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F1 Nürburgring 1967 footage

Talk about the blast from the past. This 1967 footage shows what the Nürburgring was like nearly 50 years ago, as well as how different racing was back then.

I also found this short clip from the movie 9 Days in Summer. 

The film, a reference to the nine races that Jim Clark and Graham Hill won, was made as a promotional documentary film for the Ford Company. It includes race footage and much engineering detail on the Lotus-Ford car with its three litre V8 engine designed by Colin Chapman and Keith Duckworth. Includes race footage from the British Grand Prix at Silverstone where Clark won and the Italian Grand Prix at Monza. Also footage of Graham Hill’s family including Damon Hill.

F1 67 Nurburgring

 I think it’s fascinating to watch these clips in 2017. We don’t realize how seriously dangerous F1 was back then. With design engineers like Colin Chapman doing literally anything to save weight on the cars and no safety precautions to speak of (some drivers wouldn’t even wear seatbelts because they’d rather be thrown from the cars). The cars were literal death traps in the event of a crash. Jackie Stewart even said there was a 1 in 3 chance they would live through each Grand Prix. Try to imagine that.. these guys were heroes!

Luka Hribar

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