Bernard de Dryver, 1977 Belgian GP

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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Richard Bailey

Founder & Chief Editor at MotorsportM8
Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.