Frank Lyons scored a memorable victory when a historic GP Masters F1 race supported the French Grand Prix at Magny Cours in celebration of 100 years of grand prix racing.
A modest grid of 18 cars included Brian Wilson’s Brabham BT24-Repco, shipped from Australia, but it was James Hanson who dominated qualifying in Nick Rini’s BRM P160.
However, electrical problems saw Hanson retire early, while Yves Saguato (Shadow DN3) got stuck in the gravel at the first corner. Lyons now led, but had to survive a challenge from the Williams FW06 of Andrew Wareing before taking victory. Wareing went out with damaged suspension after contact, so Jeff Lewis ran second in his Tyrrell 007.
It is sixty years since the well-known pre-war racing driver Richard Shuttleworth bought his first veteran car, the Panhard-Levassor which caused such a fuss when he drove it on its…
The solutions to last month's Quiz questions are as follows:- (1) A.C. (2) Berliet. (3) Standard. (4) A.B.C. (5) Horstmann. (6) Stoneleigh. (7) Daimler.
Book for Christmas
British Grand Prix by Maurice Hamilton. 271 pp. 10½" x 8¼". The Crowood Press Ltd, Gipsy Lane, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN2 6DQ. £18.95. This is a revised and enlarged edition of…