It has been a tradition within the Grand Prix drivers club to record the notable birthday anniversaries of members and I must apologise for missing the 65th birthday of our Honorary Member Mario Theissen on August 17.
However, today ( September 17) marks the 70th birthday of Giancarlo Minardi who was a Formula 1 constructor and entrant for many years and who gave many young Italian drivers a start on their grand prix careers. Giancarlo is 70 today.
Next week, on September 21, we mark the 80th birthday of Gianpiero Biscaldi and four days later, on September 25 it will be the 75th birthday of multi-Le Mans winner Henri Pescarolo.
Best wishes to all of them from the Club.