Ben Pon  Netherlands

  • Full name Bernardus Pon
  • Birth date December 9, 1936
  • Birthplace Amersfoort, Netherlands
  • Current age 77 years 135 days
  • Teams Porsche
World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1962 Porsche 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 18 0 0 0 -
Total 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 0 0
Race Circuit Date
Only race Dutch Grand Prix Zandvoort May 20, 1962 [race_results]
Profile

Ben Pon was an established sports car racer when he entered the 1962 Dutch Grand Prix, but pushing an underpowered Porsche too hard he careered off the track, flipped and was thrown out, miraculously escaping with little more than a scratch. Chastised, he vowed never to race single seaters again. He continued to be active in sports cars until the late 1960s, and showing his versatility represented the Netherlands in skeet shooting at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games. When he retired he set up a winery in California.
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