Paddy Driver

Paddy Driver ( born May 13, 1934 in Johannesburg, South Africa ) is a former South African motorcycle and car racers.


Paddy Driver drove at the beginning of the 1960s, first motorcycle race on a Norton, before he moved to four wheels in 1963. With a Lotus 24 he finished seventh at the edge of the Grand Prix at Kyalami and tried for the first time to qualify for the Grand Prix of South Africa. The company ended up with a total loss in the last training run and Driver could not participate in the race due to lack of replacement car.

Driver returned to motorcycles and in 1965 on a Matchless third in the World Championship for motorcycles up to 500 cc behind Mike Hailwood and Giacomo Agostini. In 1969, he again ascended car racing, had successes in sports car and drove a Lotus 72 at the South African Grand Prix in 1974. Till the 1980s, he played touring car race with vehicles from Mazda.