Duncan Hamilton (racing driver), Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Duncan Hamilton (racing driver)

British racecar driver

Date of Birth: 30-Apr-1920

Place of Birth: Cork, Munster, Ireland

Date of Death: 13-May-1994

Profession: racing automobile driver, Formula One driver

Nationality: United Kingdom

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About Duncan Hamilton (racing driver)

  • James Duncan Hamilton (30 April 1920 in Cork, County Cork, Ireland – 13 May 1994 in Sherborne, Dorset, England).
  • His colourful and extrovert personality often overshadowed his genuine talent.
  • After fighting in, and surviving the Second World War, he vowed to live life to the full and took up motor sport.
  • Although adept in single-seaters, sportscars was where he enjoyed most success, winning the 1953 24 Heures du Mans, two Coupe de Paris events, and the 12 heures internationals Reims race in 1956.
  • He retired in 1958 and ran a garage in Bagshot, Surrey for many years.
  • He died from lung cancer in 1994.

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