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Chris Bristow
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Birth: Dec. 2, 1937
Death: Jun. 19, 1960

Motor racing driver. Born in South London, Christopher 'Chris' William Bristow became a highly talented driver thought by many to have the potential to eventually become World Champion. He started racing in 1956 and soon began winning races in his MG Special. For 1957 he progressed to an 1100cc Cooper. In 1958 he bought an unreliable Elva but his efforts were recognised by the British Racing Partnership (BRP) and he joined them to race their Formula 2 Cooper-Borgward cars. In 1959 he showed exceptional skill at Brands Hatch, dominating the remainder of the field of more experienced drivers. In 1960, his team leader Harry Schell was killed at Silverstone so he took over the roll. At the Belgian GP at Spa-Francorchamps, he was battling for 3rd place with Willy Mairesse in a Ferrari when he lost control of the car on the tricky downhill bend at Burnenville, slid off into the trackside fence and was killed instantly. A highly talented young driver had gone.  
 
Burial:
South London Crematorium
Streatham
London Borough of Lambeth
Greater London, England
Plot: Grave 48128, Square 24.
 
Created by: Paul Narramore
Record added: Apr 18, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13993352
Chris Bristow
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Rest in Peace,Chris!
- Lana79
 Added: Sep. 6, 2012
When you were a teenager Chris we often talked to each other. I will never forget you standing there, in your green garage overalls.
- Chris
 Added: Jun. 16, 2012
REST IN PEACE!!!!!!!!!!!!
- wayne wachtell
 Added: Jul. 20, 2010
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