Tom Pryce

Tom Pryce

Birth
Ruthin, Denbighshire, Wales
Death 5 Mar 1977 (aged 27)
Midrand, City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality, Gauteng, South Africa
Burial Otford, Sevenoaks District, Kent, England
Memorial ID 12907252 · View Source
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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


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Paul Narramore
  • Added: 6 Jan 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial 12907252
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Tom Pryce (11 Jun 1949–5 Mar 1977), Find a Grave Memorial no. 12907252, citing St Bartholomew Churchyard, Otford, Sevenoaks District, Kent, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .