F1 » Six of the Best: One-off winners


In his latest column for Crash.net, Will Saunders picks out six one-hit wonders – or in this case, one-off F1 winners in his latest Six of the Best feature

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Strider

August 04, 2014 9:45 AM
Last Edited 37 days ago

Decent list, although in my opinion Maldonado should have been omitted. Plenty of other one off winners who were better than our regular source of crash material. Vittorio Brambilla, Jarno Trulli, Carlos Pace, Olivier Panis, Jean Pierre Beltoise, and Peter Gethin should have been included for the nature of his win alone. Anyway, I like these pieces, would be good to have more of them.

Webbertron

August 04, 2014 10:31 AM

Strider: Decent list, although in my opinion Maldonado should have been omitted. Plenty of other one off winners who were better than our regular source of crash material. Vittorio Brambilla, Jarno Trulli, Carlos Pace, Olivier Panis, Jean Pierre Beltoise, and Peter Gethin should have been included for the nature of his win alone. Anyway, I like these pieces, would be good to have more of them.


I agree with you on that one, these articles make a nice refreshing brake from the usual news. I enjoy going back through the history books a little bit.

Swede48

August 04, 2014 7:36 PM

Compliments on the story. Nice piece. There is a small but significant misrepresentation in the Cevert chapter. According to JYS, Ken asked him to consider letting Cevert through for the win, but Jackie did not agree to it. For starters, it was a big ask. It was to be Jackie's 100th and final race and his win tally would have increased his all-time record. Furthermore, it was not at all clear that any of the three Tyrrells would be in a position to cede victory to another. Unlike '71, Jackie won the title in large part because of the fragility of and lack of team orders among the Lotuses. Too, the brilliant Cevert hadn't particularly been held back that season, if at all. Yes, at three races he finished second to JYS, but only at one of them (Germany) was he within shouting distance. JYS told Ken he'd think about it and they'd talk more later in the weekend. Sadly, on Saturday morning the discussion became moot.

mark.orr.315

August 04, 2014 11:16 PM

I was in Montreal in 1995, it was magic, it was electric it was amazing. It was also the last V12 victory in F1, so incredibly historic and when Jean ran out of gas in front of us the crowd went INSANE. I have never before or since ever experienced group emotion close to that. It was sheer elation, everyone shared his heart that day. Just thinking of it makes my eyes a bit watery.

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