Olivier Gendebien

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Bio data

Born in Belgium on JAN 12, 1924, Olivier Gendebien died on OCT 2, 1998

Racing career:

From 1955 until 1962

Raced for/with:

Jaguar, Ferrari and Cooper

Key races

Olivier won string of amazing victories at the Targa Florio, the Tour de France Auto, the 12 hours of Sebring and the 24 hours of Le Mans - among others

Personality

Another true gentleman driver, he exuded style both on and off the track.

Suixtil association

Original race pants were Gendebien racing attire of choice

Facts and trivia

Lost his shoes in a crash in the US in 1961, he has a turn named after him at the Sebring track.

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