Keith Greene, 1961 British GP

Today is also the 74th birthday of former Grand Prix racer and team manager Keith Greene!

Keith Greene’s father Syd ran the Gilby Engineering racing concern, so it was no surprise that he would enter into motorsport, and by the age of 18 he was being entered in local handicap races.

His single-seater career started in 1959 and he impressed with an excellent second place at the Aintree 200 Formula 2 race.

In 1961, Gilby decided to construct its own F1 chassis under the new 1.5-litre rules, but it wasn’t very successful and only achieved modest result when fitted with a BRM V8 powerplant in 1962, where Keith peaked with third place at the non-championship Naples GP.

Keith turned to sports cars and GT racing when Gilby pulled the pin on its F1 project, before heading into team management in the 1970s, which included working with the Brabham F1 team.

[Image via F1-Geschiedenis]

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Richard Bailey

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Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.