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WHO IS THIS?
This bandy-legged maestro set new standards that still pass muster to this day.
Having swapped books for spanners he initially set off in a blue oval, but it was a switch to a bow-tie that yielded international recognition. When the guns fell silent he was invited to join the best and soon proved his worth. Poor reliability blunted his first assault on the world stage, but he responded in dominant fashion.
Injury meant he spent the next year on the sidelines, while a lack of a competitive car stymied his comeback.
This was but a blip and he was soon fired back into contention, and he delivered over and over and over and over again.
He became an unlikely political pawn as the horse rode into town to make a point, while after time had caught up with him he enjoyed a lifetime of guaranteed support from a star he’d helped to shine so brightly.
ON THIS DAY
1 Today is Eddie Cheever’s birthday. Where did he score his only front-row start in F1? 2
Bobby Rahal is 66 today. For which team did he make two F1 starts? 3
Rodger Ward was born on this day in 1921. He famously entered his Kurtis Kraft Midget in the 1959 US GP – how far off the pace was he in qualifying? 4
Which ex-f1 racer scored his career-best Formula E result on this day in the 2015 Buenos Aires E-prix? 5
That race was also the only FE outing for which Indycar race winner?
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