Former Grand Prix driver Geoff Lees is celebrating his 60th birthday today!
A driver whom many regarded to be among the most professional in the business, Lees had the talent without ever getting a proper crack at the top flight of open-wheel motorsport despite enjoying success in virtually every other championship category he has competed.
In between all of this, he took his Grand Prix opportunities when they came about, but he was often saddled with less than competitive (or familiar) machinery and it was a supreme effort to qualify.
Taking the 1981 Formula 2 championship crown wasn’t enough to propel him into F1 full-time, and so Lees moved to Japan where he carved out a successful career in TOM’s Toyota sports car team.
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