Christopher Arthur “Chris” Amon

Christopher Arthur “Chris” Amon

Birth
Bulls, Rangitikei District, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Death 3 Aug 2016 (aged 73)
Rotorua, Rotorua District, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Burial Bulls, Rangitikei District, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Memorial ID 167721387 · View Source
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New Zealand motor racing driver. Born with the name of Christopher Arthur Amon, he was considered one of best Formula 1 drivers to never win a championship Grand Prix. Amon made his grand prix debut at the 1963 Monaco Grand Prix for the Parnell team. In 1966 he won the 24 Hours of Le Mans race, while in 1967 he received an invitation from Enzo Ferrari to drive for his F1 team. Amon showed incredible speed during his time at Ferrari, with a run of pole positions in 1968. Amon decided to retire from F1 in 1976 and he returned to his native New Zealand. He died in Rotorua Hospital on August 3rd, 2016 after a battle with cancer.


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  • Created by: Italia
  • Added: 2 Aug 2016
  • Find a Grave Memorial 167721387
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Christopher Arthur “Chris” Amon (20 Jul 1943–3 Aug 2016), Find a Grave Memorial no. 167721387, citing Clifton Cemetery, Bulls, Rangitikei District, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand ; Maintained by Italia (contributor 48834954) .