The big stories from the past week in motor sport from the Archive. The Embassy Hill plane crash claimed the lives of six, 40 years ago last weekend. Among them was Monaco specialist and double world champion Graham Hill, the team’s owner. In 2012 we published a special encounter for Alan Benton in 1962, as he sat down with Graham Hill and Jim Clark to discuss the year ahead.
Another of the six killed in the Embassy Hill crash was the team’s talented young hotshoe, Tony Brise. In the December issue of 2000, David Tremayne remembered the rising driver and pondered what might have been, labelling him ‘the Michael Schumacher of his day.’
This week saw F1 remain in Abu Dhabi for the 12-hour Pirelli test, in which Jordan King turned his first laps in a Formula 1 car. McLaren junior and spotlight subject earlier this year Stoffel Vandoorne also took on testing duties.
A double Le Mans victor was also born this week as Manuel Reuter, winner in 1989 and 1996 turned 54.