When Jordan F1 driver, Bertrand Gachot, was jailed for actual bodily harm just prior to the 1991 Belgian Grand Prix, little did anyone know the world of Formula 1 would soon be changed forever. With no experienced driver ready or able to take the seat alongside team leader Andrea de Cesaris for the annual visit … Continue reading “Kiss With a Fist: Bertrand Gachot”
When Roland Ratzenberger hit the wall at Villeneuve corner at Imola on April 30th 1994, Formula 1 was left to face with its first competitive fatality since Ricardo Paletti at Montreal twelve years earlier.
Today Ayrton Senna would have been 50 years old. This is a piece that I wrote for his 15th anniversary - I felt it was apt then and still feel that it is apt now. ------ It feels so long ago, yet it still haunts. Today is the fifteenth anniversary of Ayrton Senna's Death - … Continue reading Ayrton Senna and Roland Ratzenberger: 15 Years On