As part of our mission to help the world relive the most iconic moments in motorsport’s history, we interviewed some of the industry’s greats – capturing every story which will soon be relived in Formulr.
Relaxed and enthusiastic, Sir Stirling Moss answered the phone for one of our first interviews. Giving us an insight to his life as a racing car driver, Sir Stirling told tales of his narrow escape during the 1958 Argentine Grand Prix, when he quite literally drove the tyres off his Cooper-Climax T-43.
Other stories from the the infamous Bentley Boys revealed the recaps of the ‘playboy drivers’ drinking champagne halfway through the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1929. Another, making their Bentley 3 Litre guest of honour at the 1927 celebration dinner at the Savoy, removing the wheels and carrying it up the stairs into the dining room.
Williams F1 Team veteran Dickie Johnson shared his favourite moments from 20 years of working with the team, recalling the devastation of the 1991 Canadian Grand Prix. Leading for 68 of the 69 laps, Nigel Mansell was set to take out the win until his car stopped painfully close to the finish.
Undeniably lost in the moment, Director of Ford Performance Gerard Quinn told of the time he watched his driving hero Ayrton Senna light up the tarmac at 21-years-old in a Formula Ford.
Gerard also described witnessing a young Jenson Button win the 1998 Formula Ford Festival as an “incredible moment”.
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