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#1 Racer.Demon

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Posted 07 November 2000 - 22:17

Here's a picture of Fangio racing a BRM Type 15 in its most extreme form, probably sometime during 1953, when the car had long since become ineligible for World Championship Grand Prix racing.

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But what's been bugging me for some time: in what race? The track looks like Goodwood but there doesn't seem to have been a British F Libre race at Goodwood with a No.3 entry for JMF. Or was there?

Any help is appreciated.


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#2 Roger Clark

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Posted 07 November 2000 - 23:49

It's Silverstone, July 18 1953, a formula Libre race supporting the GRand Prix. fangio finished second to Farina in the thinwall Ferrari.

#3 Don Capps

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Posted 08 November 2000 - 03:06

Doug Nye has a similar picture on page 188 of his BRM book. JMF looks as if he is really enjoying himself....;)



#4 Roger Clark

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Posted 08 November 2000 - 06:13

Originally posted by Don Capps
Doug Nye has a similar picture on page 188 of his BRM book. JMF looks as if he is really enjoying himself....;)


It wouldn't be surprising.. The Libre cars were 5 secs a lap faster than the Grand Prix.

#5 Racer.Demon

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Posted 08 November 2000 - 09:01

Right, that's solved then! Thanks, Roger...

So here's an amendment to Tony's rules of motor racing research. Rule number zero: ask TNF first!;)