Back in February, we referred you to a Netflix special documenting the racing life of Willy T. Ribbs, the OG black racing driver. In celebration of Lewis Hamilton breaking all sorts of records – already passed Schumacher’s record of 91 wins, soon to pass his all time number of laps led and ultimately the 7 driver’s championships – Sky Sports did a timely interview with the OG himself. As always, it’s fun viewing. Enjoy.
A few weeks ago, I wrote about how important tobacco money has been to F1 and the lack of it is making the pinnacle of motorsport a bit laughable at times.
Well, I happened upon this comprehensive interview with Ron Dennis, the man who made what McLaren was – until the consortium led by Mansur Ojjeh booted him. It’s a thoroughly pleasurable viewing experience, going way back to the days of the Brabham team, and onto the days of Senna, Mikka and more. It’s also very interesting that Phillip Morris was the primary source of funding to grow the team into what it ultimately became – multiple constructor and driver champion.