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Larger-than-life

04. Jul 2021 
by Ziv Knoll
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Innes Ireland (1930-1993) was a British military officer, an engineer, and a motor racing driver. He was the winner of just one Formula One Grand Prix (Watkins Glen 1961 in a Lotus), but of eight non-championship F1 races, he was a larger-than-life character.

Picture above: Dutch soldiers helping him push his Lotus 25 back on track in free practice for the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort in 1965. He finished the race in 10th position, two laps down on winner Jim Clark in a Lotus-Climax (picture below).

Source: LAT Images

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  1. On en trouve plus des messieurs comme ça, aujourd’hui ils sont élevés à la course automobile dans le biberon dans les programmes jeunes pilotes. Autre temps autre profil de pilote automobile !!!

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