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Tom Pryce
Birth: Jun. 11, 1949
Death: Mar. 5, 1977

Auto Race Car Driver. Born the son of a policeman in Ruthin, Denbighshire, Wales, he entered Formula 1 racing in 1974 with the Token team, but soon moved to the Shadow team. Considered an exceptional driver, and many thought he had the ability to reach the very top of his sport, his best results were a third place in the 1975 Austrian Grand Prix and the 1976 Brazilian Grand Prix. He tragically lost his life in a somewhat bizarre accident at the 1977 South African Grand Prix at Kyyalami. Another driver had retired his car when an insignificant fire started. Two marshals sprinted across the track to put the fire out just as Pryce and Stuck appeared at top speed. Pryce struck one of the marshals, killing him, but the fire extinguisher the marshal was carrying struck the driver full in the face killing him instantly. The Shadows car careered along down the straight until it hit a crash barrier. Buried at St. Bartholomew's Churchyard, Otford, nr Sevenoaks, Kent, England. (bio by: Paul Narramore) 
St Bartholomew Churchyard
Sevenoaks District
Kent, England
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Originally Created by: Paul Narramore
Record added: Jan 06, 2006
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- S
 Added: Mar. 5, 2016
never forgotten..u in good place tom ..since 39 years..we salute you
- pepe5118
 Added: Mar. 4, 2016
on the day F1 remembers Jules Bianchi - a tribute to Tom Pryce, another great talent lost. And to Frederik Jensen van Vuuren.
- helen
 Added: Jul. 26, 2015
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