Roger Williamson

1948 - 1973

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Roger Williamson (2 February 1948 – 29 July 1973) was a British racing driver and a two time British Formula 3 champion, who died during his second Formula One race, the 1973 Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort Circuit in the Netherlands. Williamson was born in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire. He won the 1971 and 1972 British Formula 3 Championship titles. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roger Williamson has received more than 517,799 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Roger Williamson is the 99th most popular racing driver (down from 78th in 2019), the 1,525th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,269th in 2019) and the 16th most popular British Racing Driver.

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Among racing drivers, Roger Williamson ranks 99 out of 1,080Before him are Juha Kankkunen, Piero Taruffi, Ken Block, Guy Ligier, Eugenio Castellotti, and Thierry Sabine. After him are Pedro Rodríguez, Jean Behra, Jean-Pierre Jarier, Henri Toivonen, Jarno Saarinen, and David Purley.

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Among people born in 1948, Roger Williamson ranks 161Before him are Jan Hammer, Jayalalithaa, Frans de Waal, Bill Ward, Raymond Leo Burke, and Marcia Barrett. After him are Tony Gatlif, Valeri Kharlamov, Wang Qishan, Devlet Bahçeli, Bonnie Bedelia, and Catherine Breillat. Among people deceased in 1973, Roger Williamson ranks 91Before him are Gian Francesco Malipiero, Frank Jack Fletcher, Nikos Zachariadis, Hans Globke, P. Ramlee, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe. After him are Lorenzo Fernández, Maurice René Fréchet, Jarno Saarinen, Clas Thunberg, Marthe Bibesco, and Merian C. Cooper.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Roger Williamson ranks 1,525 out of 8,785Before him are Oswald of Northumbria (604), Rosamund Pike (1979), Trevor Horn (1949), William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire (1720), John Martin (1789), and Margaret Burbidge (1919). After him are George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle (1608), Jack Phillips (1887), Algernon Blackwood (1869), Kay Parker (1944), Louise d'Orléans (1869), and Frederick Delius (1862).

Among RACING DRIVERS In United Kingdom

Among racing drivers born in United Kingdom, Roger Williamson ranks 16Before him are Stirling Moss (1929), Lewis Hamilton (1985), Damon Hill (1960), Colin McRae (1968), Mike Hailwood (1940), and Tom Pryce (1949). After him are David Purley (1945), Peter Collins (1931), David Coulthard (1971), John Watson (1946), Eddie Irvine (1965), and Alan Stacey (1933).