Mike Parkes

1931 - 1977

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Michael Johnson Parkes (born 24 September 1931 in Richmond, Surrey; died 28 August 1977 near Riva presso Chieri, Italy) was a British racing driver, from England. Parkes was born into an automotive background as his father John, was Chairman of the Alvis Group.He participated in seven Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on 18 July 1959. He achieved two podiums, and scored a total of 14 championship points. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mike Parkes has received more than 74,294 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Mike Parkes is the 293rd most popular racing driver (down from 263rd in 2019), the 3,169th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,931st in 2019) and the 50th most popular Racing Driver.

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Among racing drivers, Mike Parkes ranks 293 out of 888Before him are Dave Charlton, David Murray, Alexander Wurz, Eliseo Salazar, Masten Gregory, and Paco Godia. After him are Dale Earnhardt, Rikky von Opel, Adrián Campos, André Simon, George Abecassis, and Piero Carini.

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Among people born in 1931, Mike Parkes ranks 305Before him are Vlastimil Bubník, Mady Mesplé, Vance D. Brand, Shunichiro Okano, Sergio Sebastiani, and Hans Alfredson. After him are Emam-Ali Habibi, John Norman, Arne Selmosson, Zakaria Tamer, Sonny Clark, and Paulo Maluf. Among people deceased in 1977, Mike Parkes ranks 159Before him are Edward Van Dijck, Alexander Galich, Raymond Bernard, Rodolfo Walsh, Lūcija Garūta, and Paul Bernays. After him are Antonino Rocca, Zero Mostel, Roberto Emílio da Cunha, Tafari Benti, José Perácio, and Matthew Garber.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Mike Parkes ranks 3,169 out of 7,765Before him are Alan Bennett (1934), Gwendoline Christie (1978), Billie Whitelaw (1932), Michael Mann (1942), Charles Dawson (1864), and Harry Edwin Wood (1881). After him are Laura Mulvey (1941), John Marshall (1876), Estelle Winwood (1883), Michael Wilding (1912), Tommy Douglas (1904), and William Etty (1787).

Among RACING DRIVERS In United Kingdom

Among racing drivers born in United Kingdom, Mike Parkes ranks 50Before him are Brian Hart (1936), Martin Donnelly (1964), Vic Elford (1935), Reg Parnell (1911), Dave Charlton (1936), and David Murray (1909). After him are George Abecassis (1913), Cliff Allison (1932), Leslie Graham (1911), Martin Brundle (1959), Mike Spence (1936), and Lance Macklin (1919).