With drivers arriving from around the world, SpeedWeek was a place for reunions. Not just friends seeing each other for the first time since lockdown began, but partnerships that dated back decades.
Emerson Fittipaldi was back behind the wheel of his championship-winning Lotus 72 last raced in 1973. Chassis 72/5 took him to his first grand prix triumph at Watkins Glen in 1970, which posthumously confirmed Jochen Rindt as world champion.
Fittipaldi also drove it to victory twice in 1972: at the Osterreichring and then Monza, which clinched his own title.“It was very special,” said Fittipaldi. “It even smelled the same. A fantastic feeling – it all came back.”