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Article from BTNews 14 SEPTEMBER 2020

AND FINALLY: A history of motor racing

Malcolm Ginsberg would be delighted to hear from anyone interested in editing these clips into a short documentary. malcolm.ginsberg@btnews.co.uk

Fifty years ago Jochen Rindt became the world’s first (and thankfully) only posthumous world motor racing champion, his career totalling just seven GP wins.

The following links to YouTube videos capture one of the great motor races of all time, the BBC film unique with commentary by Anthony Marsh and Barrie Gill.   (See also BTN 7 September)

The first tape has lost the introduction which included interviews with Bruce McLaren and Colin Chapman.  The highlights are after 15 minutes.  Emmerson Fittipaldi, then a F3 Team Lotus driver, can be spotted in the Lotus pit at the end of the race.

Tape two starts in German but includes the pre-race rituals.
TV Monaco

The Graham Hill tape is of Graham Hill in his Rob Walker Lotus 49 in practice.  Your editor also experienced a lap with Graham, five up, in a bog standard Ford Escort.
Graham shows how it is done

The History of Motor Racing is a fine series that BP and Ford put together.
History Of Motor Racing Pt 1

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