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/ Rolf Stommelen

  • Rewind to ... 1975 Spanish Grand Prix
  • Protests in the park
  • May 17, 2011: We look back at one of the most dramatic and tragic Spanish Grand Prix weekends of all time

  • German Grand Prix
  • Hunt's win forgotten as Lauda's life hangs in the balance
  • August 1, 1976: James Hunt won the 1976 German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring but no-one remembers that. Instead, the abiding memory of the race is a burning Ferrari with an unconscious Niki Lauda trapped within

  • Austrian Grand Prix
  • Brambilla takes maiden win in appalling conditions
  • August 17, 1975: The 37-year-old Italian Vittorio Brambilla, who had more than once threatened to record his maiden victory earlier in the season, finally did so at the Austrian Grand Prix

  • Spanish Grand Prix
  • Safety concerns ring true as tragedy strikes at Montjuic
  • April 27, 1975: The Spanish Grand Prix goes down in the history books as a race won by Jochen Mass in the McLaren, but the whole weekend was overshadowed by driver protests over an unsafe track and ultimately a tragic accident that claimed the lives of five spectators

  • Mexican Grand Prix
  • Ickx secures runner-up spot as Brabham bows out
  • October 25, 1970: With the world championship already decided, the final grand prix of the season in Mexico City was a chance for the drivers to race without any pressure. Jacky Ickx was victorious and finished runner-up in the championship standings behind posthumous winner Jochen Rindt

  • United States Grand Prix
  • Fittipaldi wins at The Glen for Rindt
  • October 4, 1970: Emerson Fittipaldi's victory at Watkins Glen ended Jacky Ickx's hopes, and meant that Jochen Rindt became the first and, to date, only posthumous world champion

  • Canadian Grand Prix
  • Ickx inherits comfortable victory to maintain title hopes
  • September 20, 1970: With Lotus not competing in the Canadian Grand Prix after Jochen Rindt's death at Monza two weeks previously, Jacky Ickx capitalised on Jackie Stewart's early retirement to win comfortably at the Mont-Tremblant circuit

  • Italian Grand Prix
  • Rindt's death overshadows Ferrari home win
  • September 6, 1970: Although Clay Regazzoni won the Italian Grand Prix in front of the fanatical Ferrari faithful, the weekend was dominated by the death of world champion in waiting Jochen Rindt during practice on the eve of the race

  • Austrian Grand Prix
  • Ickx hands Ferrari overdue victory
  • August 16, 1970: Jacky Ickx finally steered his Ferrari to victory at the Austrian Grand Prix, ending a run of four successive wins for championship leader Jochen Rindt

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