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Happy Birthday, Teddy!

Congratulations to our former Vice-President Teddy Pilette on his 80th Birthday today. Born in Brussels, he is the third member…

Happy Birthday, Teddy!

Congratulations to our former Vice-President Teddy Pilette on his 80th Birthday today. Born in Brussels, he is the third member…

Happy Birthday Jo

Last weekend our Swiss member Jo Vonlanthen celebrated his 80th birthday. Jo is always the life and soul of the party…

Two Anniversaries for Peter

The Grand Prix Drivers Club sends best wishes to our favourite Grand Prix racing photographer Peter Nygaard on his sixtieth…

Giancarlo for President

Last week our Grand Prix Drivers Club member Giancarlo Minardi was elected President of one of the important organisations within the FIA.

Tim’s Busy Aussie Weekend

There was a surprise outcome during the recent Australian Grand Prix when Grand Prix Drivers Club Vince-President Tim Schenken was…

Reine Wisell Sept 30 1941 – March 20 2022

One could not help but like Reine Wisell who died yesterday, March 20, in a hospital near his home in…

Happy Birthday Tony

Congratulations are due to Tony Brooks a long time member of the Grand Prix Drivers Club who celebrated with his…

Welcome, Stefano

During 2021 there was naturally very little activity within the Grand Prix Drivers Club to write about save that we…

Hazel Chapman ( 1927-2021)

If it had not been for Hazel Chapman, who died on December 14, we might never have seen the first…

Claude Le Guezec

This has been a sad week for the Grand Prix Drivers Club as Claude Le Guezec, who was 98 and…

Sir Frank Williams

Frank Williams in his heady Formula 1 days at Silverstone. ( Grand Prix Photo  Peter Nygaard) The death of Sir…

Bob Bondurant. April 27 1933 – November 12 2021

The Grand Prix Drivers Club lost a good friend and member in Bob Bondurant who died on Friday. Bob was…

Nino : The great Sicillian

If one was ever asked to describe a gentleman racing driver of the 1950’s a perfect example would be Nino…

Happy Birthday All – September & October Birthdays

We have a number of birthdays to celebrate in the next two months starting out with Brian Henton who turns…

Goodbye Gerry

On Wednesday, August 25 our member Gerry Ashmore died in hospital after a long illness. He had only just celebrated…

Congratulations Kazuki

Kazuki Nakajima is one of the youngest members of the Grand Prix Drivers Club and on Sunday, August 22 2021 he finished second at Le Mans sharing the Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota GR010 Hybrid with Sebastien Buemi and Brendon Hartley

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