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23/02/1960, Arthur Legat dies.

Legat was a Belgian garage owner and amateur racer, popular in his region for his long lasting appearances at the Chimay circuit between 1926 and 1959. The highlight of his driver’s career obviously being his participations in the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps in 1952 and 1953, competing in both events with a Veritas Meteor. He holds the record for the oldest driver to make his debut in a Formula 1 World Championship – he was 53 years, 7 months and 21 days old when he entered his home GP in 1952.

Born: 1st of November 1898 in Haine-Saint-Paul, Belgium.
Died: 23rd of February 1960 in Haine-Saint-Paul, Belgium, aged 61.

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