Roland Ratzenberger

1960 - 1994

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Roland Ratzenberger (German: [ˈroːlant ˈratsn̩bɛrɡɐ]; 4 July 1960 – 30 April 1994) was an Austrian racing driver who raced in sports prototype, British Formula 3000, Japanese Formula 3000 and Formula One. He died in a crash during qualifying for the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix, the same event at which three-time World Champion Ayrton Senna died the following day. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roland Ratzenberger has received more than 905,511 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Roland Ratzenberger is the 33rd most popular racing driver (down from 28th in 2019), the 230th most popular biography from Austria (down from 196th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Austrian Racing Driver.

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Among racing drivers, Roland Ratzenberger ranks 33 out of 888. Before him are Jacky Ickx, Giacomo Agostini, John Surtees, Mike Hawthorn, Mario Andretti, and Jean Todt. After him are Helmut Marko, Mika Häkkinen, Lella Lombardi, François Cevert, Phil Hill, and Fernando Alonso.

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Among people born in 1960, Roland Ratzenberger ranks 21Before him are Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Pierluigi Collina, Franco Baresi, Bono, Rudi Völler, and Ivan Lendl. After him are Kenneth Branagh, Jennifer Grey, Hugo Weaving, David Duchovny, Tilda Swinton, and Kim Ki-duk. Among people deceased in 1994, Roland Ratzenberger ranks 44Before him are Vladimir Ivashko, Roger Wolcott Sperry, Jack Kirby, Jessica Tandy, Marija Gimbutas, and Peter Cushing. After him are Pujie, Witold Lutosławski, Julian Schwinger, Jean-Louis Barrault, Sergei Bondarchuk, and Matt Busby.

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Among people born in Austria, Roland Ratzenberger ranks 230 out of 1,075. Before him are Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria (1610), Ludwig von Bertalanffy (1901), Angela Hitler (1883), Ferdinand Piëch (1937), Leopold V, Archduke of Austria (1586), and Leopold III, Margrave of Austria (1073). After him are Paul Watzlawick (1921), Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf (1739), Maria Leopoldine of Austria (1632), Karl Lueger (1844), Wenzel Anton, Prince of Kaunitz-Rietberg (1711), and Otto Neurath (1882).


Among racing drivers born in Austria, Roland Ratzenberger ranks 2Before him are Niki Lauda (1949). After him are Helmut Marko (1943), Gerhard Berger (1959), Helmuth Koinigg (1948), Harald Ertl (1948), Karl Wendlinger (1968), Alexander Wurz (1974), Dieter Quester (1939), Jo Gartner (1954), Hans Binder (1948), and Otto Stuppacher (1947).

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