Formula One’s forgotten heroes - Francois Cevert

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Formula One’s forgotten heroes - Francois Cevert

Postby CrazyChick » Wed 11 Feb, 2009 1:56 pm

Since 1950, hundreds of drivers have tried their luck at Formula One racing, but just 101 have won races - and only a select band of 30 have become world champions. Perhaps no wonder then that several great drivers have slipped through the cracks and are largely forgotten by all but the most knowledgeable F1 aficionados.

One such ‘forgotten hero’ is Francois Cevert. Tipped as Jackie Stewart’s natural successor in the early 1970s, Cevert won one Grand Prix and clinched 13 podiums in an all too brief three-year Formula One career. Were it not for his untimely death during qualifying for the 1973 United States Grand Prix, his talent would almost certainly have taken him a great deal further.....
In pictures - Francois Cevert
2012 Motorsport Champions:
Formula 1: Sebastian Vettel, IRL: Ryan Hunter-Reay, NASCAR: Brad Keselowski, GP2: Davide Valsecchi, WSR: Robin Frijns, British F3: Jack Harvey, Euro F3: Daniel Juncadella, GP3: Mitch Evans, Formula 2: Luciano Bacheta.
WRC: Sebastien Loeb, BTCC: Gordon Sheddon, WTCC: Rob Huff, DTM: Bruno Spengler.
MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo, WSB: Max Biaggi, BSB: Shane Byrne, Moto2: Marc Marquez, Moto 3: Sandro Cortese.
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