Roelof Wunderink

Former F1 driver Roelof Wunderink is also celebrating his birthday today – he is turning 63 years young!

The Dutchman was a Formula 3 and Formula 5000 driver in the 1970s, who made six Grand Prix appearances by dint of sponsorship from a Dutch security firm who helped him buy a seat with Ensign in 1975.

Without much in the way of a motorsport pedigree – he only started racing at the age of 21 – he proved out in his pace and generally out of his depth, only managing to qualify for three championship races, retiring from two and proving too slow at the rain-soaked Austrian Grand Prix to be classified as a finisher when it was red-flagged.

[Image via ASAG]

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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.