It is with great sadness that Jeremy Lord, affectionately known as “The F3 Guru”, passed away on Sunday following a brief battle with cancer. He was 74.
A key member of the British Formula 3 teams association (FOTA) for many years, Lord was a solicitor by profession, yet he had also developed a taste for club racing, proving himself to be a dab hand in GTs in the early-70s.
Following his racing exploits, Lord was asked to become chairman of FOTA by team owner Dave Price, helping to guide British F3 through some difficult periods during the 1980s, while also overseeing the category at its height in the mid-to-late 90s.
He eventually stepped down at the end of 2008.
Jeremy was lovely chap; a gentleman who cared deeply about motorsport and the people therein and while I only knew him in his later years, his passion for the sport was infectious and clear to see. Always delighted to offer a helping hand and advice, Jeremy possessed an intelligent, quiet charm and cheerful nature that will be greatly missed.
My deepest condolences to his family and friends.