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Seventies F1 icons on track for Goodwood 73rd Members’ Meeting

Published 23 January 2015

Two Formula One heroes will be reunited for the first time in 40 years at the Goodwood 73rd Members’ Meeting as the event celebrates the 1970s era of ‘high airbox’ cars.

Racing driver Jean-Pierre Jarier will drive the Shadow DN5 car at the meeting in West Sussex on 21-22 March where he’ll be joined by Niki Lauda’s 1975 title-winning Ferrari 312T.

Visitors will also get the chance to see Lotus 72s raced that were in period by Emerson Fittipaldi and Ronnie Peterson. There will also be March, Tyrrell and McLaren cars on the grid, which was campaigned by Peterson, Patrick Depailler and James Hunt.

Against expectations, Frenchman Jarier put ‘1A’ on pole position for the Argentinian Grand Prix that opened the 1975 F1 season, although technical problems meant he couldn’t start the race.

It was a similar story in Brazil where, after taking a convincing early lead, the car had to be retired. The car’s best finish was fourth at the Spanish GP later that year.

In fact, the car has continued to suffer bad luck and was badly damaged in a high-speed crash in Monaco, but was painstakingly restored in time to return to racing at last year’s Monaco Grand Prix Historique.

Rarities also due to take part in the meeting include the world’s only Amon AF101, as raced by Chris Amon in 1974. There will also be the unique Shadow DN7-Matra, raced only by Jarier. And the Token RJ02 in which Tom Pryce made his F1 debut in 1974.

73rd Goodwood Members' Meeting

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