DRIVERS: PIERS COURAGE

Name: Piers Courage
Nationality: Great Britain
Date of birth: May 27, 1942 - Colchester, Essex
Date of death: June 21, 1970 - Zandvoort Circuit, Nehterlands

A member of the famous brewing dynasty, Piers Courage preferred to stay with Frank Williams into the 1970 season instead of accepting an offer from Ferrari. He crashed fatally in Frank's F1 de Tomaso in the 1970 Dutch Grand Prix. It was a tragic fate for the highly motivated 28-year old who had stormed to second places in the 1969 Monaco and US Grands Prix driving Frank's Brabham BT26. He'd raced in Formula 3 and 2 throughout much of the 1960s and briefly contested Grands Prix for the BRM team before really making his name in 1969 in the Williams Brabham.

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