David Tremayne’s biography of the only driver ever to be crowned world champion after his death has been reissued 50 years after the crash which claimed the life of Jochen Rindt.
Graham Hill and Jochen Rindt were team mates at Lotus in the late sixties.
Jochen Rindt lost his life in an accident during qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix at Monza, and became F1’s only posthumous world champion.
This weekend sees the 77th running of the Le Mans 24 Hours. The great race has been won by 117 different drivers and over half of them – 62 – also competed in the Formula 1 world championship at some point in their career. Many of them were race winners in F1, some were even … Continue reading F1 drivers who won at Le Mans
Last world champion: Niki Lauda, 1984 Last Grand Prix winner: Gerhard Berger, Hockenheimring, Benetton-Renault, 1997 Last Grand Prix starter: Alexander Wurz, Shanghai, Williams, 2007 Last Grand Prix: A1-Ring, 2003 Austria is the only European country on this list. It has had championship winners and dozens of Grands Prix, but no race and active driver today.
F1 Fanatic guest writer Andrew Tsvyk looks back at a time when the F1 season started on January 1st.
Ten more of F1’s 100 Grand Prix winners including champions Jochen Rindt, Emerson Fittipaldi and Mario Andretti. Plus the fiftieth driver to win a Formula 1 race – America’s Peter Revson.
Poor Felipe Massa. Had his Ferrari engine gone three laps further he’d be sitting on top of the drivers’ championship now. Formula 1 cars may be extremely reliable nowadays but they do break down occasionally. But it’s one thing to drop out of the race in the early stages – it’s quite another when you’re … Continue reading Last-lap losers (p1/2)