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Hap Sharp

1928 - 1993

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James "Hap" Sharp (January 1, 1928 – May 7, 1993) was an American race car driver who drove in six Formula One Grands Prix. He was most famous however, for being a co-owner and driver of the revolutionary Chaparral sports racing cars built by Jim Hall and Sharp in Midland, Texas. In 1962 Jim Hall and Hap Sharp formed Chaparral Cars, Inc. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hap Sharp has received more than 46,108 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Hap Sharp is the 653rd most popular racing driver (down from 601st in 2019), the 10,821st most popular biography from United States (down from 9,673rd in 2019) and the 52nd most popular American Racing Driver.

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Among racing drivers, Hap Sharp ranks 653 out of 888Before him are Duncan Hamilton, Henry Banks, Chris Lawrence, Narain Karthikeyan, Jimmy Bryan, and Fabio Quartararo. After him are Jari-Matti Latvala, Domenico Schiattarella, Troy Bayliss, Claudio Langes, Yuki Tsunoda, and Lucas di Grassi.

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Among people born in 1928, Hap Sharp ranks 482Before him are Ferenc Juhász, Serge Blusson, Cynthia Ozick, Jimmy Dean, Andrew Sarris, and Bano Qudsia. After him are Ernestine Anderson, Samuel Adler, Harold Prince, Allen Stack, Vince Edwards, and Věra Růžičková. Among people deceased in 1993, Hap Sharp ranks 262Before him are Ion Negoițescu, Arsène Auguste, Ray Gillen, Ben Klassen, Irene Sharaff, and Clifford Jordan. After him are Karl Gordon Henize, Ruby Keeler, Viola Myers, Joe Fortenberry, Charles Adkins, and Bob Crosby.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Hap Sharp ranks 10,821 out of 18,182Before him are Devon (1977), Buzz Osborne (1964), Joel Barlow (1754), Judy Sheindlin (1942), Damon Lindelof (1973), and Jim Ryun (1947). After him are John DiMaggio (1968), Kitty Wells (1919), Harry Blackmun (1908), J. Carrol Naish (1896), Robert Russell Bennett (1894), and Jim Montgomery (1955).

Among RACING DRIVERS In United States

Among racing drivers born in United States, Hap Sharp ranks 52Before him are Rob Schroeder (1926), George Follmer (1934), Pat Flaherty (1926), Bobby Rahal (1953), Johnny Thomson (1922), and Jimmy Bryan (1926). After him are Robert O'Brien (1908), Jimmie Johnson (1975), Jeff Gordon (1971), Bob Sweikert (1926), Timmy Mayer (1938), and Walt Faulkner (1918).