Chris Amon

1943 - 2016

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Christopher Arthur Amon (; 20 July 1943 – 3 August 2016) was a New Zealand motor racing driver. He was active in Formula One racing in the 1960s and 1970s, and is widely regarded as one of the best F1 drivers never to win a championship Grand Prix. His reputation for bad luck was such that fellow driver Mario Andretti once joked that "if he became an undertaker, people would stop dying". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Chris Amon has received more than 643,100 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Chris Amon is the 62nd most popular racing driver (up from 81st in 2019), the 12th most popular biography from New Zealand (up from 16th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular New Zealander Racing Driver.

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Among racing drivers, Chris Amon ranks 62 out of 1,080Before him are Wolfgang von Trips, Rudolf Caracciola, Lella Lombardi, Damon Hill, Hannu Mikkola, and Alan Jones. After him are Gerhard Berger, Kimi Räikkönen, Louis Chiron, Riccardo Patrese, Maria Teresa de Filippis, and Maurice Trintignant.

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Among people born in 1943, Chris Amon ranks 112Before him are Eric Idle, Otoya Yamaguchi, Vint Cerf, Holland Taylor, Abdul-Aziz ibn Abdullah Al ash-Sheikh, and Chevy Chase. After him are Lyudmila Ulitskaya, Richard Smalley, Leonardo Sandri, Michael Palin, Conchata Ferrell, and René Préval. Among people deceased in 2016, Chris Amon ranks 85Before him are Toots Thielemans, Corry Brokken, Ashraf Pahlavi, Claude Gensac, Takahito, Prince Mikasa, and Michal Kováč. After him are Edgar Mitchell, Bata Živojinović, Kenny Baker, Meir Dagan, Yasuo Takamori, and David Hamilton.

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In New Zealand

Among people born in New Zealand, Chris Amon ranks 12 out of 303Before him are Peter Jackson (1961), Katherine Mansfield (1888), Denny Hulme (1936), Alan MacDiarmid (1927), Thomas Williams (1930), and Helen Clark (1950). After him are Burt Munro (1899), Martin Campbell (1943), Kiri Te Kanawa (1944), Lucy Lawless (1968), John Money (1921), and Jane Campion (1954).

Among RACING DRIVERS In New Zealand

Among racing drivers born in New Zealand, Chris Amon ranks 3Before him are Bruce McLaren (1937), and Denny Hulme (1936). After him are Howden Ganley (1941), John Nicholson (1941), Graham McRae (1940), Mike Thackwell (1961), Liam Lawson (2002), Brendon Hartley (1989), Tony Shelly (1937), Hayden Paddon (1987), and Mitch Evans (1994).