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The Champions!

EMERSON FITTIPALDI (1972 & 1974) Named after the famous American author Ralph Waldo Emmerson, he began competing on motorcycles at the age of 14 before switching to karts. Helped by his older brother Christian, Emerson manufactured and marketed the Mini-kart, on which he became Brazilian champion. He came to Britain in 1969 and made an immediate impression in Formula Ford ... Read More »

Butt-kicking

Success in motorsport comes from great teamwork. For Jenson Button that doesn’t just mean the efforts of his McLaren mechanics, but also from his nearest and dearest. Back in the 1970s you were either a legs, bums or knockers man. Personally, even though I was just a kid, I thought this was a daft question. Surely you’d want all of ... Read More »