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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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  • Until now we have not commented on Niki Lauda’s situation following surgery to replace one of his lungs but the Viennese Hospital (AKH) gave some positive indication today that Niki is on the way to r […]

  • Had you visited the London Motor Show in 1964 you would have found Ferrari 250LM (s/n 6105GT)  finished in China Red on the Maranello Concessionaires stand.
    One of the visitors to the stand that year was Ron Fry […]

  • I recently mentioned the General Assembly of the Grand Prix Drivers Club held in Italy and on the morning everyone arrived there was the sound of a performance car arriving outside the hotel and true enough Mika […]

  • The General Assembly of the Club always springs surprises and this year it was wonderful to welcome Guy Edwards to Italy. Since his stroke which has placed him in a wheelchair, his travels have obviously been […]

  • The Ennstal Classic held each July in Austria is like a magnet to members of the Grand Prix Drivers Club and this year was no exception.

    It was good to see our General Secretary Theo Huschek in attendance […]

  • Not so long ago Sergio Marchionne was forever in the motor racing news with his comments about Ferrari, its performance in races and its future. Not only that, but his business expertise had become something of a […]

  • 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 past month has been a busy one for me what with the 50th anniversary of the death of Jim Clark. As his biographer there were various invitations to events and clearly one could not attend everything but at 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 […]

  • I was saddened when the well known French racing and rally driver Bernard Consten died a few months ago for not only had I followed his career from 1958 but after I moved to France we maintained an amusing […]

  • 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 […]

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