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Welcome to the Grand Prix Drivers Club Forum.

This is where we would like to hear from you, see photographs you may want to share and questions you may want to ask. Wherever possible we’ll answer your queries as soon as possible. But please understand that, for a number of reasons, it may not be possible to directly get in touch with some of the members, but they’re sure to respond one way or another. We strongly believe that the Forum can greatly contribute to keeping the old racing spirit alive and kicking, and we’re counting on you, the enthusiasts from around the world to prove us right.

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  • On Saturday March 30 Jim Russell died at the age of 98 – he would have been 99 next month – in hospital where he was having surgery on his hip following a fall.

    He left the RAF at the end of the war and set […]

  • Ever since I first visited in 1960 I have always enjoyed
    Turin. Back then I had just taken over as Editor of one of the oldest motoring
    magazines that still existed, Motor World, founded in Scotland in 1899. By […]

  • Jo Ramirez surrounded by McLaren’s at the Mercedes Benz museum archives. (Photo Peter Meierhofer)

    The Grand Prix Divers Club, though restricted to former
    Formula 1 grand prix drivers, also embraces a number o […]

  • Amongst our honorary members of the Grand Prix Drivers Club is Dr Gerry Brandstetter and today ( March 24) he celebrates his 80thbirthday. 

    Though not a racing driver he has taken part in a number of events […]

  • It is not often we get a car named after one of the members of the Grand Prix Drivers Club but at the Paris Show last October Alfa Romeo showed a concept car called the Tecno-Montecarlo Nanni Galli, a tribute to […]

  • Niki Lauda with Ron Dennis of McLaren.

    It is hard to believe that Andreas Nikolaus Lauda – Niki in racing circles – celebrated his 70th birthday yesterday. 

    It seems like yesterday this fresh-faced youth […]

  • On July 5 this year our former member, and later benefactor, Jean Sage, would have been 80 years of age 

    For
    those of us who had the pleasure of meeting and knowing Jean Sage, who died at
    the age of 70 […]

  • Back in October last year I welcomed the news of Formula 1
    commentator  Murray Walker’s 95th
    birthday and remarked on his long time as a motor sport commentator. Note that
    I said motor sport for Murray was re […]

  • The Grand Prix Drivers Club congratulates our member David Brabham on creating and preparing to run this first of what we hope will be many new Brabham racing cars: the BT62.

    It was announced last week that […]

  • Over the past two years Grand Prix Drivers Club have been privileged to publish photographs taken by Danish photographer Peter Nygaard who is one of the modern grand prix photo greats.

    I say this not to […]

  • This year has been the most successful for a long time when it came to recruiting new members to the Grand Prix Drivers Club and in the past four weeks, we have been able to welcome four new members.
    In no […]

  • Last weekend former World Champion and Grand Prix Drivers Club member Mika Hakkinen won the Gregor Grant Award at the annual Autosport Awards ceremony in London.

    Gregor Grant was the founding editor of […]

  • Reg Parnell was a long-time member of the Grand Prix Drivers Club and his racing career covered more than thirty years as a driver and continued with him as a team manager and team principal in Formula 1. He was […]

  • Throughout the history of European motorsport, the aristocrats and the titled were the true pioneers. They were pioneers mainly because they were the only people who had the money to indulge in this new and […]

  • It is hard to believe that out Press member Murray Walker celebrated his 95th birthday last week.

    Murray has a reputation as a motorsport commentator all over the World and what is more he is one of the […]

  • On the 22nd of this month, October, it will be 25 years since we lost Innes Ireland to cancer. He was a great loss to motor racing and to the Grand Prix Drivers Club because when Innes was around anything could […]

  • Howden Ganley was at Goodwood for the revival meeting and caught up with former historic racer and character Alain de Cadenet and too this photograph of him with an actor, I presume, perfectly dressed up as Tazio […]

  • I have always had a fascination for small motorsport events around the World because usually it is a new experience but often it reveals cars or drivers that you thought had disappeared off the radar for […]

  • Motor sport has often thrown up fascinating characters and none more so than Don Sergio Mantovani who died this weekend at the age of 92.

    Don Sergio, often confused with the Maserati racing driver of the […]

  • The Goodwood Revival Meeting is a true classic amongst historic motor racing events. What makes it spectacular is that the racing is so close and so fierce that even the younger generation admit it makes modern […]

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