sports-car driver from Belgium. He participated in 13 World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on 19 June 1960. He achieved one podium and scored a total of seven championship points. He committed suicide in a hotel room in Ostend after injury at the 1968 24 Hours of Le Mans forced an end to his career.

Peter Revson once described the intensity of Mairesse before a race at Spa, Belgium. Revson looked into his car and saw Mairesse's "furrowed" face, beetled brows, and eyes which were almost tilted and their colour changed. "It was almost like looking at the devil."


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1960, 1961, 1962, 1963,

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