In 1968 I'd graduated to a semi-useful position on racedays. That year I ran the comms link at the Wigram Hairpin - under the control of the very experienced ex racer John Armstrong. This gave me a literal trackside close-up view of the action at a point where a lot of overtaking under brakes took place.
G Hill of course drove the Lotus 49T at Wigram that year.
From our vantage point we could watch as every lap as he applied the brakes, he rose up out of the cockpit. The general effect was as John remarked, like raising the dead.....
Very obviously he ran his belts quite slack, such that he could perform this act - but with the altitude limited by the belts..
It may have been quite useful as the apex for the hairpin was hard to pick from low level.
I've never seen a picture of him doing this - or read of it either.
So, was this a one-off performed where "colonial" officialdom wouldn't step on him ?
Does anyone know of him doing it elsewhere ?