Liechtenstein’s only F1 representative, Frederick ‘Rikky’ von Opel, is turning 63 today.
He graduated to F1 in 1973, joining the Ensign team mid-season and switching to Brabham in 1974, where he stayed until mid-year before being dropped after failing to make the grid for the French Grand Prix. Von Opel’s best F1 results were a pair of ninth placings at the 1974 Swedish and Dutch Grands Prix.
[Original image via F1 Rejects, who’ve also published considerably detailed biography]
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