Ben Pon

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Bernardus Marinus "Ben" Pon (9 December 1936 – 30 September 2019) was a Dutch vintner and Olympian and motor racing driver. He competed in one Formula One race, the 1962 Dutch Grand Prix, but had a far longer career in sports car racing, before turning his back on the track to concentrate on the wine trade.

He also represented the Netherlands in clay pigeon shooting at the 1972 Summer Olympics, finishing 31st.[1][2]

Pon was born in Amersfoort, Netherlands. He died on 30 September 2019 at the age of 82.[3]

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  1. Viva F1. "Formula One at the Olympics". Archived from the original on 2012-08-08. Retrieved 2012-07-26.
  2. "Ben Pon". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 27 February 2016.
  3. "'Mister Porsche' Ben Pon overleden". Retrieved 2019-09-30.

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