Originally posted by sandy
And another aside. Peter Whitehead was killed in an accident on a public road, as was former World Champion Nino Farina and of course Mike Hawthorn. Who else of that era died in road accidents? Fangio was in a bad accident but got away with it, but is there a connection between ageing drivers of that time being over confident on the road? (Hawthorn, a younger man, apart of course but he did seem to be reckless on public roads, or was it just that he was particularly unlucky?)
"Mike the Bike" Hailwood.