David Price Obituary – It has come as a great shock to each and every one of us to learn that Dave Price passed away yesterday, on February 15th, at the age of 75. During the late 1970s, when our sport was first beginning to take shape, his team, David Price Racing (DPR), was a formidable adversary in several of the sport’s sub-disciplines and disciplines. In those early days, Dave competed in Formula Three before going on to the British-based Aurora series for effectively obsolete Formula One cars.
During those years, he ran bike ace Giacomo Agostini in an ex-works Williams FW06 vehicle. Nigel Mansell, Martin Brundle, Johnny Dumfries, and Tiff Needell are just a few of the future Formula One drivers that have raced for the team in the past. In 1982, David Price Racing’s Pierre Petit won the French Formula Three Championship, and in 1984, David Price Racing’s Dumfries won the British Formula Three Championship.
In addition to Francois Hesnault, Fabien Giroix, and Paul Belmondo, DPR drivers competed in the French Formula Three Championship from 1982 to 1986. Dave Price started working in sportscar racing in 2007, becoming team manager for Richard Lloyd Racing. His talents attracted the attention of Sauber Mercedes, where he was an instrumental part of the German/Swiss squad that won the World Sportscar Championship and the Le Mans 24 Hours. In 2009, Dave Price began working in sportscar racing.
In 2007, he became team manager for Richard Lloyd Racing. After that, Nissan Motorsports Europe approached Dave with an offer to oversee their sportscar program. Dave eventually accepted the position of director of racing at Brabham in the Formula One championship in 1991.