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 443,706 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Chris Amon is the 67th most popular racing driver (up from 107th in 2019), the 11th 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 67 out of 888Before him are Ari Vatanen, Rudolf Caracciola, Michèle Mouton, Lucien Bianchi, Jo Siffert, and Lewis Hamilton. After him are Rubens Barrichello, Maurice Trintignant, Luigi Fagioli, Walter Röhrl, Ernesto Brambilla, and Jean Alesi.

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Among people born in 1943, Chris Amon ranks 112Before him are Fouad Siniora, René Préval, Lyudmila Ulitskaya, Ken Norton, Johann Deisenhofer, and Jack Bruce. After him are John Nettles, J. Michael Kosterlitz, Edie Sedgwick, Barış Manço, Jacques Dutronc, and Tobe Hooper. Among people deceased in 2016, Chris Amon ranks 95Before him are Lloyd Shapley, Queen Anne of Romania, Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani, Guy Hamilton, Corry Brokken, and Anisa Makhlouf. After him are Thorbjörn Fälldin, Michu Meszaros, Mohamed Abdelaziz, Ernst Nolte, Richard Adams, and Maurice White.

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In New Zealand

Among people born in New Zealand, Chris Amon ranks 11 out of 206Before him are Maurice Wilkins (1916), Peter Jackson (1961), Katherine Mansfield (1888), Denny Hulme (1936), Alan MacDiarmid (1927), and Kiri Te Kanawa (1944). After him are Burt Munro (1899), Lucy Lawless (1968), Alan Dale (1947), Martin Campbell (1943), Bruce Spence (1945), and John Money (1921).

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), Brendon Hartley (1989), Mike Thackwell (1961), Tony Shelly (1937), and Mitch Evans (1994).