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NZ Formula One driver Chris Amon dead at 73

FILE - In this June 19, 1966, file photo, New Zealand's Chris Amon, right, waves to the crowd from his 7-litre Ford race car after he and compatriot Bruce McLaren, not shown, won the 24-hours endurance for sports cars, at Le Mans, France. New Zealand motor racing driver Chris Amon, who was considered one of the best Formula One drivers of his generation, has died aged 73, his family said. Amon competed in Formula One between 1963 and 1976, starting 95 races, taking five pole positions and finishing on the podium 11 times without winning. (AP Photo, File)

2013 24 Hours of Le Mans marred by death of Allan Simonsen

Aston Martin Racing's Allan Simonsen died from injures sustained in a violent, high-speed crash just nine minutes into the iconic motor racing event. The 35-year-old Dane was the first driver to die during the race since 1986.