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Theodore Pilette

1883 - 1921

Guy Anthony Vandervell

1898 - 1967

Jacques Peron

1912 - 1988

Teddy Mayer

1935 - 2009

Stefan Johansson

1956

Aguri Suzuki

1960

Died September - 08


Ugo Sivocci

1885 - 1923

Johnnie Parsons

1918 - 1984

Topper Chasse

1928 - 2005

John Taylor

1933 - 1966

Barrie Williams

1938 - 2018

Peter Brock

1945 - 2006

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Filming Le Mans, the movie

This scaffolding afflicted Porsche 917 was used in the filming of Steve McQueen’s “Le Mans” film in 1970. Similar contraptions were also strapped to the front, often with an intrepid cameraman as an integral part of the assembly.

Friday Chap!

Until the arrival of the Alonso boy, this chap was the most successful Spanish Formula One driver.

Alfonso Antonio Vicente Eduardo Angel Blas Francisco de Borja Cabeza de Vaca y Leighton, Marquese de Portago (and if you don’t know what Cabeza de Vaca means, it’s well worth looking it up).

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Risky Business!

We’re willing to bet that these chaps have not filled in a risk-assessment report in accordance with, and as recommended by, accepted EU guidelines. Their identities appear shrouded in secrecy, although we believe that at least one of them may later have become a well known Formula 1 driver, and we also understand that the pair of them may be French. Which, frankly, should be all the explanation that you need.

Gilles Villeneuve in the Ferrari 312B3T5 in 1980

After winning the World Championship with Jody Scheckter and their T4 model in 1979, Ferrari found themselves badly wrong-footed by the advances in ground-effect technology, when they introduced the T5 version for 1980. It would be Ferrari’s worst World Championship season ever. Even their 2020 efforts were not as bad!

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Lost to Us in 2021


Godon Spice
10/9/2021
1940 - 2021


Carlos Reutemann
7/7/2021
1942 - 2021


Brian Raubenheimer
21/6/2021
1940 - 2021


Robby Unser
13/6/2021
1968 - 2021


Max Mosely
22/5/2021
1940 - 2021


Juan Corchesa
16/5/2021
1954 - 2021


Leslie Marr
4/5/2021
1922 - 2021


Bobby Unser
2/5/2021
1934 - 2021


Bill Whittington
23/4/2021
1949 - 2021


Ludwig Heimrath Sr
29/3/2021
1934 - 2021


Johnny Dumfries
22/3/2021
1958 - 2021


Hannu Olavi Mikkola
25/2/2021
1942 - 2021


Chris Craft
20/2/2021
1939 - 2021

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