Willy Mairesse, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Willy Mairesse

racecar driver

Date of Birth: 01-Oct-1928

Place of Birth: Momignies, Wallonia, Belgium

Date of Death: 02-Sep-1969

Profession: racing automobile driver, Formula One driver

Nationality: Belgium

Zodiac Sign: Libra

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About Willy Mairesse

  • Willy Mairesse (1 October 1928 – 2 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 a crash 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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