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.
The schedule for the 2011 Star Mazda Championship has just been released. The US-based junior series features eleven events over a ten race weekends, while playing a supporting role to the IZOD IndyCar Series, the American Le Mans Series and one with USAC.