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The reluctant Lotus ace who was dropped for Clark Prime

The reluctant Lotus ace who was dropped for Clark

A firm believer that motor racing was a sport for gentlemen, Innes Ireland lived a spirited life. Nigel Roebuck recalls a character whose outlook ceased to fit with modern Formula 1.

The tragedy that forced Ferrari's first F1 winner to quit Prime

The tragedy that forced Ferrari's first F1 winner to quit

Burly and pugnacious, Jose Froilan Gonzales was an unlikely-looking racing driver. And yet he claimed Ferrari's first world championship Formula 1 race win. NIGEL ROEBUCK recalls the man they called 'El Cabezon'

The tragedy of Ferrari's most unpopular F1 star Prime

The tragedy of Ferrari's most unpopular F1 star

Following the death of his Ferrari teammate Gilles Villeneuve, Didier Pironi was a polarising figure in Formula 1, who might have been champion but for a twist of fortune.

The F1 rookie winner's 'career in reverse' Prime

The F1 rookie winner's 'career in reverse'

Giancarlo Baghetti arrived on the Formula 1 scene in 1961 and immediately made an impact, earning a unique place in the championship's history.

The story of F1's most successful privateer Prime

The story of F1's most successful privateer

Robert Ramsey Campbell Walker listed his occupation as 'Gentleman' - which rather undersold one of the most successful underdog entrants in F1 history.