He chose Heuer and, for the next decade or so, the Swiss watch company was to serve as Official Timekeeper for the Scuderia Ferrari.
The Super One Series and Trent Valley Kart Club invite entries to the MiniMax class for the innovative Rotax Academy with pooled engines. As a precursor to 2014, this event is a low cost and controlled cost race for 11 to 15 year olds, where all costs are met with one single fee except for the provision of the driver’s own kart. Engines, race slick and wet tyres, race oil and fuel will be supplied by the promoters and entry and official practice costs met by the single fee for the two days. The entry fee is £800 and the entry form is on the Downloads page on the Super One website – Rotax Academy Entry Form. Entries to be sent to JKH, Manley House Farm, Manley Lane, Manley, Cheshire WA6 0PF (Tel 07774 646784) with SAE for confirmation.
It is 7am on Sunday morning of the 1970 Le Mans 24 Hours. It is raining and the metronomic howl of engines blasting past the main grandstand echo with the regularity of a Swiss watch.
In a rain swept paddock filled with caravans and motor homes that would now be considered rudimentary to most kart racers American racing driver Michael Delaney (Steve McQueen) spies a shell-shocked Lisa Belgetti, whose boyfriend has just been critically injured in a fiery accident.
Delaney offers Belgetti some solace in his motor home, away from the prying eyes of the TV cameras and in her distressed state she asks him a poignant and seemingly unanswerable question.
“What is so important about driving faster than anyone else?”
Delaney, blue eyes glistening like the face of the TAG Heuer Monaco Calibre 12 chronograph watch resting on his wrist, utters a line that has gone into motoring celluloid immortality.
“Racing is life….anything before or after, is just waiting.”