I’ve had so many great rivals but I’m going back to my Formula 2 Superstox days from 1971 to ’74, racing with my dad and my Uncle Stan. It was three Warwicks against the world. It was very tough but we had so much fun and they were so proud when I made it to Formula 1.
We’d be welding our Warwick trailers all day, racing three or four nights a week around the country, building the cars from scratch, repairing them, prepping the engines, the whole thing.
The racing was very aggressive, angry even. You’d come out with battle scars and there were fights in the paddock. I was just a 17-year-old squirt, a welder from Alresford, but I won the English Championship in 1971 and the World Championship in ’73. Superstox taught me many lessons that helped me when I got to Formula Ford and we were about ten abreast going into a corner.