Birabongse Bhanudej

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Birthday
15, 1914
Birthplace
Thailand
Death Date
Dec 23, 1985 (71)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
15, 1914
Birthplace
Thailand
Death Date
Dec 23, 1985 (71)

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Late race car driver remembered for being the first Thai racer in Formula One history. He was also an Olympic sailor who competed from 1956 to 1972.

Before Fame

He was an art student before joining the White Mouse racing team in 1935.

Trivia

He was an avid flyer who once flew from London to Bangkok in his own Miles Gemini airplane.

Family Life

He married Ceril Heycock in 1938. His father is Thai Prince Bhanurangsi Savangwongse.

Associated With

He and Malaysia's Alex Yoong are both well-known Southeast Asian Formula One drivers.

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