Tom Pryce

1949 - 1977

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Thomas Maldwyn Pryce (11 June 1949 – 5 March 1977) was a British racing driver from Wales known for winning the Brands Hatch Race of Champions, a non-championship Formula One race, in 1975 and for the circumstances surrounding his death. Pryce is the only Welsh driver to have won a Formula One race and is also the only Welshman to lead a Formula One World Championship Grand Prix: two laps of the 1975 British Grand Prix. Pryce started his career in Formula One with the small Token team, making his only start for them at the 1974 Belgian Grand Prix. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tom Pryce has received more than 1,538,604 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Tom Pryce is the 84th most popular racing driver (up from 90th in 2019), the 1,325th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,359th in 2019) and the 15th most popular British Racing Driver.

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Among racing drivers, Tom Pryce ranks 84 out of 1,080Before him are Lucien Bianchi, Jean-Pierre Beltoise, Sebastian Vettel, Arturo Merzario, Vittorio Brambilla, and Jo Siffert. After him are Björn Waldegård, Jacques Villeneuve, Pierre Levegh, Rubens Barrichello, Stig Blomqvist, and Elio de Angelis.

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Among people born in 1949, Tom Pryce ranks 133Before him are Göran Persson, Steve Perry, Marc Ravalomanana, Ariel Henry, Slavenka Drakulić, and Ken Wilber. After him are Manuel Orantes, Shing-Tung Yau, Michael Houghton, Alexander Godunov, Billy Gibbons, and Robert Sternberg. Among people deceased in 1977, Tom Pryce ranks 64Before him are Taqi al-Din al-Nabhani, Carlos Pace, Takeo Kurita, Prince Xavier of Bourbon-Parma, Félix Gouin, and Marien Ngouabi. After him are Edmond Hamilton, Juan Velasco Alvarado, John Edensor Littlewood, Yevgenia Ginzburg, Hans Martin Sutermeister, and Hanns Martin Schleyer.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Tom Pryce ranks 1,325 out of 8,785Before him are Edward Bach (1886), Arthur Machen (1863), Adrian Smith (1957), Tom Simpson (1937), Isabel Neville, Duchess of Clarence (1451), and Anne Lister (1791). After him are Josiah Wedgwood (1730), Charles Frederick Worth (1825), Ian Anderson (1947), Martin Gore (1961), Geraldine McEwan (1932), and Margaret Stewart, Dauphine of France (1424).

Among RACING DRIVERS In United Kingdom

Among racing drivers born in United Kingdom, Tom Pryce ranks 15Before him are Mike Hawthorn (1929), Stirling Moss (1929), Lewis Hamilton (1985), Damon Hill (1960), Colin McRae (1968), and Mike Hailwood (1940). After him are Roger Williamson (1948), David Purley (1945), Peter Collins (1931), David Coulthard (1971), John Watson (1946), and Eddie Irvine (1965).