Among the support events at the US Grand Prix is a historic F1 race with cars from the ancient past (from the days when I was first watching motor racing). One of those cars was very special to me – Jackie Stewart’s 1971 Tyrrell 002 now owned and driven by John Delane. This was the car in which Scottish driving hero Stewart won the 1971 world driver’s championship.
One of my earliest memories is of a visit to Edinburgh’s Ingliston Racing Circuit at the age of 3 with my Dad and various of his friends. We stood on a grassy hill and waved to a guy in a little blue car flying the Scottish flag. It turns out that this was the car I was waving at 47 years ago. The story goes that I told someone next to us that the driver was a friend of ours. When asked how I knew Jackie, I told him that he must be a friend because he was on our television at home. At 3, the implications of broadcast hadn’t quite sunk in.
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