8th of December 2008, Xavier Roger Perrot dies.
A proven hill climb specialist, Xavier Perrot had his debut in the Formula 1 World Championship at the 1969 German Grand Prix, but driving his customary Brabham BT23C he used to race in the European F2 Championship finishing in 10th position. His only opportunity to race an F1 March 701 came 1971 at a non-championship event at the Motodrom in Hockenheim. But finishing four laps behind the leading pack gave a clear signal that it would be best to concentrate on hill climbs, duly rewarding his efforts with the European title in 1972. He retired from racing after marrying and had a number of health scares in recent year and passed away in December of 2008.
Born: 1st of February 1932 in Zurich, Switzerland;
Died: 8th of December 2008 in Zurich, Switzerland.