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#1 Longtimefan

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 09:53

(Apologies to the mods, I tried to find the old Cevert thread but couldn't see it)

Today marks 40 years since we lost Francois in that truly horrific crash at Watkins Glen.

I'm very happy to see Sky mentioned him and even had a programme on him, I cannot comment about the BBC, wasnt watching them.

I still remember that day vividly, I'd been into F1 for about 3 years and already had 'lost' one of my heroes in Rindt. Then we lost Francois, a future WDC I am sure!

RIP my friend, we will never forget you.

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#2 Coral

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 10:40

I watched the tribute on Sky, I thought it was guite good, though it didn't tell me anything I didn't already know. It was nice that they marked the anniversary.

 

François Cevert's accident was the first driver fatality that I can remember when it happened. It's hard to believe that it's 40 years...strangely enough it was that 1973 season which started my interest in F1...

 

RIP Françcois...forever remembered...


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#3 Barry Boor

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 11:52

A win for Francois in the 1969 F.2 race at Reims.

 

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Don't get too excited about the apparent close finish - ONE of these eight cars was a lap behind.   :eek:



#4 glyn parham

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 12:02

Was the Sky programme from Monthlery. A friend went and said that it was a moving and sentimental occasion.
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#5 garoidb

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 12:27

A win for Francois in the 1969 F.2 race at Reims.

 

reimsf2.jpg

 

Don't get too excited about the apparent close finish - ONE of these eight cars was a lap behind.   :eek:

 

I wouldn't stand there with the chequered flag if I could help it.  :eek:



#6 john winfield

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 14:53

Was the Sky programme from Monthlery. A friend went and said that it was a moving and sentimental occasion.
Glyn

Glyn,

You may have seen them already, but the last couple of pages of this Autodiva thread refer to the Montlhéry gathering.

 

http://www.autodiva....&t=61&start=760



#7 Gary C

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 15:41

from Monthlery? I wouldn't have thought so....Sky don't exactly spend a ton of money on their features.



#8 glyn parham

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 17:35

Thanks for pointing me to Autodiva, I haven't been on there for ages and I should have said the town, not the race track at Monthlery.
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#9 Hamish Robson

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 17:39

The BBC mentioned it briefly, but no feature.

 

RIP Francois, although before my F1 time I know enough to know that he was a star in the ascendancy, and any loss is tragedy.



#10 Rob29

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 10:09

Glyn,

You may have seen them already, but the last couple of pages of this Autodiva thread refer to the Montlhéry gathering.

 

http://www.autodiva....&t=61&start=760

All I get from this link is a green stripe :cry: Never knew there was a town called Montlhery-thought the circuit was a suburb of Paris?Reims F2 race miust have been about the closest ever? also the last neeting at that circuit.I too was a Cevert fan remember meeting him at Crystal Palace same year I think?    RIP Francois.



#11 timt1964

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 19:40

the death of francois cevert was probably my first experience of a racing fatality,a truly shocking accident thats haunts me to this day.

i often think of the "what ifs",cevert racing against lauda,hunt in the following years would have been interesting.

he deserves to be remembered for the lovely guy he apparently was.RIP.



#12 Jejking

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 20:50

Can i rewatch the Sky tribute somewhere? This subject really bothers me.