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Monaco 1965

One off Grand Prix winners: Lorenzo Bandini Austria 1964

For many people Lorenzo Bandini represented the ultimate Italian GP driver with his matinée idol good looks and shock of black hair, but he was actually born in Libya on December 21st 1935 (Libya being …

Winner at Watkins Glen

One off Grand Prix winners: Innes Ireland USA 1961

For many people Innes Ireland was the archetypal Scottish gentleman, although technically speaking he was born in Yorkshire, his family moving back north of the border when he was young. He seemed to be a …

win on debut

One off Grand Prix winners: Giancarlo Baghetti France 1961

The start of the 1961 season marked a time of change in GP racing. Towards the end of the 50′s and into the new decade the British based GP teams had finally begun to get …

Nilsson

One off Grand Prix winners: Gunnar Nilsson Belgium 1977

In 1975 young Swede Gunnar Nilsson was just about the hottest property in world motorsport. Not only had he won the incredibly competitive British Formula 3 Championship in dominant fashion, but he had also won …

zandvoort

One off Grand Prix winners: Vittorio Brambilla Austria 1975

Former motorcycle racer, Vittorio Brambilla, earned a certain reputation when he began racing cars together with a new nickname “The Monza Gorilla”. Unfortunately this reputation wasn’t for smoothed, polished performances. There was no denying his …

Jochen Mass

One off Grand Prix winners: Jochen Mass Montjuich 1975

Some say that winning your first Grand Prix is one of the most difficult aspects of being a successful GP driver, but over the next few weeks we will showcase seven drivers from the 1970′s …

Carlos Pace Brazil 1975

One off Grand Prix winners: José Carlos Pace, Interlagos 1975

Some say that winning your first Grand Prix is one of the most difficult aspects of being a successful GP driver, but over the next few weeks we will showcase seven drivers from the 1970′s …

Splashing to victory

One off Grand Prix winners: Jean Pierre Beltoise, Monaco 1972

Some say that winning your first Grand Prix is one of the most difficult aspects of being a successful GP driver, but over the next few weeks we will showcase seven drivers from the 1970′s …

FC

One off Grand Prix winners: Francois Cevert, Watkins Glen 1971

Surely there was never a more handsome GP driver than Francois Cevert? The tall Frenchman had been called into the Tyrrell March team in 1970 to replace the disillusioned Johnny Servoz-Gavin. This may have been …

Yardley BRM

One off Grand Prix winners: Peter Gethin, Monza 1971

Some say that winning your first Grand Prix is one of the most difficult aspects of being a successful GP driver, but over the next few weeks we will showcase seven drivers from the 1970′s …

winning alot

Your Top Five: Lotus Grand Prix cars

Here’s my take on the top five Lotus Grand Prix cars. Choosing five wasn’t that difficult, putting them in any sort of order? Impossible as far as I’m concerned!!
Colin Chapman has always been portrayed as …