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A tribute to a fallen hopeful born on this day

Roger Williamson - the young British hopeful who was lost to motorsport in a fiery crash in the dunes of Zandvoort in 1973 - would have turned 75 on this day. today. After starting his career in saloon cars in 1967, Williams enjoyed a swift rise through the junior ranks in single-seater racing, supported by mentor and benefactor Tom Wheatcroft. As one of Britain's brightest prospects, Williams made his F1 debut mid-season at the British GP at Silverstone with March, but at the Dutch GP at Zandvoort two weeks later it all went terribly wrong for the 25-year-old. Williamson hit the barrier on lap nine, the March 731 rebounding and sliding down the track, overturned and ablaze. David Purely...
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