There are plenty of ghosts that line the font stretch of the Goodwood Circuit in Chichester.
Peter Gethin passed away yesterday following a long illness. He was 71 years old. Born in Surrey in early 1940, Gethin is most famous for winning the 1971 Italian Grand Prix 0.01 of-a-second ahead of Ronnie Peterson and his Cosworth-powered March.
It is often remembered as a time of honour, sportsmanship and openness in motorsport. Simpler times when safety was not an issue and drivers were daredevils playing in the fire – and when Prince Birabongse Bhanudej Bhanubandh took to the wheel; motorsport felt the rare touch of royalty.
A few moments ago, motor racing legend Sir Stirling Moss announced his retirement from all competitive motorsports on Radio Le Mans.
Before the 1965 French Grand Prix, Lotus driver Jim Clark was quietly confident. After three rounds, the legendary Scot had a three-point advantage over BRM's Graham Hill when they arrived at Clermont-Ferrand. With skill and smoothness a premium at the French circuit, Clark possessed an advantage that often superseded the superb engineering of his nimble Lotus 33. In the race, he would made it look so easy.
With the start of the British F3 season now nine weeks away, Championship organisers SRO have had to make a slight alteration to the calendar. Originally the series' visit to the Nurburgring - originally planned for mid-September - has now been moved to the beginning of July due to circumstances beyond the control of SRO. … Continue reading Date Change for British F3’s trip to Germany
The BBC documentary, Hammond Meets Moss, will be released onto DVD on Monday November 8th. The film, originally shown recently on BBC2, concerns the life-altering head injuries that both Sir Stirling Moss and Richard Hammond suffered following terrifying car accidents.
Today marks the 40th anniversary of the death of Bruce McLaren. He crashed just off the Lavant Straight at Goodwood while testing his new Can-Am M8D when the bodywork loosened and shifted, caused the car to destabilise and hit a bunker - he was killed instantly. McLaren was one of very few drivers in the … Continue reading Bruce McLaren