Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Formula 1 Designer Gerard Ducarouge Dies...



Spotted the following obituary notice (last week) when purusing my plethora of daily news sites... As 'Duca, aka Gerard Ducarouge is indirectly (partially) responsible for my Formula 1 Baptism! As a Twenty-something wide eyed apprentice, it was 'Duca's breathtaking JPS Lotus 98T that captured my heart towards thee pinnacle 'O motorsports, nee Formula 1.

As that captivating black John Player Special was piloted by another mesmerizing light, that being the mercurial Ayrton Senna, as I still somewhat recall my debutant Grand Prix viewing via the Telescreen being his first victory in the "Motor City," the Detroit Grand Prix in 1986...


While I enjoyed longtime veteran F1 Journo' Maurice Hamilton's look back at the Frenchman simply known as 'Duca, who produced a variety of Grand Prix winning chassis for Ligier and Lotus, not to overlook his Hat Trick of 24 Heurs du Mans wins for Matra...

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