Top Five of 2012: Formula One
Adrian Newey, genius. Gordon Murray, ‘God’. Racing rules are very definitive so it takes brilliant and inventive minds to find loopholes. Newey has made a skill of it, as did Murray.
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KV Racing and the Izod Indycar’s series gain is huge. Formula 1 has called time on a brilliant servant, a guy that had F1 on his mind practically since the day he was born.
Since 1977 Renault has retained a constant presence in F1, both as a manufacturer and engine supplier. Its first car, the RS01, pioneered turbocharging in F1 – with forced-induction power becoming de rigueur soon after.
There are some guys who are quickly forgotten. Gunnar Nilsson could well be one of those. But he shouldn’t be. One Grand Prix win 35 years ago doesn’t do him justice. His work for cancer research has helped a lot of people.
David Purley is a hero. Some would say an unsung one, but just a quick look at his life, and it will take you less than two minutes to realise this guy was like no other.
Clay Regazzoni is one of those drivers that seemingly would have fitted in any racing decade from the 1950s onwards.
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The drivers were unified, for once, All fighting against tiny clauses in their Superlicence contracts. It sparked a remarkable weekend.
The route used to be simple: Karting, Formula Ford, F3, F3000 and F1. Easy huh?