Five times Belgian motorcycle champion, Roger Laurent switched to racing cars in the 1940s, took part in a couple of non-championship Grands Prix and, during 1952, in 2 World Championship rounds at the wheel of a Ferrari 500. His best result remained a 6th place in the German GP at the Nürburgring that year. His last F1 race came 1954 in Syracuse before concentrating on sports car racing finishing in 4th place twice at the 24 hours of Le Mans.
Born: 21st of February 1913 in Liège, Belgium;
Died: 6th of February 1997 in Uccle, Belgium, aged 83.