Stirling Moss at the wheel of the Rob Walker-owned Lotus 18/21, with Coventry climax V8 power, just one lap before his career-ending accident at Goodwood on April 23, 1962.
Photo: Moss Collection
Fangio used to think about accidents and admitted that he worried about having them. When he retired, he said he had been seriously affected by some of the accidents he had been involved in and by the ones which had injured or killed people he knew. The death of Onofre Marimon at the Nurburgring, in particular, upset him quite deeply.
Jackie Stewart’s way of dealing with danger was to try to make racing safer, and although I respect him, I did not agree with many of the things he did. While racing fortunately does not lose drivers in the way it did in the ’50s and ’60s, the element of danger remains and there are strong opinions as to how it is best dealt with.
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