Former Grand Prix driver Chris Amon – the man widely regarded as the best F1 driver never to have won a Grand Prix – will have his life and career celebrated at this Chris Amon will be honoured at the NZ Festival of Motor Racingmonth’s New Zealand Festival of Motor Racing.

Amon, now 67, enjoyed a Grand Prix career spanning fourteen seasons between 1963 and 1976, started close to 100 Formula 1 races, often finding himself switching from one team to another, only to find his former employers suddenly finding form while his new team would lose competitiveness.

The Festival will be held at the Waikato Circuit on New Zealand’s North Island over the last two weekends in January, and the event will feature many of the cars he piloted during his career.

A genuinely thrilled Amon aims to use the event to raise funds for the Bruce McLaren Trust in recognition of his late compatriot with whom he raced in F1 until McLaren’s tragic death in 1970.

“It will be a lot of fun and it will be nice to see a lot of my old cars,” Amon is quoted by the New Zealand Press Agency.

To find out more about the event, click on the banner below to visit the Festival’s official website:

NZFMR official site

[Original image via LAT]

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Richard Bailey

Founder & Chief Editor at MotorsportM8
Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.