The very appropriately-named, but little-known, Bernard de Dryver is turning 58 today!
A Formula 2 graduate, the Belgian’s two F1 appearances both came on his home turf at the Zolder circuit in 1977 and 1978, behind the wheel of a privately entered March and Ensign, respectively. On each occasion, he failed to make the grid.
De Dryver later went on to compete in the Aurora UK Formula 1 Championship in 1979 at the wheel of a Fittipaldi, scoring several podium finishes and finishing fourth in the Championship standings. He still occasionally dabbles in GT racing to this day.
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