Roland Ratzenberger

1960 - 1994

Roland Ratzenberger

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 796,146 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 28th most popular racing driver.

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Among racing drivers, Roland Ratzenberger ranks 28 out of 782Before him are Nigel Mansell, John Surtees, Giacomo Agostini, Jacky Ickx, Carlos Reutemann, and Mike Hawthorn. After him are Stirling Moss, Mario Andretti, Helmut Marko, Valentino Rossi, François Cevert, and Louis Chiron.

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Among people born in 1960, Roland Ratzenberger ranks 20Before him are Pierluigi Collina, Tilda Swinton, Hugh Grant, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Franco Baresi, and Ivan Lendl. After him are Bono, Hugo Weaving, Rudi Völler, Kim Ki-duk, David Duchovny, and Jeremy Clarkson. Among people deceased in 1994, Roland Ratzenberger ranks 42Before him are Matt Busby, Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia, Witold Lutosławski, Fernando Rey, Roger Wolcott Sperry, and Niels Kaj Jerne. After him are Jessica Tandy, Julian Schwinger, Marija Gimbutas, Peter Cushing, Jean-Louis Barrault, and Vladimir Ivashko.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Roland Ratzenberger ranks 196 out of 799Before him are Peter L. Berger (1929), Frederick II, Duke of Austria (1211), Elizabeth of Austria (1437), Archduke Ernest of Austria (1553), Helmut Berger (1944), and Leopold III, Margrave of Austria (1073). After him are Franz Xaver Süssmayr (1766), Karl Philipp, Prince of Schwarzenberg (1771), Paul Watzlawick (1921), Anton Diabelli (1781), Edward Bernays (1891), and Gustav Wagner (1911).


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), Dieter Quester (1939), Alexander Wurz (1974), Jo Gartner (1954), Otto Stuppacher (1947), and Christian Klien (1983).

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