Tiff Needell

Tiff Needell

29/10/1951

Tiff spent the formative years of his racing career in Formula Ford, winning the FF16000 championship in 1975 and finishing as runner-up in the FF2000 series the following year, when he won the premier Grovewood Award. After brief spells in Formula 5 and the Aurora F1/F2 championship, Needell's Grand Prix ambitions were thwarted in 1979, when he was refused a superlicence to drive the Ensign, although he was to get his opportunity in 1980. By then, Tiff had extended his repertoire to encompass Japanese Formula 2, touring cars, the Procar series and sports car racing, where he was to remain active throughout the eighties and nineties, latterly with the Lister Storm. It is his successful career as a journalist and broadcaster, however, for which he is now best known.

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