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Even with lots of work still do be done this list have reached a state where it must be considered one of the most complete and accurate ever assembled on the subject. This has only been possible due to the tremendous help from people all over the world, each of them experts of their local drivers and events.
Short biographies of drivers with BLUE background, will come up in due time. If you have any information about any driver with GREEN background, please contact me!


Richard Frederick "Dick" Oats (GB)
* 7 Nov 1889
† 26 Feb 1984
Sancreed, Cornwall
Illogan, Cornwall
(Info supplied by Adam Ferrington)
 
1926: DNA JCC 200
1927: DSQ JCC 200


Francis John "Frank" O'Boyle (formerly Boyle) (IRL)
* 4 Jan 1899
† 13 Dec 1986
Beragh, Co. Tyrone
Dublin
(Info supplied by Adam Ferrington)
 
1937: DNF Dublin (Voiturette)
1938: DNF Cork (Voiturette)


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Johan Emanuel "Bil-Olle" Ohlsson (S)
* 18 Jul 1885
† 21 Jun 1951
Stockholm
Stockholm
(Info supplied by Håkan Gelin)
 
1932: 8 Swedish Winter GP (Ice race)
1933: DNS Swedish Winter GP (Ice race)


Ignacio Oliden ( )
 
1924: DNS San Sebastian GP


Cesare Oliva (I)
From Palmi near the Strait of Messina in the province of Reggio Calabria.
 
1929: DNA Coppa Ciano (1100cc)


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Casimiro António Pinto de Oliveira (P)
* 8 Sep 1907
† 22 Nov 1970
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Casimiro de Oliveira was brother of Manuel. While Manuel retired from racing before the war Casimiro had successful post war career in national and a few international sports car races. Ironically he gave up racing at the same time and for the same reason Sameiro did, Casimiro suffering a serious accident in the 1955 sports car Portuguese GP at Oporto.
(Info supplied by Wolfgang Kaese)
 
1938: 5 Rio de Janeiro GP


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Manuel (Manoel) Cândido Pinto de Oliveira (P)
* 12 Dec 1908
† 2 Apr 2015
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The original spelling of his name was Manuel. Brother of Casimiro, Manuel raced a rebuilt Ford known as "Edfor". During the war years Manuel became a successful film director and changed the name to Manoel - working both in Brazil and Portugal, and did not race anymore.
(Info supplied by Wolfgang Kaese and Luís Howell)
 
1937: 4 Vila Real / 1 Estoril
1938: 3 Rio de Janeiro GP

      Guillermo Oliveras de la Riva - SEE: "Vega"

Roger Olivier ( )
 
1927: DNA Provence GP


Hans Ollendorf (D)
Son of the director of the Agfa works in Wolfen. Raced a Salmson in 1929. Bought a Bugatti T37 (#37234) from Heinrich Eckert and had some class victories in local German events. Entered the car at the 1932 Eiferennen but was a non-starter and retired from racing after von Morgen's fatal crash. He sold the Bugatti to Hans Simons.
 
1931: DNA Czech GP (Voiturette)
1932: DNS Eifel GP (Voiturette)


Hughes Ollivier ( )
 
1925: DNA Provence GP (2000cc)


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"Bond" Anders Olsson (S)
* 10 Aug 1893
† 5 Jul 1960
Leksand, Dalarna
Falun, Dalarna
His nickname "Bond(e)" means farmer.
(Info supplied by Håkan Gelin)
 
1931: 5 Swedish Winter GP (Ice race)
1932: 10 Swedish Winter GP (Ice race)
1933: 4 Swedish Winter GP (Ice race)


Angelo Ondinelli (I)
From Piacenza.
 
1926: DNF Savio Circuit (2000cc)


Hans von Opel (D)
* 27 Jul 1899 - † 25 Jun 1948
 
1925: 5 Solitude GP (1500cc)


Orammat ( )
 
1932: DNA Rome GP


Orello ( )
 
1925: DNF Provence GP (1100cc)


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Abel Blin d'Orimont (B)
 
1929: 3 Frontieres GP (1100cc)
1930: 4 Frontieres GP / DNA European (Belgian) GP
1933: DNA Frontières GP


Francesco Saverio Orlando (I)
 
1924: DNF Coppa Acerbo (3000cc)


d'Ormoy ( )
 
1929: DNA Comminges GP (Voiturette)


Contessa Vittoria Orsini (I)
 
1932: DNF Coppa Ciano / 10 Coppa Acerbo / 4 Antibes GP (Voiturette)
1933: 10 (heat) Bordino GP / DNF Lwow (Voiturette) / DNF Coppa Ciano


Edwin Orska (UKR)
* 15 Nov 1895 - † 28 Jul 1966
 
1926: 14 German GP

      Ostermuth v.Tschaikoff - SEE: Tschaikoff

Claude Ozannat (F)
 
1932: DNF Tunis GP (Voiturette) / DNA Oran GP (Voiturette) / DNA Provence Trophy (Voiturette) /
          DNA Casablanca GP (Voiturette) / DNA Picardie GP (Voiturette) / DNF Lorraine GP (Voiturette) /
          DNA German GP (Voiturette)


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