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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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  • 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 […]

  • The Assistant Secretary to the Grand Prix Drivers Club is Agnes Carlier who, when she is not dealing in club affairs alongside Secretary Theo, is one of the best known French motor racing journalists

    One […]

  • Every year the Grand Prix Drivers Club is represented at the famous Monterey speed fest in California that features the Pebble Beach Concours and the historic races at the Mazda Raceway circuit at Laguna […]

  • It is always a pleasure to welcome new members of the Club and last week Daniele Audetto was made an Honorary member of the Grand Prix Drivers Club for his services to racing and Formula 1.

    Though he trained […]

  • 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 […]

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