The memory of Jochen Rindt will be perpetuated by a name change for the International Historic Formula Two Trophy. The series for 1600cc cars is being retitled the Jochen Rindt Historic F2 Trophy.
The Austrian superstar was the most successful driver of the 1600cc era and David McLaughlin’s FORCE operation, the new series organiser, has agreed with Rindt’s widow, Nina, that the series will now bear the name of the posthumous 1970 Formula One world champion.
“In period, Jochen fired the imagination and got people excited,” said McLaughlin. “We’re hoping that Nina may be able to attend a race this year and present the trophies.”
Champion Robert Simac and race winner Fredy Kumschick are returning their cars to period livery.