World Champ Matches Aussie Legend's AGP Record - 40 Years Later!
The record achievement by racing legend, Lex Davison, of winning four Australian Grands Prix has been equalled at last - by no less a figure than six times World Champion, Michael Schumacher!
Nearly half a century after the Australian scored the last of his four AGP victories, Schumacher matched his record with a runaway victory at Melbourne's Albert Park.
Like Davison's 1957 and 1958 victories, Schumacher scored his in a Ferrari.
The story of these and other achievements in Davison's 20-year racing career is told in the long-awaited autobiography, "Larger Than Life", by noted Sydney author, Graham Howard.
Howard and Lex's widow, Diana Gaze, will sign copies of the book in an exclusive launch at Sydney's "AutoBookWorld", 207 Clarence Street, next Wednesday.
The book does look great, and let's face it, my description of Diana as the 'First Lady' of Australian Motor Racing is far from incorrect.
It would be worth being there just to meet and speak with her.
I wonder if Tony will be there too?
And I wonder how the book deals with the muddle of the 1957 race...