A Tragic Beginning

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Who was the first driver to die at a formula 1 grand prix event?  Name, year, race?

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MJohnHurt
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MJohnHurt

Not that I know the answer either way, but first to die at a grand prix event run to formula 1 spec, or first at a grand prix event that counted toward the WDC?

Negative Camber
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sorry John, the modern era starting in 1950. Could I be more ambiguous? Sheesh.

FFC
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FFC

Marrimon (not sure of spelling), 1953 or 54, unsure of venue…

WonkyDave
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WonkyDave

July 31, 1954
Onofre Marimon (Argentina) – German GP

Negative Camber
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You are correct. Nice job FFC. I need to make these harder I think. :)

FFC
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FFC

Answering this question in its entirety would be virtually impossible without referring to either an F1 related website or book. We all know that “Stump the Chump” answers are overwhelmingly derived from databases rather than the knowledge of the individuals answering, so making them harder would be pointless. My two cents…

WonkyDave
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WonkyDave

I find that when I’m thumbing through books or digging through databases, I find things unrelated to the question that I didn’t know. So in the spirit of knowledge, keep up the (ambiguous) questions, Herr NC!