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  • Each year the Grand Prix Drivers Club presents the Jean Sage Memorial Award to a person who has assisted the Club over a number of years. The late Jean Sage who was team manager of Renault when they came into […]

  • The Grand Prix Drivers Club members send congratulations to one of our newest members Kazuki Nakajima, along with team-mates Fernando Alonso and Sebastien Buemi on a tremendous win in the Le Mans 25 Hour race this […]

  • The general assembly of the Grand Prix Drivers Club took place last week based at the Hotel La Ruota in Pianfei, Piedmont.

    Though the main business was the annual general meeting of the club there were the […]

  • The reliability of grand prix cars today is hardly ever questioned. Technology and engineering progress has now ensured that the chances of any of today’s cars actually breaking down, or being dangerous to d […]

  • It seems quite remarkable, for those of us who can remember those days, but it is sixty years this coming weekend since our former GPDC President, Maria-Teresa de Filippis became the first woman to be entered for […]

  • Never miss an issue of Concierge, the new leading authority on Formula One destinations.
    Download the e-magazine that gives you an exclusive trackside view of the real Formula One experience […]

  • Despite the fact the Spanish Grand Prix was taking place last weekend there was a good turnout of members of the Grand Prix Drivers Club at the Monaco Historic last weekend.
    Vice President Emanuelle Pirro along […]

  • Over this grand prix weekend at Baku our Grand Prix Drivers Club member Helmut Marko celebrates his 75th birthday and obviously hoping for a Toro Rosso victory.

    Helmut ran in his first grand prix in 1971 with […]

  • John Miles, who died at the age of 74 on Sunday, was sadly one of the more forgotten racing drivers of the 1960’s who was a quiet, intellectual person as opposed to a pushy young charger.
    He started racing m […]

  • We seem to be celebrating a lot of birthdays just now and our Australian member, Vern Schuppan recently celebrated his 75th birthday in Adelaide.
    Not only that but only a few weeks before he had been out racing […]

  • Since its inception, the Grand Prix Drivers Club has had an Honorary Committee of members of Royal families and Peers who have had a keen interest in motorsport.
    One of the most enthusiastic members is His Serene […]

  • Our Japanese club member Satoru Nakajima the farmer’s son from Okazaki and launched his grand prix racing career in 1987 with Camel Team Lotus driving the Lotus 99T Honda, He took fourth place at the British G […]

  • Today, February 23 marks the ninetieth birthday of the first of Germany’s new era of racing drivers, Hans Herrmann.

    His call-up by Mercedes Benz to be the third driver in their reborn 1954 grand prix team w […]

  • This month the club announced two new Membres d’Honneur in Mauro Forghieri and Dr Gerry Brandstetter.
    Mauro needs no introduction as his reputation as one of the finest post-war racing engineers has been e […]

  • Elsewhere on the site, you will see a review of a new book published privately by Andre Etancelin whose grandfather, the great French racing driver Philippe Etancelin, was one of the finest French drivers of the […]

  • From time to time I receive books for review that feature present or past members of the Grand Prix Drivers Club but few are as impressive as this book that has been compiled by Andre Etancelin the grandson of one […]

  • There are times when watching today’s grand prix racing the whole subject of tyres and which ones to use becomes mind-boggling. We could be nostalgic and think back to the 1950s with skinny tyres, Ferrari using B […]

  • Our Portuguese member Tiago Monteiro was recently nominated as Sports Personality of the Year by the Portuguese Sports Federation.

    Congratulations from all at the Grand Prix Drivers Club.

  • Last week the entrants for the Le Mans Historic race were announced and one of the interesting entries featured the only member of the Grand Prix Drivers Club to run in the event and what is more, a multiple […]

  • The passing of Dan Gurney at the age of 86 marks a sad day for motor racing and for the Grand Prix Drivers Club. We knew he had been poorly for some time but the stark reality of his death will take more time to […]

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