Monday, 12 May 2014

Bruce McLaren

1962 was the last of five occasions on which the British Grand Prix was held at Aintree and I was fortunate enough to see each of those races. On the last two occasions I had left school and was therefore able to take a day off work on the Friday of the race and go to Aintree to watch the practice sessions. The photograph below was taken at the Friday practice for the 1962 event and shows Bruce McLaren in the paddock in his Cooper-Climax T60 on his way to the pits at the start of a practice session.
Bruce McLaren qualified in fourth position on the grid and finished third in the race behind the winner Jim Clark in a Lotus-Climax 25 and John Surtees in a Lola-Climax Mk4.

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