Friday 12 May 2017

New Motorsport Week article: Chris Amon - Fernando Alonso's echo from the past

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Chris Amon 1973 * Fotograf: Lothar Spurzem *
06.07.1973 im Fahrerlager des Nürburgrings
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It is tempting to assume that many of F1's odd and infuriating ways are peculiar to this warped modern age. That the sort of thing would never have gone on in its glorious past.

But it's not always the case. Indeed you could argue that it's not often the case. With astonishing regularity there is in fact a precedent.

And so it is with the curious ongoing case of Fernando Alonso, brought into sharp focus by his struggles with the McLaren Honda. Has there ever been another with his sheer talent matched by his sheer inability to be in the right car at the right time? The answer is yes.

In my latest for Motorsport Week​ I tell the story of Chris Amon. You can read it here:

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