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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 586,216 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Chris Amon is the 81st most popular racing driver (down from 67th in 2019), the 16th most popular biography from New Zealand (down from 11th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular New Zealander Racing Driver.

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Among racing drivers, Chris Amon ranks 81 out of 888Before him are Vittorio Brambilla, Carlos Pace, Michèle Mouton, Roger Williamson, José Froilán González, and Arturo Merzario. After him are Jean Behra, Maurice Trintignant, Walter Röhrl, Jochen Mass, Sébastien Loeb, and Jacques Villeneuve.

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Among people born in 1943, Chris Amon ranks 139Before him are Jef Raskin, Soad Hosny, Leonardo Sandri, Köbi Kuhn, Arturo Merzario, and Paul Wolfowitz. After him are Paul Michael Glaser, Barış Manço, Peter Sauber, Jan de Bont, Beba Lončar, and Hervé Villechaize. Among people deceased in 2016, Chris Amon ranks 98Before him are Kenny Baker, Thomas Luckmann, Claude Gensac, Henry Heimlich, Gordie Howe, and Garry Marshall. After him are Mohamed Abdelaziz, Bata Živojinović, Erich Rudorffer, André Courrèges, Andrew Grove, and Guy Hamilton.

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In New Zealand

Among people born in New Zealand, Chris Amon ranks 16 out of 248Before him are Wallace Fard Muhammad (1893), Jane Campion (1954), Martin Campbell (1943), John Money (1921), Kiri Te Kanawa (1944), and Alan MacDiarmid (1927). After him are Lucy Lawless (1968), Bruce Spence (1945), Rosé (1997), Karl Urban (1972), Nancy Wake (1912), and Alan Dale (1947).

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 Graham McRae (1940), Howden Ganley (1941), John Nicholson (1941), Brendon Hartley (1989), Mike Thackwell (1961), Tony Shelly (1937), and Mitch Evans (1994).